Native Install on Ubuntu


I am trying to install WebODM natively under Ubuntu 16.04 using the community provided script:

I have two questions:

a) At the end of the script it configures docker… so is it not really native? I plan to use this on a virtual machine and don’t want performance to be much degraded.

b) When the script finishes, is there any other step I must complete in order to be able to connect and start working? What URL should I use to connect to the newly configured machine?

Thanks in advance,

The community script is installing WebODM natively, but I think it assumes that node-OpenDroneMap and OpenDroneMap are installed using docker. You can follow the instructions on and to install those natively as well.

If you need a script that installs everything natively and you want to save some time, you could also consider supporting the project by purchasing

I’m pretty much a newbie and no ubuntu power user either… I was not aware of the script for installing but I first tried installing on a virtual server on digital ocean. Hit a snag when it could not find docker… and I didnt know how to set the path to docker. I created a new server with docker already installed… one of the one click installs. I then ran the webodm install… had to add pip manually… once installed I could access the it via the machines IP:8000

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I’m a complete noob and busy with the native install of WebODM on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. I’ve installed PGAdmin III, but now I don’t know how to create a new database (name it webodm_dev ), connect to it and set the postgis.enable_outdb_rasters and postgis.gdal_enabled_drivers settings:
ALTER SYSTEM SET postgis.enable_outdb_rasters TO True;
ALTER SYSTEM SET postgis.gdal_enabled_drivers TO ‘GTiff’;

I would really appreciate any help.