The next requirements will be installed together with Django Tracking Analyzer:

  • Django 2.1 or later.
  • Django Countries 5.5 or later.
  • Django IPWare 2.1.0 or later.
  • Django User Agents 0.4.0 or later.
  • GeoIP2 2.9.0 or later.

Package installation

You can install the Django Tracking Analyzer package in the two traditional Python ways:

  1. Automatically, by using PyPI (this is of course the preferred way):
pip install django-tracking-analyzer
  1. Manually, by downloading the package and installing yourself:
cd django-tracking-analyzer-master/
python install


Once the package is installed, the next two entries have to be added to the INSTALLED_APPS setting:

  • 'django_user_agents' (enables all the functionality needed to get user agent data)
  • 'tracking_analyzer'

MaxMind® GeoLite2 datasets installation

In order to have IP geolocation and related data collection, DTA uses the GeoIP2 library, which should have been installed together with this package.

GeoIP2 uses MaxMind® geographical datasets to work, which location is pointed by the GEOIP_PATH Django setting. This means you have to dowload and install those datasets in the directory specified by that setting, which you can do in two different ways:

  1. Automatically, by using the DTA management command install_geoip_dataset. This is the preferred and fastest way of doing it, and you should be ready to go by just running the command: python install_geoip_dataset.
  2. Manually, by downloading yourself the datasets from the MaxMind® GeoLite2 site.

Once this last step is done, you should be ready to use Django Tracking Analyzer.

install_geoip_dataset management command

The management command install_geoip_dataset is available to help you download and install the MaxMind GeoLite2 datasets without any effort.

The only thing you have to make is to ensure the existence of the Django setting GEOIP_PATH. This setting specifies the directory where the GeoIP data files are located. It is unset by default, you have to set it to a directory where you want the datasets to be installed. A nice place is usually the root directory of your project code.

Once you have this setting, you can execute the management command and, if you don’t have any GeoLite2 files in that directory, it will download and decompress the GeoLite2 “City” and “Country” datasets for you:

python install_geoip_dataset

In case you already have the datasets installed, the command will ask you if you really want to download another datasets and replace the existing ones with the latest downloaded version:

Seems that MaxMind dataset GeoLite2-Country.mmdb.gz is already installed in "GeoLite2-Country.mmdb.gz". Do you want to reinstall it?

The process will run for both the “Country” and the “City” datasets.

Although the management command will everything you need in a simlpe run, you might want to specify some different download options, such the datasets files names or the download URL. You can do this via the next command parameters:

  • url: Base URL where the MaxMind(R) datasets are available.
  • countries: Remote file name for the MaxMind(R) Country dataset (compressed).
  • cities: Remote file name for the MaxMind(R) City dataset (compressed).