Running Open Topo Data on Windows

A few users have mentioned that the getting started instructions don't work on Windows. This is difficult for me to debug without access Windows machine, but I believe the instructions below will work.

Getting started on Windows

Install docker and git.

Make sure docker is running. The command docker ps should print a (possibly empty) table of containers, rather than an error message.

Clone the repository with

git clone

and change into the repo folder

cd opentopodata

To build the docker image, instead of using of make build, build with

docker build --tag opentopodata --file docker/Dockerfile .

To run the server, instead of using make run, run with

docker run --rm -it --volume C:/path/to/opentopodata/data:/app/data:ro -p 5000:5000 opentopodata sh -c "/usr/bin/supervisord -c /app/docker/supervisord.conf"


Error during connect

An error like

error during connect: Get http://%2F%2F.%2Fpipe%2Fdocker_engine/v1.40/containers/json: open //./pipe/docker_engine: The system cannot find the file specified. In the default daemon configuration on Windows, the docker client must be run elevated to connect. This error may also indicate that the docker daemon is not running.

means docker isn't running.

The input device is not a TTY

Trying to run the docker run command in Git CMD gives me this error:

the input device is not a TTY.  If you are using mintty, try prefixing the command with 'winpty'

Run the docker run command in Command Prompt instead.

Could not find config file

Errors complaining about not finding /app/docker/supervisord.conf like

process_begin: CreateProcess(NULL, pwd, ...) failed.
Makefile:8: pipe: No such file or directory
Error: could not find config file /app/docker/supervisord.conf
For help, use /usr/bin/supervisord -h
make: *** [Makefile:8: run] Error 2


docker: Error response from daemon: OCI runtime create failed: container_linux.go:349: starting container process caused "exec: \"exec /usr/bin/supervisord -c /app/docker/supervisord.conf\": stat exec /usr/bin/supervisord -c /app/docker/supervisord.conf: no such file or directory": unknown.

should be fixed in v1.3.1 and greater, or might mean you're using make instead of the commands above.