Mapnik is an open source mapping toolkit, written in C++ and useful for both desktop- and server-based map rendering. It is used by Tilemill and openstreetmap. Learn more at http://mapnik.org/

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How to convert .shp file to zip file with mapnik?

I am creating android application for campus indoor map. I research so much think.I decide use osmdroid. I write here what I have done 1) I draw indoor map with JOSM. 2) I convert file.osm file to ...
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Avoid text/shields from being too close using Mapnik xml

I'm having the problem of text/shields from different layers appear too close to each other on the map generated from Mapnik xml. The screenshot below shows the problem I have three layers in this ...
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Renderd outputs “failed to initialize projection 4326”

I'm setting up a tile server using the guide provided here. I have everything set up. proj4 is installed in version 4.8.0. The espg file is existant, I ran an xmllint over my xml style file without ...
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Can't install CartoDB on Ubuntu Lucid - mapnik dependency issue

Previously asked this question at askubuntu - but maybe here is the right place. I'm trying to install CartoDB, and have run into the dreaded "you may have requested an impossible situation" message: ...
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How to optimize color ramp for terrain

I'm working on a project to highlight LiDAR terrain on the web and part of the idea is to show the detail of the data at large scales. I've already read through the excellent Mapbox guide and I've got ...
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tilecache config for generation mapnik tile

i have a xml stylesheet like below map: <Map srs="+proj=merc +a=6378137 +b=6378137 +lat_ts=0.0 +lon_0=0.0 +x_0=0.0 +y_0=0.0 +k=1.0 +units=m +nadgrids=@null +wktext +no_defs +over" ...
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Can't run node-mapnik-sample-code

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. I installed mapnik from packages as described here: https://github.com/mapnik/mapnik/wiki/UbuntuInstallation now I want to run node-mapnik-sample-code from here: ...
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Is there a OSM data server that returns vector data based on a bounding box?

I would like to know if exist some OSM data server, not tiled, just data. I know it is possible to import OSM data in your own server, but because you need robust server architecture, it wont be ...
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Mapnik render Error : Could not create datasource for type 'postgis'

I try to use mapnik render for a tile server. During the initialization 'renderd -f -c /usr/local/etc/renderd.conf', the following error message is displayed : An error occurred while loading the map ...
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Mapnik TextSymbolizer not randomly missing out text

I have an issue with mapnik 2.1.0-pre. Mapnik skips labeling polygons with the TextSymbolizer attribute. Is there any particular reason this could happen? text_symbolizer = ...
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How to install everything “geo” in Ubuntu?

I am new to ubuntu SAUCY and I must confess the transition from windows has not been really easy for me. on windows everything seems pretty much straight forward but I am getting frustrated because It ...
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Install node-mapnik on Windows

After successfully working with node-mapnik (and the gorgeous vector tiles) on Linux I'm trying to set them up on Windows too, but have come to a dead end. What I've done so far: Installed mapnik ...
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Can Mapnik 2.2 and Qgis 2.0.1 be installed together?

I'm using LM15 (== Ubuntu 13.04 Raring) with the Launchpad repos for Qgis Unstable 2.0.1 and Mapnik 2.2.0. Quantum wants libgdal1h; Mapnik wants libgdal1. As soon as I install one, the other gets ...
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How to draw bus routes on OpenStreetMap with mapnik

I have successfully set up Postgres with PostGIS and MapNik to serve map tiles. The database is populated with data from OpenStreetMap project. I can see that bus routes are in the data-set, but I ...
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Serving multiple styles from tile server

I installed an OSM Mapnik tile server (according to the switch2osm documentation). Now, i'd like to serve tiles in different styles from the same server. Is this somehow possible?
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Styling river charts with TileMill - issue with filling a polygon made of disjoint line segments

I am trying to style inland river charts produced by the Army Corps of Engineers. I imported the vectors into Postgres, and I’m using TileMill to style the data. I am having trouble correctly filling ...
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Architecture for serving OSM-Mapnik Tiles

I am currently trying to set up a Mapping-Service for serving OSM-Mapnik Tiles. In my project we want to use the Mapnik-Layer as a BaseLayer for our GI-Application. I am quite new to Mapnik (only used ...
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Using Tilestache and Leaflet To Display Rasters In Native Projection

I have a collection of old Idaho state highway maps in GeoTiff format. The projection that these maps have been georeferenced in is a transverse mercator projection, called IDTM83 (Idaho Transverse ...
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gdal2tiles doesn't use resampling method correct?

I'm using gdal2tiles to create tiles from MODIS satellite imagery (250 m resolution) and I have noticed that I get the same bad result if I use -r near or -r bilinear (or lanczos for that matter). See ...
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Any experience with OSX and Mac OSX Maverics using OSGeo? [closed]

There is a new Apple Release of OSX called Mavericks and my questions are: Will GDAL run? Will QGIS run? Will Tilemill run? Will Mapnik run? Also are there any known issues? A similar question ...
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The fastest way of generating tiles from raster?

I have some MODIS imagery 250m resolution covering a large area which I generate tiles from using Mapnik and generate_tiles.py script. I need to run this script every day with new satellite images, ...
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basic question about mapnik

I am new in mapnik, and I found mapnik at OSM wiki page. And I am interested in it, but I have some question. 1 the mapnik work scope It seems that it is a library for map rendering(creation), ...
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Recommended specs for a single-country OSM tile server

What specs would you recommend for an OSM tile server dedicated to serving tiles for a single, small country (e.g., Portugal only)? Total server load is estimated to be no more than two/three users ...
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Generating MapQuest Style tiles for offline use

I need to create about a 9-level deep SLIPPY map of the world from OSM data (for offline use). So I cannot use the MapQuest, CloudMade, etc. servers). The projection must be EPSG4326 (LL84) which is ...
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Difficult style for the map

There is a task before me of generating images as shown below. The main problem is the signs which must be placed outside the polygon (if they do not fit in it), and the lines should connect the sign ...
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How to render area that crosses 180°?

The problem is that the Chukotka Peninsula is located in the Western Hemisphere. So it is on the left side of Natural Earth Datasets. It needs to be moved to the right. I tried to use following ...
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Manually building a tile server

I use this instruction http://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/manually-building-a-tile-server-12-04/ I have the problem on the step "Starting your tileserver" sudo mkdir /var/run/renderd sudo chown ...
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Mapnik Initialization does not work

I create geodatabase "training" sudo su su postgres createdb -E UTF8 template_postgis2 createlang -d template_postgis2 plpgsql psql -d postgres -c "UPDATE pg_database SET datistemplate='true' WHERE ...
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What the difference: mapnik and mapnik2?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTC, postgres 9.1, postgis 2.0. I install mapnik. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mapnik/nightly-trunk $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install libmapnik mapnik-utils ...
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Tile server with dynamic mapnik rendering, caching, and pre-emptive rendering

I've been making some pretty (but computationally expensive) tiles with TileMill and I'd like to serve them up. First, I served them straight from TileMill. Every tile gets rendered dynamically, ...
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How to create a Typographic Map with Mapnik

So i am trying to make a typographic map using mapnik. I want the street names along a particular street not to overlap, but I want an intersection between two streets to over lap. Currently some ...
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Labelling a multipoygon scattered in different areas

I am using mapnik and tilecache to generate tiles and openlayers to view map in the browser. In one of my shapefiles(multipolygon) with administrative boundaries, I found that more than one records ...
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How to configure tilecache on nginx

I am running a geodjango application with mapnik and tilecache. Currently tilecache is run on another server to decrease the load on the application server. The application server has nginx as the ...
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Wrong size when use Mapproxy to serve Mapnik tiles as ESPG: 900913

I have been stuck at this problem for a whole day. Really would like to ask for some help. Problem: In MapProxy Demo TMS page, EPSG:4326 looks fine, except the map is tilted and I don't want that. ...
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Tilemill reversing land and water at high zoom levels

I tried asking this over at MapBox's support forum and got no help. I am trying to generate a map of Northern france using Tilemill and this set of land polygon data from openstreetmapdata.com (the ...
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Generate tiles with EPSG:4326 projection using Mapnik

I'm trying to generate tiles from a postgresql database that contain osm data in EPSG 4326. I used the scripts generate_xml.py and generate_tyles.py provided by mapnik-stylesheets. The final result is ...
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Mapserver and Tilecache configuration issue

Currently I am using mapnik2 with tilecache for map generation. As there is shift in some of the tiles generated,I am trying to configure mapserver with tilecache for caching tiles. I have installed ...
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Map with custom tiles having uncommon EPSG

I've produced with mapnik my own tiles with EPSG:31256 on a shapefile. I've structured the tiles in a OSM-like tree: zoom/x/y.png, with zoom from 0 to 2 and, x y starting from 1: tiles ├── 0 │ ...
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How does Mapnik Map Similar Features to Images

General Problem I want to be able to select all nodes inside of a bounding box that have similar properties. A good example would be: Map features that represent vegetaion. In other words: Basically ...
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Dynamically generating data for map tiles from Python function

I'm brand-new to GIS and relatively new to web services. I've found a ton of great resources on the web, but I'm having trouble addressing one specific issue: One of the data layers on my planned map ...
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TileStache + OpenLayers TMS - Tiles are rendered disorderly

I newly turned to TileStache to render Mapnik tiles because of the caching option. Before, I was using Mapnik python bindings only and it was working perfectly. Now that I use TileStache, the tiles ...
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mapnik verbose?

I've got a PostGIS NHD layer thats not rendering in mapnik (using toposm code scripts) and I don't know why. I've confirmed that the table data is there, positioned correctly and has the proper ...
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Does tile server renders every request?

I am trying to understand how tile server handle requests. I red about Mapnik which "creates" the map using OSM, Does "creates" means that every request is rendered and returned? If yes what is the ...
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Tile script (Mapnik) with OpenLayers - Problem with projection (900913)

I use Mapnik python bindings in a geodjango application to render tiles in openlayers with datasource stored in postGIS in 900913 projection. The feature seems to be rendered correctly in the ...
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Orthographic reprojection with mapnik

I am trying to create a google earth like wep application. My problem is that I can't get to render a full view of the earth. The zoom_all() function generates the following error : RuntimeError: ...
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Tilestache/Mapnik: Is it possible to create dynamically filtered layers?

I'm using Tilestache to generate two layers with the mapnik and mapnik grid providers, and it's working great! However, I want users to be able to filter the data over many (more than ten) ...
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What is the main benefit and drawback of: GeoServer, MapServer, Mapnik? [duplicate]

For the purpose of creating a comparison table, please recommend a couple of feature fields that would apply to each FOSS GIS server. And, perhaps answer the question of which desktop GIS System, ...
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Mapnik - Weird tiles rendering when used with spatialite

I use Mapnik in an GeoDjango App with Spatialite 4.0 as backend. There is something weird with the tiles that I suspect might be related with a bad handling of mbr with spatialite. If you look at ...
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How to configure mapproxy and mapnik for getfeatureinfo requests

I'm wondering if its possible to configure mapproxy and mapnik for getfeatureinfo requests. I've made this combination work for getmap requests, but when I request getfeatureinfo I receive layer xxx ...
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Error on rendering linestring

I am using Mapnik 2.0.1rc0 on a Windows 7 with python 2.7 32bits inside a GeoDjango App using xml. The datasource come from spatialite 4.0. My tiling script can render polygon and point features ...