I want to generate vector tiles with Mapnik 2.2.0 (That's the latest version that can be installed on debian wheezy). According to this answer, I need to compile mapnik with mapnik-vector-tile which provides C++ headers. v0.6.x of mapnik-vector-tile supports Mapnik 2.2.0 so I can use that.

How do I compile mapnik with those headers?

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An simple example project using mapnik and mapnik-vector-tile for generating vector tiles is at:


The repo contains Makefile demonstrating the compilation with C++.

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