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), however I wonder if the mapnik is bind to OSM data only?
I mean can mapnik work on data procesed by ArcGIS or something else?
In our production environment, we use ESRI arcgis to create,edit,render our map.
2 use mapnik to generate raster tiles based on Arcgis data source.
And we use arcgis server to generate the raster tiles, but it often cost a long time, can it only work on windows.
So I wonder if we can use mapnik to generate our raster tiles according to our ESRI based data(
If it is possible, I wonder how about the style rules of the layer? Do you edit the style rules manually? Is it possible to translate the rules from
3 vector tiles
BTW,we are doing some research work on the vector tiles( we tried to use it to replace the raster tile some day). And I wonder if mapnik support to create vector tiles based on our
.gdb data source?
And in the wiki page I found this:
TileStache Providers VecTiles - MVT (Mapnik Vector Tiles) and GeoJSON from PostGIS Vector - GeoJSON (and others) from OGR drivers PostGeoJSON - GeoJSON from PostGIS Hand-Rolled Vector Tiles – TileStache (blog)
What does the
MVT (Mapnik Vector Tiles) mean?