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Questions tagged [mapnik]

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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Optimizing osm2pgsql imports for OSM data

I'm currently building an instance on EC2 on which to import the entire Planet.osm snapshot of the whole Earth's worth of data for some projects we're working on. I've spun up a large Ubuntu x64 ...
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Mapnik, Mapserver or Geoserver

I'm currently developing an ArcGIS based flex web viewer. ArcGIS is great for most of the things but there are some issues like performance and license costs. That's why I'm looking into possible ...
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Setting up TileStache

I want to set up TileStache, but I'm new enough to the world of GIS to find the TileStache docs a bit impenetrable. I've just about figured out that I need to run tilestache-server.py -c ...
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Stack - Mapnik, TileMill, OpenLayers, GeoExt

Would this work as a stack for serving web maps with the basic GIS viewer functionality (pan, zoom, layer switching, info popups)? Apache Web Server Mapnik to serve the geo-data (TileMill to Style ...
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Waterman butterfly projection in Mapnik

Like the title says, how would someone configure Mapnik to use the Waterman butterfly projection ? Otherwise, what other tools would be able to render using this projection ?
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How to render Mapbox Vector Tiles from OSM data?

I'd like to render my own vector tiles in the Mapbox Vector Tile format (MVT) format using OpenStreetMap data (ultimately for use with Mapbox's hot Mapbox GL JS client renderer). Is TileStache + ...
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Can Mapnik render spatial data from SQL Server?

This is a very simple question - I just want to know if anybody can confirm that they have successfully used Mapnik to render tiles directly from data held in SQL Server. (And, if so, what did you do ...
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OpenLayers with my own OSM data server

I've gone through the process of setting up my own OSM database / tile server by setting up PostGIS, importing the Planet.osm data snapshot (took a few days), and setup Mapnik / cascadenik, etc. I ...
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How to generate Tiles with QuantumGIS or Mapnik

I would like to know how to generate Map Tiles using QGis. I have heard that it is possible to create tiles using QGis, only, I don't know how to do that. Googling did not work for me since I am not ...
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How do I rotate the OSM map before printing?

What is the simplest way to rotate and render Openstreetmap data, and still get a nice render? For example Toronto, would fit best rotated slightly on a page in landscape mode, so the northern ...
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Generating Interactive Tiles using Nodejs, Mapnik, and PostGIS for Leaflet

I am looking to do something like this but where I have all the data on the same server. I've been following through the set of tutorials @ sparkgeo.com/labs/big/ and I'm having some difficulty. ...
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Mapnik renders only “blank” tiles

I'm new to the fascinating GIS world, and I've been researching the whole topic for the past few days. My goal is to serve planet-wide maps with OSM data on my own servers. My stack is: Postgres + ...
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Mapnik failing through a webstack

I've inherited a pretty large / complex (internal) web portal (run under python 2.6.6), which has some mapping capabilities, using Mapnik 2.2.0. The web service has recently started throwing 500 ...
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Generate static heat maps server side?

I've been searching for a way to generate server side static maps using Python (or any other languages, doesn't matter). I can create the maps I want with QGIS (and they look really great) but I don'...
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Click a marker icon to open a pop-up, using OpenLayers

Background Looking to create a pop-up that performs an Ajax request when the user clicks a marker on an OpenLayers map. The markers, however, have different icons. The following is working code that ...
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How to set up an OSM server with TileCache and Mapnik?

I have been trying for two and a half weeks so far to get a local copy of OpenStreetMap running on a server. I have downloaded the planet file and imported it into a PostGIS database called 'osm'. I ...
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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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Configuring & debugging a new mapnik / tirex installation [closed]

I've a stack OpenLayers > Apache mod_tile > tirex working with the tirex test backend on a Ubuntu 10.04 virtual machine. However, I now have troubles with the mapnik-example backend included with ...
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How to render PostGIS raster with Mapnik XML?

I'm trying to manage raster files from PostGIS, which to be rendered using Mapnik. I used raster2pgsql to load those GeoTIFF images to PostGIS, and I think the loading process turned out OK. The ...
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Mapnik/Python Compatibility

Anyone know what versions of Python Mapnik is compatible with? I'm having trouble getting Mapnik to work. I'm thinking it might be because I am on 64-bit Win 7 and installed the 64-bit Python (v2.7) ...
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Generating tiles for osm/esri shapefiles

I've generated tiles for OpenStreetMap .OSM files using Maperitive and quickly consumed them with leaflet (with no tile cache yet). I'm now looking for the right and simple way to do that also with ...
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How to apply Mapnik style for OSM data in ArcMAP? [duplicate]

I am loading OpenStreetMap vector data into ArcMAP (using the Download and Symbolize OSM Data tool of ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap 1.1). I'm sure there must be a simple way to apply the style/...
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How to merge layers from two vector tiles with Mapnik?

I'm using Mapnik + Mapbox nodejs stack. Given two vector tiles (PBFs) for the same location/zoom, with some layers having the same name in both. How do I merge them into one PBF tile - replacing ...
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Mapnik style editor

Is there any tool or editor which can shorten the cycle for experimenting on different styles for mapnik. It would be wonderful with something like cloudmade's editor, but with the possibility to ...
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How to serve OSM Tiles on Windows?

Was hoping I could just extract tiles into a local file system, point IIS at it and be done but I guess that is not the reality of Open Street Map. I'm getting buried in all the possible ways of self-...
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Creating tiles in Mapnik

I have installed Mapnik and successfully tested it. Now I am facing the problem of creating my own customized tiles. I have googled it but everywhere it was telling about OSM tile generation. My ...
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Custom tile server - how to create a layer using Mapnik and mod_tile using POSTGIS db

I have created a Ubuntu 14.04 tile server. I loaded an OSM base map into the POSTGIS database and created a slippy-map using OpenLayers 3.9. Then I loaded data of an overlay into the POSTGIS database ...
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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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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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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 fix strange rendering behaviour of OSM Data in Mapnik?

My current setup so far is a running Apache webserver with tilecache.cgi script and a mapnik rendering engine connecting to my postgis database containing my OSM data. The problem is very easy to ...
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Some characters in OpenStreetMap display as rectangles

I installed tileserver based on the instructions provided here for Ubuntu 14.04 using this approach . All fonts and Shapefiles were downloaded and installed from INSTALL.md. The tileserver works ...
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Exporting QGIS project to Mapnik XML?

Is it possible to export a QGIS project to Mapnik xml? I'm using QGIS 2.4 and Quantumnik does not seem to work with that version.
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Creating dynamically filtered layers using Tilestache/Mapnik?

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) dimensions,...
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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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Offline Map Service with Mapnik and Leaflet

I'm relatively new to GIS, so I hope my asking doesn't appear to be ignorant in any way. I currently work on an offline map service solution for usage in areas without internet connection. For that ...
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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 srs(...
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Permission Denied when installing openstreetmap server

I am installing a tile server from this link on my Ubuntu Machine 14.04. The problem I am facing is in this line : ./make.py cd ../OSMBright/ carto project.mml > OSMBright.xml Whenever I enter '...
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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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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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Seeking hardware recommendations for Mapnik Server? [closed]

I'm looking for some suggestions for a Mapnik-TileCache server. How much hardware is really necessary? The dataset I use is about 380mb in osm raw format. My actual database is a bit more than 1GB. ...
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Mapnik Style Filter on River/Lakes Shapefile attributes (from Natural Earth Data)

As a followup to this question, I downloaded the vector data here: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-physical-vectors/ and I successfully created the rasterized water/land mask I wanted: ...
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artifacts in SRTM contour layers processed with GDAL tools and rendered with mapnik

Here is my workflow for importing individual SRTM tiles into postgis using the GDAL utils and rendering a png using mapnik: gdal_fillnodata.py -srcnodata -32768 gdal_contour -i 10 -a ele -snodata -...
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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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Rendering tm2 projects? [closed]

What are the options for rendering tm2 projects? As far as I know the open source Mapbox tm2 projects have proprietary data sources (like OSM Bright 2), thus they are of little use, but some other ...
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renderd not rendering

I followed the instructions manually building a tile server and ran in some problems. When entering http://localhost:8080/osm_tiles/0/0/0.png renderd shows this: renderd[263]: DEBUG: Got incoming ...
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Use Mapnik tiles in QGIS

I want to use the QGIS Map Composer with Python to automatically generate maps. As a base map of these maps I want to use tiles generated with Mapnik. Currently I am serving the tiles with mod_tile ...
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OSM Python Utils: Modifying generate_tiles.py to create 512 x 512 tiles?

[Edited to include example image outputs] SE folks, I'm wanting to modify generate_tiles.py to create 512 x 512 tiles. At om_henners' recommendation, I tried replacing 12 of the 13 instances of 256 ...
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Mapnik + OpenStreetMap + Shapefile with Raster Images + Mod Tile + PostGIS

I am new to GIS. I have a Shapefile (.shp, .shx and .pbf). The .pbf file contains path to PNG files located on my machine only. I was able to save the Shp data to PostGis via Shape2Gis tool. Now ...
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What is an appropriate tileLayer source for tiles served on an apache localhost through leaflet?

--I found a solution. Please, see answers below.-- I've been trying for about about 25 hours to get a working, locally hosted, tile server running, using this guide from switch2osm. I have a ...