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Making Maps. Mapnik. Mapnik is an open source toolkit for rendering maps.


Among other things, it is used to render the five main Slippy Map layers on the OpenStreetMap website. It supports a variety of geospatial data formats and provides flexible styling options for designing many different kinds of maps. Mapnik is written in C++ and can be scripted using binding languages such as Javascript (Node.js), Python, Ruby, and Java. It uses the AGG rendering library and offers anti-aliasing rendering with subpixel accuracy. It can read ESRI shapefiles, PostGIS, TIFF rasters, .osm files, any GDAL or OGR supported formats, CSV files, and more.

Mapnik C++/Python GIS Toolkit. GeoDjango. PostGIS : Home. Welcome to GeoMOOSE — GeoMOOSE v2.2 documentation.