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Mapnik is a toolkit for developing GIS applications. At the core is a C++ shared library providing algorithms/patterns for spatial data access and visualization. Essentially a collection of geographic objects (map, layer, datasource, feature, and geometry), the library doesn't rely on "windowing systems" and can be deployed in any server environment. It is intended to play fair in a multi-threaded environment and is aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at Web-based development. High-level Python bindings (boost.python) facilitate rapid application development, targeting zope3, django, etc.


Download version 0.5.0 (beta)
released on 7 February 2008



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LGPLv2.1orlaterDeborah Nicholson11 April 2008

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 April 2008.


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