The Mapnik library is a map rendering engine, allowing to generate maps as raster, as well as vector tiles.
It is the rendering engine chosen to generate OpenStreetMap maps.
The course will give you the following skills :
- Know how to generate maps from vector and raster data
- Know basic options to draw objects on the map
- Use the API to generate a map
- Be able to configure a tile server
This program is indicative. It could be adapted to your specific needs.
General presentation of the Mapnik project
Rendering engine characteristics
Mapnik specific concepts for rendering
Use cases examples ( OSM, Mappy…)
Presentation of various data sources
- Various stylesheet formats
- Writing styles in Python
- Mapnik XML stylesheets
- Using Pycnik for easier styling
Serving tiles generated with Mapnik
- With a simple file server
Rendering Optimization with Postgis
Basic GIS knowledge
Recommended : Python notions
Unix Shell notions
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