Renders beautiful SVG maps in Python.
Python CSS
Latest commit 815929e May 22, 2017 @gka gka committed on GitHub Update

Kartograph is not maintained anymore

As you probably already guessed from the commit history in this repo, is not maintained, which means that bugs are not being fixed and new features are not being added anymore. The original maintainer decided to move on with his life.

Bummer, I know! But... there is a great alternative!

I highly recommend using mapshaper instead, either the web gui or via command-line. It's what I use for all my mapping needs nowadays.

Of course, if anyone wants to take over, is all yours.

Kartograph is a Python library that generates SVG maps from ESRI shapefiles. Please have a look at the API docs for more details.


Kartograph was created by Gregor Aisch and is supported by dpa-newslab, Piwik Web Analytics and the Open Knowledge Foundation.

License is licensed under AGPL

Current status is still beta, which means that there are some bugs left to fix.

However, feel free to test it while it is been developed. To do so I recommend to use virtualenv and virtualenv-wrapper.

> mkdir kartograph-py
> git clone kartograph-py

# create and activate a new virtual environment
> mkvirtualenv kartograph

# install and use Kartograph
(kartograph)> cd kartograph-py
(kartograph)> python install

See install documentation