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Bindings to mapnik for node.js

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node-mapnik

Bindings to Mapnik for node.

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Usage

Render a map from a stylesheet:

var mapnik = require('mapnik');
var fs = require('fs');

// register fonts and datasource plugins
mapnik.register_default_fonts();
mapnik.register_default_input_plugins();

var map = new mapnik.Map(256, 256);
map.load('./test/stylesheet.xml', function(err,map) {
    if (err) throw err;
    map.zoomAll();
    var im = new mapnik.Image(256, 256);
    map.render(im, function(err,im) {
      if (err) throw err;
      im.encode('png', function(err,buffer) {
          if (err) throw err;
          fs.writeFile('map.png',buffer, function(err) {
              if (err) throw err;
              console.log('saved map image to map.png');
          });
      });
    });
});

Convert a jpeg image to a png:

var mapnik = require('mapnik');
new mapnik.Image.open('input.jpg').save('output.png');

Convert a shapefile to GeoJSON:

var mapnik = require('mapnik');
mapnik.register_datasource(path.join(mapnik.settings.paths.input_plugins,'shape.input'));
var ds = new mapnik.Datasource({type:'shape',file:'test/data/world_merc.shp'});
var featureset = ds.featureset()
var geojson = {
  "type": "FeatureCollection",
  "features": [
  ]
}
var feat = featureset.next();
while (feat) {
    geojson.features.push(JSON.parse(feat.toJSON()));
    feat = featureset.next();
}
fs.writeFileSync("output.geojson",JSON.stringify(geojson,null,2));

For more sample code see the tests and sample code.

Depends

  • Node v0.10.x or v0.8.x

Installing

By default, binaries are provided for:

  • 64 bit OS X and 64 bit Linux
  • Node v0.8.x and v0.10.x

On those platforms no external dependencies are needed.

Just do:

npm install mapnik

However other platforms will fall back to a source compile: see Source Build for details.

Source Build

To build from source you need:

  • Mapnik >= v2.2.x
  • Protobuf >= 2.3.0 (protoc and libprotobuf-lite)

To build with OS X Mavericks you need to ensure the bindings link to libc++. An easy way to do this is to set:

export CXXFLAGS=-mmacosx-version-min=10.9

Install Mapnik using the instructions at: https://github.com/mapnik/mapnik/wiki/Mapnik-Installation

Confirm that the mapnik-config program is available and on your $PATH.

Then run:

npm install mapnik --build-from-source

Using node-mapnik from your node app

To require node-mapnik as a dependency of another package put in your package.json:

"dependencies"  : { "mapnik":"*" } // replace * with a given semver version string

Tests

To run the tests do:

npm test

License

BSD, see LICENSE.txt

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