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node-mapnik examples

Examples are designed to be run from the root like:

node ./examples/simple/render.js examples/stylesheet.xml map.png


A few examples have other dependencies. Install all possible like:

npm install express generic-pool get

Examples are arranged into topic directories:

  • simple - simple, single image renderers. Start here.
  • tile - TMS style tileservers. Also includes PostGIS example.
  • wms - WMS servers
  • memory_datasource - rendering of native javascript objects using in memory features created up front
  • js_datasource - rendering of native javascript objects using callback approach (WARNING - does not work outside of main event loop)

Other files

  • utils - helper methods
  • data - world map shapefile used in examples
  • stylesheet.xml - sample mapnik xml stylesheet

Using examples

To run most examples, read the code then execute their app.js file.

In tile examples you can view the output in polymaps via tile/index.html


  • interaction
  • js_datasource + interaction
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