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README.md

Node-Mapnik

Bindings to the Mapnik tile rendering library for node.

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

var app = express.createServer();

app.get('/', function(req, res) {
  var map = new mapnik.Map(256,256);
  map.load("./examples/stylesheet.xml");
  map.zoom_all();
  res.contentType("tile.png");
  res.send(map.render_to_string());      
});

app.listen(8000);

For more see 'examples/'

Development Status

Prototype at this point, API will be frequently changing.

Developed on OS X (10.6)

Also tested on Debian Squeeze and Centos 5.4.

Depends

node (development headers)

mapnik (latest trunk)

Installation

Install node-mapnik:

$ git clone git://github.com/mapnik/node-mapnik.git
$ cd node-mapnik
$ node-waf configure build install
$ node test.js

Make sure the node modules is on your path:

export NODE_PATH=/usr/local/lib/node/

For more details see 'docs/install.txt'

Quick rendering test

To see if things are working try rendering a world map with the sample data

From the source checkout root do:

$ examples/render.js examples/stylesheet.xml map.png

Examples

See the 'examples/' folder for more usage examples.

In Action

See https://github.com/tmcw/tilelive.js

License

BSD, see LICENSE.txt

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