[Freegis-list] Mapnik progress

Artem Pavlenko artem at pavlenko.uklinux.net
Thu Mar 2 11:56:44 CET 2006

Dear list!


Mapnik is a Free <http://mapnik.org/licence/> Toolkit for developing
mapping applications. Above all Mapnik is about making beautiful maps.
It is easily extensible and suitable for both desktop and web development.

It uses the AGG <http://www.antigrain.com> library and offers world
class anti-aliasing rendering with subpixel accuracy for geographic
data. It is written from scratch in modern C++ and doesn't suffer from
design decisions made a decade ago. When it comes to handling common
software tasks such as memory management, filesystem access, regular
expressions, parsing and so on, Mapnik doesn't re-invent the wheel, but
utilises best of breed industry standard libraries from boost.org

New Features:

Font engine, text symbolizer, label collision detector
Work in progress on XML based map definitions and more.

Here are some results so far:


Artem Pavlenko

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