[Freegis-list] Mapnik progress
artem at pavlenko.uklinux.net
Thu Mar 2 11:56:44 CET 2006
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
Font engine, text symbolizer, label collision detector
Work in progress on XML based map definitions and more.
Here are some results so far:
More information about the Freegis-list