Tag Archives: Mapnik

Rendering SQL Server spatial data with Mapnik (Part 2 of n, where n is large)

Last year, I wrote what was intended to be the first of a series of posts about Mapnik – a software toolkit for generating beautiful maps from various sets of spatial data. My intention had been to describe how to … Continue reading

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Rendering Text Labels with Custom Fonts in Mapnik

The default font family used for rendering text labels on maps created by Mapnik (and the one shipped with it) is Deja Vu. Deja Vu Sans Book is a pretty nice font, and can be seen, for example, in all … Continue reading

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Tile Rendering with Mapnik (Part 1 of n, where n is large)

In my last blog post, I explained a little about the process by which you can overlay raster data on Bing Maps, by geo-referencing the source data (if necessary), projecting into the appropriate spherical Mercator projection, then cutting the resulting … Continue reading

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