[OSM-talk] "Crudely-drawn pint glasses"
artem.mapnik at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 30 13:39:07 GMT 2008
On 30 Jan 2008, at 12:11, bvh wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:51:34PM +0000, Artem Pavlenko wrote:
>> This is why I'm making win32 binaries ( and planning os x pkg) - for
>> ordinary mortals.
>> For more advanced folk : sudo apt-get install mapnik or rpm -ivh
>> All is needed is a bit of extra help (hint hint hint) , I'm
>> personally quite happy with building from source - worksforme :)
>> I'm not sure I understand what you mean by instance. Postgresql ?
>> Mapnik is c++ library that can be used with any modern GUI toolkit to
>> render maps. There are different ways to setup it up, of course and
>> web based service is one of them.
> As you said : mapnik is c++ library hence useless for ordinary
> mortals. To unlock the power of mapnik they need a setup that
> feeds mapnik map data, a front to easily edit their mapstyle
> and a backend that let's them chop and save tiles/maps/jpegs
> whatever. And that is not (yet) within reach of ordinary mortals,
> is it?
This is why I started: http://trac.mapnik.org/browser/trunk/demo/viewer
> But the more I think of it, merkaartor has quite a bit of that
> already : it has the data and the tools to easily download them
> from OSM api. It recently acquired a mapstyle editor (albeit
> quite basic for now). It has a user interface for finding your
> area of interest.
> What we are missing is the interface towards mapnik
> but given both are c++ projects I don't see huge problems...
You should have no problems at all.
> I'll investigate some more this weekend.
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