Mapnik Development Team is announcing that Mapnik with version number 3.0.0 is already available to download.
What is Mapnik ?
Mapnik is An open source C++ toolkit for developing map-centric applications, ideal for both desktop, server and Web application development .
Mapnik works by reading geographical data in the format of maps, layers, shapes, lines, geometries, etc. and aggregating this data in one single database.This data can then be made available to remote applications via queries, or used internally (if Mapnik is part of a single software).Mapnik can read data from various sources:ESRIPostGISTIFFOSMKismetOGRGDALSide note: Mapnik has been used in production for building the OpenStreetMap service, so you can rest assured it can handle any data type at any size. You can download the Mapnik source code here. For OS specific binaries, please visit our Windows, Mac and Linux sections.
This is changelog for Mapnik version 3.0.0 :
- Improved support for International Text (now uses harfbuzz library for text shaping).
- Uses latest C++11 features for better performance (especially map loading).
- Expressions everywhere: all symbolizer properties can now be data driven expressions (with the exception of face-name and fontset-name on the TextSymbolizer).
- Rewritten geometry storage based on std::vector.
You can read the complete changelog and also download this latest version on their homepage: mapnik.org