We are happy to announce the newest release for Node Mapnik, version 3.5.0! This is a significant moment in Mapnik’s history. With the recent update to the Mapbox Vector Tile Specification, we are now creating tiles according to the updated spec. This version is built with the recently released 1.0.0 version of Mapnik Vector Tile and against core Mapnik 3.0.10, which was released last week.
I was prompted by reading this conversation recently about color blind maps. I realized suddenly that we don’t support a way for our cartographers to easily design maps that would be easy to view by a color blind individual. Determined to change this, I quickly dashed off to my development batcave!
Very pleased to announce 3.0.3 release! This release adds three new image-filters to simulate types of colour blindness - great work Blake! We restored support for legacy format for setting JPEG output quality - welcome back jpeg85. As always the main focus is on stability, performance and addesssing issues which we discovered while testing. Check out v3.0.3 Changelog for more details.
As promised in our last post, the next release of Mapnik was to follow shortly. This release focuses on having a well tested and functional SVG parser. While SVG functionality was present in earlier releases, this is a vast improvement in speed and efficiency over the previous parser. Additionally, as part of this release we have removed the dependence on libxml2 from the mapnik library.