Mapnik 3.0.12 Release Sep 08, 2016 | Artem Pavlenko
Mapnik 3.0.10 Release Feb 29, 2016 | Artem Pavlenko
Node Mapnik 3.5.0 Release Feb 29, 2016 | Sam Matthews
Mapnik 3.0.9 Release Nov 26, 2015 | Artem Pavlenko
Mapnik 3.0.7 and 3.0.8 Releases Oct 26, 2015 | Artem Pavlenko
Mapnik 3.0.6 Release Oct 08, 2015 | Artem Pavlenko
Mapnik 3.0.5 Release Sep 17, 2015 | Artem Pavlenko
Mapnik 3.0.4 Release Aug 26, 2015 | Artem Pavlenko
Introducing a Color Blind Filter Aug 14, 2015 | Blake Thompson
Mapnik 3.0.3 Release Aug 12, 2015 | Artem Pavlenko
Mapnik 3.0.2 Release Jul 31, 2015 | Blake Thompson
Node Mapnik 3.4.1 Release Jul 31, 2015 | Blake Thompson

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Realtime, dynamic rendering by Vizzuality

May 24, 2011

Check out some amazing recent work by the team at Vizzuality, leveraging Mapnik and NodeJS to map the 2011 Spanish Elections in realtime.

What is cool here is how Mapnik is one of many small, modular components tied together with NodeJS. (Did you know that Mapnik now has Javascript bindings?). Mapnik is likely critical in this case because of the large size and detail of the data (polygons are being fetched from postgis by Mapnik), but for lighter visualizations you could switch out node-canvas (or in the future maybe even node-mappy). Overall the package "Cartodb" is the magic glue here which combines cloud logic for distributed storage and the ability to accept dynamic postgis queries with a highly optimized dynamic render service via the cartodbtileserver.

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