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.
You can download the latest version from npm or simply run
npm install mapnik.
The updated Mapbox Vector Tile Specification is a major milestone for vector tile encoding. In general, the specification makes rules for generating vector tiles more explicit, with a focus on simple goemetry and implicit winding order to improve rendering speeds. For all the information on what changed in the API see the v3.5.0 Changelog.
We have also updated our documentation surrounding Node Mapnik! Check out mapnik.org/node-mapnik where we have introduced more general information and versioned API docs.
We will be focusing on rounding up any bugs and potential regressions in regards to the
3.5.0 release. If you notice anything unusual, open up an issue!