On 02/15/2010 08:59 AM, Peter Körner wrote:
We should start a new thread about setting up Mapnik, mod_tile& Co.
Now that the initial import is finished, it might be good to get the
ball rolling on the rendering side. The fact that it still hasn't fully
caught up shouldn't hopefully matter too much, as later it will also
constantly be updating to keep up with the minutely diffs.
I guess there are three things that would be good to get working
initially. mod_tile, the static export script, and the osm-render tool
for testing styles on the login-servers.
In all three cases mapnik is needed. It looks like mapnik is already
installed on nightshade, so potentially the osm-render tool might
already work with that? It looks like the version installed is 0.5
though and I think the current version of the OSM style sheets need a
newer version, possibly 0.6.1. I don't know how far back you would have
to go though for them to be compatible with version 0.5 again.
Never-the-less, it might be nice, if possible, to update to version
0.6.1 or 0.7.
The export script, which is used for the static images in the Maps
wiki plugin is a simple cgi script in python, so hopefully should be
fairly easy to get working, as long as the python mapnik bindings are
installed on ptolemy. Later on, the export script will presumably need
to have a proxy in front of it (it should set the correct http headers
to support that already), as unlike mod_tile, it doesn't have any own
caching built into it and renders all requests on the fly.
That leaves mod_tile and renderd. Will it require a lot of work to port
it over to to run on ptolemy? What can be done to help with that?
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