mapnik-render(1) Mapnik Maps on the Command-Line


mapnik-render [options]


mapnik-render is a third-party program that allows you to easily generate mapnik graphics from Mapnik xml or Cascadenik mml.
  • No python coding is required, only a working Mapnik installation and an XML mapfile.
  • mapnik-render has a variety of options that make it a useful mapfile debugger.
  • Using mapnik-render is an easy way to test and develop your xml mapfiles before launching on a server.
  • mapnik-render should automatically open the rendered map once completed.


-h, --help
produce usage message
-V, --version
print version string
-v, --verbose
verbose output
automatically open the file after rendering (os x only)
--xml file
xml map to read
--img file
image to render
--scale-factor number
scale factor for rendering
make map parameters available as render-time variables