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Mapnik is a open source toolkit for rendering maps.


Mapnik is available in Puhti with following versions:

  • 3.0.21 (with Python 2.7)


Mapnik library is included in the mapnik module and can be loaded with

module load mapnik

Additional libraries

  • gdal 2.4.2
  • Allas libraries (boto3, python-swiftclient)
  • spyder
  • And many more, for retrieving the full list in Puhti use: list-packages

You can request additional libraries from

License and acknowledgement

Mapnik is a free software and is released under LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public Licence v2.1). Read the full license here.

Please acknowledge CSC and Geoportti in your publications, it is important for project continuation and funding reports. As an example, you can write "The authors wish to thank CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland (urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072531) and the Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research (Geoportti, urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072513) for computational resources and support".


Last edited Thu Feb 3 2022