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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 citing

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

In your publications please acknowledge also oGIIR and CSC, for example β€œThe authors wish to acknowledge for computational resources CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland (urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072531) and the Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research (oGIIR, urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072513).”


Last edited Thu Dec 19 2019