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 “The 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).”