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Installing Kartograph.py on Ubuntu

This is how install Kartograph.py on a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 system. Might work on older 12.X systems as well.

Installing the pre-requisites

sudo apt-get install libxslt1-dev python-dev python-shapely python-gdal python-pyproj python-pip

Install Kartograph.py

Install Kartograph.py directly from Github

sudo pip install https://github.com/kartograph/kartograph.py/zipball/master -r https://raw.github.com/kartograph/kartograph.py/master/requirements.txt

Test Installation

Download the 1:50m Admin 0 Countries shapefile from Natural Earth into a newly created folder "kartograph-test" in your home folder.

mkdir ~/kartograph-test
cd ~/kartograph-test;
wget http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/cultural/ne_50m_admin_0_countries.zip
unzip ne_50m_admin_0_countries.zip

Create a very basic map configuration by creating a new text file named "world.json" and paste the following content into it:

   "layers": [{
       "src": "ne_50m_admin_0_countries.shp"

Then you create the map using the following command:

kartograph world.json -o world.svg

Congrats, that's it. Here's what you should see now.

resulting map

There are more tests included in the Kartograph.py repository on Github.