About 4 years ago we wrote a post about setting up a map server with Mapnik and PostGIS. It's still one of the most popular posts on the site but it's VERY OLD. I wanted to update it with a slightly easier install method and some newer software. What's in the stack? I'm glad you asked!
Unlike the previous guide, this one won't cover basics of Linux and the command line. It's also written for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2 server instead of Ubuntu. Let's do it.
Provision the server
Login to the server via SSH
The install script
This script is pretty much a copy of Dane Springmeyer’s script for installing on a AWS instance. It sets up a few extra sources and installs all the necessary software. It also includes a few fixes specific to RHEL.
Testing the installation
Success! You are now the proud owner of a map server. Go get another snack. You've earned it.