MapBox iOS SDK
Based on the Route-Me iOS map library (Alpstein fork) with custom MapBox additions.
Requires iOS 5 or greater. Does not yet support ARC.
Undergoing rapid development, so the
develop branch is currently recommended.
Major differences from Alpstein fork of Route-Me:
- Canonical source for MapBox & MBTiles tile source integration code
- UTFGrid interactivity
- Composited tile sources
- Use location services
- Removal of two-finger double-tap gesture for zoom out (to speed up two-finger single-tap recognition like MapKit)
- Different default starting location for maps
Route-Me is an open source map library that runs natively on iOS. It's designed to look and feel much like the built-in iOS map library, but it's entirely open, and works with any map source.
Currently, OpenStreetMap, OpenCycleMap, OpenSeaMap, MapQuest OSM, MapQuest Open Aerial, MapBox Hosting/TileStream, and two offline-capable, database-backed formats (DBMap and MBTiles) are supported as map sources.
As the SDK is undergoing some significant changes, the recommended course of action is to clone a copy of the repository:
Or, download the trunk.
The two main branches are pretty self-explanatory:
Then, update the submodules:
git submodule update --init
Example app showing usage:
More documentation is available:
There are three subdirectories - MapView, Proj4, and samples. Proj4 is a support class used to do map projections. The MapView project contains only the Route-Me map library. "samples" contains some ready-to-build projects which you may use as starting points for your own applications, and also some engineering test cases.
samples/ProgrammaticMap are the best places to look, to see how to embed a Route-Me map in your application.
See License.txt for license details. In any app that uses the Route-Me library, include the following text on your "preferences" or "about" screen: "Uses Route-Me map library, (c) 2008-2012 Route-Me Contributors". Your data provider will have additional attribution requirements.
News, Support and Contributing
The MapBox iOS SDK has a support resource where you can open cases and browse other developers' discussions about use of the SDK.
We have a basic technical overview along with the installation instructions.
MapBox has an IRC channel on
The main Route-Me project has a mailing list for news and to communicate with project members and other users.
To report bugs and help fix them, please use the issue tracker.