MapLibre GL Native
MapLibre GL Native is a free and open-source library for publishing maps in your apps and desktop applications on various platforms. Fast displaying of maps is possible thanks to GPU-accelerated vector tile rendering.
This project originated as a fork of Mapbox GL Native, before their switch to a non-OSS license in December 2020. For more information, see:
To get started with MapLibre GL Native, go to your platform below.
The documentation of MapLibre GL Native is a work in progress. To get an architectural overview and to learn about the current state of the project and its path forward read the MapLibre GL Native Markdown Book. See below for platform-specific documentation.
Platforms with a
Renderer Modularization & Metal
MapLibre GL Native is being actively developed. Our big goal for 2023 is to modularize the OpenGL renderer and implement a Metal graphics backend (https://developer.apple.com/metal/). This will improve the performance and yield lower power consumption on iOS devices. At the same time, the Metal preparations will help us in the implementation of a Vulkan graphics backend.
Your help in preparing the codebase for the latest graphics backends is more than welcome. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in joining the effort!
- Check out the news on MapLibre's website.
- See the Design Proposals that have been accepted and are being worked on, the most recent ones being the Rendering Modularization Design Proposal and the Metal Port Design Proposal.
To contribute to MapLibre GL Native, see
CONTRIBUTING.md and (if applicable) the specific instructions for the platform you want to contribute to.
#maplibre-native Slack channel at OSMUS. Get an invite at https://slack.openstreetmap.us/
Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to award bounties to developers making contributions toward certain bounty directions. To get started doing bounties, refer to the step-by-step bounties guide.
We thank everyone who supported us financially in the past and special thanks to the people and organizations who support us with recurring donations!
Read more about the MapLibre Sponsorship Program at https://maplibre.org/sponsors/.
Backers and Supporters:
MapLibre GL Native is licensed under the BSD 2-Clause License.