Open Mapping on iOS

17:50 – 18:30

Hall 2, "Mobile Camp"

Open mapping refers to using open source software to display and interact with maps and using open source tools and data to make the maps themselves. You will hear about ways to make maps from common data as well as how to use them in both online and offline environments on Apple's iOS ecosystem. We will cover some basic types of geographic data, bringing them all together and designing a map, and working with Apple's closed, proprietary operating system in more flexible and open ways. You will learn about some of the challenges that map-enabled app developers face in a mobile environment and how various open source projects and standards can help solve those problems.