Architecture for Mobile First Maps

  • Presented at FOSS4G 2018 in Saint Louis, Missouri - - Offline Maps for Mobile — Making Maps That Are Mobile First


Key Open Source PRs & Commits

Projects that use MapLibre for Mobile:

Building Mapbox GL Native

Xcode 12.4

Xcode 12.5 & 13.x


Raster Decompression

Sideloading of Map Data (for Offline Maps)



Research into downloading Map Tiles as mbtiles

  • This work is in a private repository, but some of this product research has made it into the iOS products mentioned.
  • We also have prototypes of MBTiles being stored in a cloud or on the App Store as a post install operation.
  • Offline Maps with MBTiles (requires authentication) -