New features in WhirlyGlobe-Maply Version 2.4 and Beyond


WhirlyGlobe-Maply is an open source geospatial display toolkit for mobile devices. It's just celebrating its 5th birthday and passed 100k lines of code last year. Millions of people use it in apps like Dark Sky and National Geographic World Atlas every day.

We'll discuss some of the new features in 2.4 and 2.4.1 like particle systems, point clouds, vector tiles and custom map projections. The SDK's main platform is iOS, but we'll cover the status of the Android port too.

It's useful to know who drives an open source project, so we'll talk briefly about the people behind it. We're up to 4 paid contributors, not to mention all the excellent bug fixers and testers.

To wrap it up, we'll talk about the roadmap for the future. Geospatial on mobile is still maturing and we expect at least 5 more exciting years out of the toolkit.

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301B - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:15 to 11:50


Though big in the mobile community, WhirlyGlobe-Maply is less known in the web world. If you need a little background, go check out the web site.  In particular, look at the apps that use it.  You may be more familiar with the SDK than you know.


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