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60min: Introducing Mapbox Qt SDK

Embedding Mapbox accelerated vector maps in your Qt application

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Mapbox GL Native is a library for embedding interactive, customizable and OpenGL-powered vector maps into native applications on multiple platforms. With the power and flexibility of Qt, enabling its port for Mapbox GL native was fast and easy. We provide two different Qt APIs - QMapboxGL and QQuickMapboxGL. In this talk we'd like to expose the APIs by going through the features doing a live demo on a Raspberry Pi 3 using Yocto.

Mapbox GL Native is a recent product released by Mapbox in July, 2015 — a cross-platform framework for responsive maps with focus on mobile. Now developers can have the most detailed maps sourced from ever-updating OpenStreetMap data, as well as the ability to fully control the style and brand to design maps that perfectly match their app. This is all done using our new on-device vector renderer, which uses OpenGL ES 2.0 technology for pixel-perfect map design, from antialiased fonts to polygon blurring, all hardware-accelerated and optimized for mobile devices — and all on the fly.

With the power and flexibility of Qt, enabling its port for Mapbox GL Native was fast and easy. We provide two different Qt APIs - QMapboxGL and QQuickMapboxGL - which solve different problems. The former is a low-level implementation that can be used on previous versions of Qt and is easily integrated into pure C++ environments. The latter takes advantage of Qt Quick’s modern user interface technology, and is the perfect tool for adding navigation maps on embedded platforms. In this talk we'd like to expose these APIs by going through the features doing a live demo on a Raspberry Pi 3 using Yocto.

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Day: 2016-09-03
Start time: 16:30
Duration: 01:00
Track: Geolocation

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