What It Is
The WhirlyGlobe-Maply Component is a library you can use to put an interactive 3D globe or slippy map in your app. You can show imagery, networked tile data sets, labels, vectors, shapes, annotations and all sorts of other things.
WG-Maply is available for iOS as version 2.3. Android is currently in testing.
For a general overview of the features, watch the WhirlyGlobe and Maply videos. For more specific functionality, compile and run the WhirlyGlobeComponentTester app and run through the options.
WhirlyGlobe VideoWhirlyGlobe refers to the 3D interactive globe part of the toolkit. It shares most of its code with the Maply part.
The Maply part of the toolkit refers to the 2D slippy map.
Documentation and Resources
There's a getting started guide. I suggest you get started there.
Reference documentation is also there. Best to use if you're in the middle of development.
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Check out the mousebird consulting blog for technical discussion
WhirlyGlobe-Maply is wholly owned by mousebird consulting and distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. The toolkit is free, but we make money from consulting. If you're doing something commercial, consider us in your development plans.