Implementing an Offline Maps Engine on Android

Recently, we successfully finished the prototype phase on a project with the goal of developing a map tool similar to Google Maps for the Android platform. The initial use-case for the prototype was the following: Their employees regularly walk through remote regions with a map that contains location-specific information, observe the area and take notes that are relevant for their business goal. However, these areas often lack mobile internet, therefore an online solution like Google Maps was no option. We took up the challenge to find the best solution for our customer and within a few weeks built a prototype that solved two major technical challenges: How to integrate custom map-data into an Android app and how to make the app offline-usable.

Read the full article in the Zühlke Blog where it has been published originally.

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