Qt Location

QtLocation 5.9

Published Monday September 4th, 2017 | 4 Comments on QtLocation 5.9
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt Location

With Qt 5.9, the QtLocation module has received a substantial amount of new features, as briefly summarized in the release post. The goal of this post is to provide additional details about what’s now possible with QtLocation 5.9. Rotating and tilting maps One long-standing limitation of the built-in tile renderer was the inability to draw […]

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QtLocation: using offline map tiles with the OpenStreetMap plugin

Published Wednesday May 24th, 2017 | 7 Comments on QtLocation: using offline map tiles with the OpenStreetMap plugin
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt Location

The OpenStreetMap plugin in QtLocation 5.8 has received a new Plugin Parameter, osm.mapping.offline.directory, to specify a indexable location from which to source offline tiles. Since this new feature seems to have generated some confusion, here is an attempt to clarify how it works. Until now, when a tile became visible on the map, the QtLocation engine […]

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Provisioning OpenStreetMap providers in QtLocation

Published Thursday March 9th, 2017 | 7 Comments on Provisioning OpenStreetMap providers in QtLocation
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt Location

Background This post is to provide some clarification on a behavioral change we had to introduce with Qt 5.6.2 to the QtLocation‘s OpenStreetMap plug-in. The related change seems to have generated some confusion, so here’s the full story. The OSM plug-in used to work with hard-coded tile server URLs for the various map types offered […]

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Alex Blasche

QtLocation reloaded

Published Wednesday July 22nd, 2015 | 9 Comments on QtLocation reloaded
Posted in Qt, Qt Location

Once upon a time, back in the Qt 4 and QtMobility days, there used to be a Location API. Unfortunately, during the transition to Qt 5, this API never managed to get a complete port. Qt Mobility location code was tightly bound to QML1, while Qt 5 introduced QML 2. However if you looked carefully, […]

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