Qt Location

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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