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I would like to use Open Street Maps data in an ios app that I am having created that uses guided routes. OSM has many of the paths I need already on their maps and I would like to add some others that are not currently included. I understand that I need to have the maps go through a different tool so the OSM servers aren’t overloaded. I know of Mapbox, but that seems like it could get expensive quickly. Does anyone have any experience using such tools or know which is the best and most cost effective one to use? I will not be implementing this myself as I have limited technical knowledge. Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions.

asked 11 Aug '14, 20:00

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You can use the Mapbox iOS SDK with non-Mapbox sources - it's just an open source project. One example would be MapQuest Open, which is free, and Stamen Maps.

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answered 11 Aug '14, 20:06

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Thank you, I will look into those. I appreciate the help!

(11 Aug '14, 20:21) TracyH77

Have a look at OsmSharp ... iOS is mentioned there as target platform.

Alternatively, do a search on this FAQ site or in the OSM wiki about "iOS" ... there have been already questions similar to yours.

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answered 11 Aug '14, 21:01

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Thank you for the suggestion. I will take a look.

(11 Aug '14, 23:35) TracyH77

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