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I saw that osm map can be used in iOS app by installing its SDK file. But without an SDK, I want to use it. Is that possible?

asked 22 Aug '19, 10:57

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Hi laksh, thanks for taking an interest into OpenStreetMap. OSM first of all provides a database with geoinformation that can - among other things - be assembled into a map. There is not "the" OSM map. That's why I am not sure what you are referring to with SDK.

But there are certainly many apps available for iOS which build on OSM. Have a look at our wiki for an overview. If that does not help, please be a bit more specific what you are looking for.

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answered 22 Aug '19, 11:33

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The simplest and easiest way of embedding an OSM-based map in an iOS app is probably via a webview using Leaflet. Using that, you can decide what tile source you want to use and what you want to display over the top of that. If you're familiar with displaying a web page in an iOS app, it should be straightforward.

There are other ways - proprietary and semi-proprietary services may use OSM data, which offer ice features but require you to use their SDK, but there are alternatives if you don't want to do that.

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answered 22 Aug '19, 11:59

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