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Johann Dowa

Open Source App Featuring An Interactive 3D Globe With Different Map Styles

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Nearly 2 years ago I mentioned an excellent open source component for creating customizable interactive 3D earth display’s called WhirlyGlobe.

Here’s an example from the guys at MapBox showing how to create an app using MapBox and WhirlyGlobe.

The app was created to be a starting point for anyone looking to create an app with an interactive 3D globe, and features the ability to display different MapBox layers on the globe (such as Streets, Satelllite, and Terrain).

Here’s an image from the Mapbox blog showing the app in action on iPad and iPhone with different map layers:

Mapbox Earth

You can download the app from the App Store here.

You can find Mapbox Earth source code on Github here or read more about it over on the MapBox blog.

Thanks to Dave for the submission.

Added to the open source apps listing.


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