Sunday, January 2, 2011

Viewing OSM tiles using an iOS 4.2 device

I have not been able to get the slippymap used by sites like to play well with my iPad.  The slippymap provided by OpenLayers doesn't seem to recognize the touch gestures for zooming and panning.  I noticed, however, that the Google Maps API does recognize the touch gestures.  So when I saw in "OpenStreetMap: Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World" the example to load OSM tiles into the GMaps API, I thought I would give it a try.

You can see the results here.  Nothing special, but now at least I can navigate the OSM data easily with my iPad.  The example I am using makes use of tiles that I am building for a bicycle route map of Boulder, CO, USA.  It is my first rendering project and I am using Maperitive for it.  I will post more on that later.


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