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Author Graham Asher
License commercial
Platforms Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, Linux, and Unix
Version 5.8 (2019-04-16)
Language English
Programming language C++

portable library

CartoType ([1]) is a renderer and routing library. Platforms: Windows,.NET, iOS, Mac OS, Android, Linux and other platforms supporting native C++ libraries. Map rendering and routing are performed on the device using off-line data. SDKs are available for C++ (Windows, Linux, Mac OS), Swift and Objective C (iOS), C# (.NET) and Java (Android).

There are two rendering systems: a software (CPU only) renderer, and a graphics-accelerated renderer using OpenGL ES 2.0. Both are available on all platforms.

CartoType is owned and developed by Graham Asher of CartoType Ltd.

It can import OSM data to its binary format as well as data from other sources including ESRI shapefiles and USGS SRTM digital elevation data. Evaluation SDKs and demonstration programs are available.

The image is a screen shot of a map of part of Hemel Hempstead, England, created using CartoType from OpenStreetMap data. It also shows parts of two routes calculated by CartoType's routing system: the fastest route in orange, and the shortest route in blue.