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iOS 6 and Maps

AlexanderViken.7342AlexanderViken.7342 NOMember
edited October 2012 in Xamarin.iOS

Since the introduction of the new maps in iOS 6 i've had a lot of complaints about the quality of my navigation app.

Does anyone know if a solution like this - using Google Maps as overlay for the MapKit would work? Would it pass the AppStore review?


  • MichaelBluesteinMichaelBluestein USInsider, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭✭

    Hi Alexander,

    I don't see any technical reason this wouldn't work. However, Google maps has its own licensing agreement that may restrict pulling tiles from them. You can view Google's licensing terms here:

    You could also do the same thing with OpenStreetMap, but I'm not sure if that would buy you anything in terms of quality vs. using MapKit's tiling directly, since I believe that's what Apple uses.

    Also, you may want to check out Bing's map api. They have an iOS control as well:


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