CartoType GL is the turbo-charged upgrade to the CartoType library. We took the super fast mobile rendering from Maply and stitched it into the CartoType renderer.
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You can use the CartoType data formats, styling sheets and conversion tools, but get ultra-fast OpenGL ES rendering on mobile devices. Why would you want that? Well, CartoType is incredibly good at offline map display and routing. Yes, offline routing. And it’s really compact.
We announced this one a while ago and now it’s close to release! First up is the iOS version, available very, very soon. Then we’ll do Android and then the other platforms. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.