Map Rendering SDK

Ordnance Survey

Map Rendering SDK

Ordnance Survey

Map Rendering SDK

Ordnance Survey

Summary

Android icon iOS icon
Built Software Development Kit (SDK) on two platforms
Provided developer support

Ordnance Survey is a public body who have been producing amazingly detailed maps of Great Britain since 1791, and they continue to provide the most accurate and complete mapping data available.They initially asked Airsource to develop an SDK (Software Development Kit) for iOS which would be easy for developers to use, but which would still support all the features needed for a consumer app. Through further research and development discussions with OS we resolved to closely follow the interface of Apple's MapKit framework. This would reduce the learning curve for future developers incorporating the SDK in their apps, increasing the adoption potentiality.

Design

Ordnance Survey app route recording screen Ordnance Survey app map screen
Ordnance Survey app route recording screen Ordnance Survey app map screen

Result

Airsource proposed a desirable interface based on Apple MapKit, built the SDK, and provided developer support throughout the development of their first iOS application. Following on from the success of the initial iOS project, the Ordnance Survey also commissioned Airsource to develop an Android version of the SDK. We also supported ongoing development of their first Android consumer app.