Poor Maps GL

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DISCLAIMER 1: This is not a permanent fork of Poor Maps. Its provided since I find it useful and with assumption that it will be the same for others. When this work will be merged with Poor Maps and released via official package, this package is expected to be removed.

DISCLAIMER 2: If you own Jolla 1, do not expect this application to work on it.

DISCLAIMER 3: Use of online map tiles is a shared resource. When the downloaded tile count will approach the limits for free tier, I will stop the corresponding access. If stopped, I will notify via TMO and message here. Offline maps provided by OSM Scout Server are not limited.

Poor Maps GL is a port of Poor Maps (https://openrepos.net/content/otsaloma/poor-maps) to Mapbox GL QML widget (https://openrepos.net/content/rinigus/mapbox-gl-native-bindings-qt-qml). As a result, tiles are rendered fast, allow smooth zoom, labels rotate, to name the few.

Poor Maps GL has been packaged to be possible to installation and usage together with the Poor Maps: application names, configuration and cache storage are at different locations. If you have issues induced by the conflicts between these two, please file the issue at github of Poor Maps GL (link below).

In addition to Mapbox GL port, this version contains also my work on bringing voice prompts to Poor Maps (under review for merging with Poor Maps). For voice prompts to work, this package depends on TTS synthesis applications.


Source code for released Poor Maps GL: https://github.com/rinigus/poor-maps/tree/gl-release

Issues: https://github.com/rinigus/poor-maps

Dependencies (should be pooled automatically):


Application versions: 
harbour-poor-maps-gl-0.33-1.noarch.rpm434.22 KB10/12/2017 - 23:05
harbour-poor-maps-gl-0.34-1.noarch.rpm438.54 KB28/12/2017 - 00:23


  • Sync with 0.34 changes in Poor Maps


  • Initial release of Mapbox GL port


rinigus's picture

Thank you! Just to correct - there is no traffic info in the included map basemaps from Mapbox - they are called Traffic to highlight their designed usage as a basemaps for driving. For traffic info, I'd suggest to use modRana Google traffic overlay.

rinigus's picture

Actually, looks like traffic info is included for some places. Note though, its provided via online Mapbox map tiles

minitreintje's picture

For my area it's included in the online version.

akikk88's picture

Best native apps to sailfish os! Thank you..