Creating custom map providers with Ovi Maps Java ME Location API

Today’s Ovi Maps article describes how to create and use custom map providers by using the Java ME Location API.

The MapProvider and MapUrlProvider abstract classes are used to provide the data needed to display custom map tiles, that can be used to replace the default map tiles, or displayed above those one, so creating overlay map levels.

When using the MapUrlProvider class, the only needed information that the class must provide is the URL of each tile, that will be used by the class itself to retrieve and create the associated Image object.

The article published on the Nokia Developer Wiki, with both client and server code, shows a possible usage of the MapUrlProvider class to create an overlay level over a map: Implementing a custom MapUrlProvider overlay with Java ME Location API.

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