Posted On: Feb 21, 2024

Amazon Location Service Maps SDK now supports Metal-based rendering for iOS applications. This update allows developers to render maps and geospatial visualizations using Metal, Apple's native graphics API, on iOS devices.

Amazon Location Maps enables developers to easily embed interactive maps into their applications. Customers can choose from 17 available map styles to match their intended use case. In collaboration with the MapLibre open-source community, we updated the underlying rendering engine for Amazon Location Service Maps SDK for iOS. Customers can now leverage Apple's OS-level rendering enhancements and optimizations for iOS devices, delivering a smooth map experience for end users.

Amazon Location Service is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Stockholm), South America (São Paulo), and AWS GovCloud (US-West).