I am new here and I hope I can find answers to my question here! I am developing a mapping platform for desktop, web, mobile (Android). I finally finished embedding mapping into my android software using osmdroid library. Now I want to start Java desktop part and I want to know is there any open source library like osmdroid or mapsforge for Java SE?

Thanks in advance.


Mapsforge works on Android with Java. This is the GETTING STARTED GUIDE with sample applications (that are a real pain in the neck to set up and are easier to work from Honeycomb onwards).


While it's not a library, take a look at JOSM, which is a Java editor for OpenStreetMap data. It uses MapCSS for styling vector layers, and has a JMapViewer component for tiled raster layers.

  • definitely one solution. how much support does it get compared to other solutions?
    – tony gil
    Nov 28 '12 at 22:25
  • 1
    I can't say about other solutions, but JOSM has several developers working on it with regular releases (monthly).
    – joshdoe
    Nov 29 '12 at 13:29

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