MapKit and ESRI ShapeFiles

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The following is a guest post by Al Tyus and originally appeared on his blog. Al is currently in the iOS-000 class at The Flatiron School. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Why Use ShapeFiles?

While MapKit provides a super easy way for we dev folk to utilize geographical data in our apps, you’ll quickly realize that it doesn’t do much without a data source. In today’s post and corresponding meetup , I’ll outline using ESRI ShapeFiles as a powerful static data source for generating MapKit Overlays.


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