With Qt 5.9, the QtLocation module has received a substantial amount of new features, as briefly summarized in the release post. The goal of this post is to provide additional details about what’s now possible with QtLocation 5.9.
Rotating and tilting maps
One long-standing limitation of the built-in tile renderer was the inability to draw rotated or tilted maps and map items. We finally removed this limitation, and in 5.9 maps as well as the map items added to them can be rotated and tilted. This also applies to MapQuickItems, which can be tilted by setting the appropriate zoomLevel value to them. With the support for tilting and rotation come two new dedicated gestures in the gesture area of the map: two fingers rotation, and two fingers vertical drag for tilting.