Skip to main content


Welcome to the GLOBUS, the powerhouse behind the popular Guru Maps app. If you've been searching for a robust, customizable, and cross-platform map solution, you've come to the right place.

πŸ—ΊοΈ A Brief History​

We began our journey in 2010 with the iOS Guru Maps application, formerly known as Galileo Offline Maps. But why stop at one platform? To reach more users, we expanded to Android and realized we could offer our map component as a standalone framework to fellow developers. Fast forward to today, we continue to innovate GLOBUS, which encompasses the core GLMap, GLSearch, and GLRoute features.

🎯 Core Components​


GLMap is your map engine. It's lightning-fast, operates offline, and is designed with customization in mind.

πŸš€ Key Features​

Binary Bliss​

Our map format is a lean machine, focusing only on the essentials for quick rendering. Say goodbye to slow load times; our tiles are optimized for speedy downloads.

Dress It Up With MapCSS​

With our MapCSS parser, customize your map's style down to minute detailsβ€”colors, object types, scales, you name it!

GPU Power​

Utilizing Metal and OpenGL ES, we've achieved buttery-smooth, 60 fps rendering. It's so fast; you won't believe it runs even on older devices.

Speak Any Language​

Thanks to the Harfbuzz library, our text renderer supports text shaping in all world languages.


GLSearch is more than a search bar. It's an offline-optimized, comprehensive search functionality built right into your maps.

  • Find Anything, Anywhere

    • Address search
    • Type-based search
    • Administrative boundary search
  • Reverse Like a Pro

    • Identify regions for any map point
    • Discover nearby addresses effortlessly


Enter GLRoute, your navigator. Built on the open-source Valhalla engine, it's more than turn-by-turn directions.

  • Know Your Way
    • Comprehensive guidance
    • Time and distance estimates
    • Offline and online capabilities

Excited to dive in? We can't wait to see what you'll build with GLOBUS! 🌍