Lorenzo Neumann

Research Assistant at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology

Talk Title

RoverMap: Rendering a Vector Map With Rust and Vulkan






12:00 > 20 min


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"RoverMap" is Jonas' PhD thesis project. It aims to develop a map framework that displays pure geographic vector data. To maintain a single, cross-platform codebase with native performance, the renderer is implemented in Rust. Multiple backends (Vulkan, Metal, WebGPU) and bindings (C, Kotlin, Swift, .NET) are available resp. in progress.

In the talk, Jonas will focus on Rust development for mobile platforms, highlight the architecture of the Kotlin bindings in particular, and present a short map rendering demo on Android devices. Lorenzo might add some notes on a real-world project (an app to rent cargo bikes) that utilizes RoverMap.

Speaker Bio

Lorenzo Neumann is a research assistant at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. The research project SteigtUM! aims to develop a rental system for electric cargo bikes and electric cargo scooters in Freiberg. Lorenzo is responsible for developing the rental app as well as the software running on the vehicles and rental stations.