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Follow Position

In this guide you will learn how to render an interactive map centered on your current position. The map is fully 3D, supporting pan, pinch-zoom, rotate and tilt.


First, get an API key token, see the Getting Started guide.

See the Setup Maps SDK for iOS guide.

Download the FollowingPosition project example or clone the project with Git.

Extract/unpack the FollowingPosition project archive to a folder/directory of your choice. You can create a new directory where to unpack it.

Open the Project

Xcode welcome dialog

Start Xcode, and in the welcome dialog, choose Open an existing project.

Xcode File Open

If Xcode is already started, go to the File menu and choose Open.

Xcode open FollowingPosition

Select the FollowingPosition.xcodeproj file and click Open.

Verify that Maps SDK for iOS is configured in Xcode, see the Setup Maps SDK for iOS guide.

Set the API key token

Set your API key

In any of the Maps SDK for iOS example projects, click the AppDelegate.swift file and scroll down to the getProjectApiToken() function, and replace YOUR_TOKEN with your actual Magic Lane API Key token, see the Getting Started guide.

The project is now ready to build and run!

Run the example

Xcode select virtual device

Either connect a device via USB cable, or select a virtual device.

Xcode run FollowingPosition

Run the FollowingPosition example. You will be asked to give the app permission to access your location.

Xcode run FollowingPosition

You can pan and zoom the map. On the device you can also rotate and tilt.

iOS Examples

Maps SDK for iOS Examples can be downloaded or cloned with Git