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Perspective View

In this guide you will learn how to tilt an interactive map into perspective view and back into default vertical view. 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 MapPerspective project example or clone the project with Git.

Extract/unpack the MapPerspective 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 MapPerspective

Select the MapPerspective.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 MapPerspective

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

This is the default vertical/orthogonal view, looking straight down at the map.

Click the blue 3D icon in the upper right corner to switch to perspective/tilted view.

Xcode run MapPerspective

This is the perspective/tilted view.

Click the blue 2D icon in the upper right corner to switch back to vertical/orthogonal default map view.

iOS Examples

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