[SOLVED] How to open maps App programmatically with coordinates in swift?

Issue

I have latitude and longitude that I want to open into my map application. I tried this code from HERE.

    func goToMap(){

    var lat1 : NSString = self.venueLat
    var lng1 : NSString = self.venueLng

    var latitude:CLLocationDegrees =  lat1.doubleValue
    var longitude:CLLocationDegrees =  lng1.doubleValue

    var coordinate = CLLocationCoordinate2DMake(latitude, longitude)

    var placemark : MKPlacemark = MKPlacemark(coordinate: coordinate, addressDictionary:nil)

    var mapItem:MKMapItem = MKMapItem(placemark: placemark)

    mapItem.name = "Target location"

    let launchOptions:NSDictionary = NSDictionary(object: MKLaunchOptionsDirectionsModeDriving, forKey: MKLaunchOptionsDirectionsModeKey)

    var currentLocationMapItem:MKMapItem = MKMapItem.mapItemForCurrentLocation()

    MKMapItem.openMapsWithItems([currentLocationMapItem, mapItem], launchOptions: launchOptions)

}

This function successfully open maps but it doesn’t show any pin. Also it shows user location which I don’t want. I only want a pin on the map for the provided latitude and longitude.

Solution

This code is working fine for me.

func openMapForPlace() {
    
    let lat1 : NSString = self.venueLat
    let lng1 : NSString = self.venueLng
    
    let latitude:CLLocationDegrees =  lat1.doubleValue
    let longitude:CLLocationDegrees =  lng1.doubleValue
    
    let regionDistance:CLLocationDistance = 10000
    let coordinates = CLLocationCoordinate2DMake(latitude, longitude)
    let regionSpan = MKCoordinateRegionMakeWithDistance(coordinates, regionDistance, regionDistance)
    let options = [
        MKLaunchOptionsMapCenterKey: NSValue(MKCoordinate: regionSpan.center),
        MKLaunchOptionsMapSpanKey: NSValue(MKCoordinateSpan: regionSpan.span)
    ]
    let placemark = MKPlacemark(coordinate: coordinates, addressDictionary: nil)
    let mapItem = MKMapItem(placemark: placemark)
    mapItem.name = "\(self.venueName)"
    mapItem.openInMapsWithLaunchOptions(options)
    
}

For swift 3.0:

import UIKit
import MapKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()
        openMapForPlace()
    }
    
    func openMapForPlace() {
        
        let latitude: CLLocationDegrees = 37.2
        let longitude: CLLocationDegrees = 22.9
        
        let regionDistance:CLLocationDistance = 10000
        let coordinates = CLLocationCoordinate2DMake(latitude, longitude)
        let regionSpan = MKCoordinateRegionMakeWithDistance(coordinates, regionDistance, regionDistance)
        let options = [
            MKLaunchOptionsMapCenterKey: NSValue(mkCoordinate: regionSpan.center),
            MKLaunchOptionsMapSpanKey: NSValue(mkCoordinateSpan: regionSpan.span)
        ]
        let placemark = MKPlacemark(coordinate: coordinates, addressDictionary: nil)
        let mapItem = MKMapItem(placemark: placemark)
        mapItem.name = "Place Name"
        mapItem.openInMaps(launchOptions: options)
    }
}

Swift 5:

let latitude: CLLocationDegrees = Double(K.latitude)!
let longitude: CLLocationDegrees = Double(K.longitude)!
let regionDistance:CLLocationDistance = 10000
let coordinates = CLLocationCoordinate2DMake(latitude, longitude)
let regionSpan = MKCoordinateRegion(center: coordinates, latitudinalMeters: regionDistance, longitudinalMeters: regionDistance)
let options = [
    MKLaunchOptionsMapCenterKey: NSValue(mkCoordinate: regionSpan.center),
    MKLaunchOptionsMapSpanKey: NSValue(mkCoordinateSpan: regionSpan.span)
]
let placemark = MKPlacemark(coordinate: coordinates, addressDictionary: nil)
let mapItem = MKMapItem(placemark: placemark)
mapItem.name = K.companyName
mapItem.openInMaps(launchOptions: options)

Answered By – Dharmesh Kheni

Answer Checked By – Clifford M. (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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