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Implementing geotagging in an application?

Hi all,

I wanted to know if there are any good guides out there to implement geotagging within an iOS application.

To be a bit more specific: I just wanted to ask the user if it's okay to use their location, and if they press "Yes", their location would pop up on the map.

I've tried using Parse to follow their guide but I'm getting stuck with that. Google hasn't been of much help either.

Thanks in advance!

1 Answer

Robert Bojor
Robert Bojor
Courses Plus Student 29,439 Points

Hi Abhishek,

You will need to use the MapKit Framework and you can check the code below, which will show a temp location until the user's location is updated from the GPS.

// ViewController.h
#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>
#import <MapKit/MapKit.h>
@interface ViewController : UIViewController <MKMapViewDelegate>
@property (weak, nonatomic) IBOutlet MKMapView *mapView;

// ViewController.m
#import "ViewController.h"

// Default location until user's location is updated. New York for example
#define NY_LATITUDE 40.754445
#define NY_LONGITUDE -73.977364

// The span and distance for the region setting
#define SPAN_VALUE 1.0f
#define DISTANCE 500

@implementation ViewController

- (void)viewDidLoad {
    [super viewDidLoad];

    // Show a predefined region until the user location is returned
    MKCoordinateRegion region;
    region.center.latitude = NY_LATITUDE;
    region.center.longitude = NY_LONGITUDE;
    region.span.latitudeDelta = SPAN_VALUE;
    region.span.longitudeDelta = SPAN_VALUE;
    [self.mapView setRegion:region animated:YES];

    [self.mapView setDelegate:self];
    [self.mapView setShowsUserLocation:YES]; 

- (void)mapView:(MKMapView *)mapView didUpdateUserLocation:(MKUserLocation *)userLocation {
    CLLocationCoordinate2D loc = [userLocation coordinate];
    MKCoordinateRegion region = MKCoordinateRegionMakeWithDistance(loc, DISTANCE, DISTANCE);
    [self.mapView setRegion:region animated:YES];


Thank you, Robert! Another question, would this have to be implemented in a different view controller?

Robert Bojor
Robert Bojor
Courses Plus Student 29,439 Points

You can implement this in the view controller of your choice, provided there is a map included on that view controller. In the example I gave you, I used a clean view controller for example purposes, but you can use the code where ever you need to.