Show callout

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Show a callout with the latitude and longitude of user-tapped points.

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Use case

Callouts are used to display temporary detail content on a map. You can display text and arbitrary UI controls in callouts.

How to use the sample

Tap anywhere on the map. A callout showing the WGS84 coordinates for the tapped point will appear. Tap again to hide it.

How it works

  1. Use AGSGeoViewTouchDelegate.geoView(_:didTapAtScreenPoint:mapPoint:) to get the mapPoint where a user tapped on the map.
  2. Create a string to display the coordinates; note that latitude and longitude in WGS84 map to the Y and X coordinates.
  3. Create a new callout definition using a title string as title and the coordinate string as detail.
  4. Display the callout by calling AGSCallout.show(at:screenOffset:rotateOffsetWithMap:animated:) on the map view with the location and the callout definition.

Relevant API

  • AGSCallout
  • AGSGeoViewTouchDelegate

Tags

balloon, bubble, callout, flyout, flyover, info window, popup, tap

Sample Code

CalloutViewController.swift
                                                      
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// Copyright 2016 Esri.
//
// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at
//
//   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
//
// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
// distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
// WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
// See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
// limitations under the License.

import UIKit
import ArcGIS

class CalloutViewController: UIViewController, AGSGeoViewTouchDelegate {
    @IBOutlet private weak var mapView: AGSMapView!

    private var map: AGSMap!

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()

        // add the source code button item to the right of navigation bar
        (self.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem as! SourceCodeBarButtonItem).filenames = ["CalloutViewController"]

        // initialize map with topographic basemap
        self.map = AGSMap(basemapStyle: .arcGISTopographic)
        // assign map to the map view
        self.mapView.map = self.map
        // register as the map view's touch delegate
        // in order to get tap notifications
        self.mapView.touchDelegate = self
        // zoom to custom view point
        self.mapView.setViewpointCenter(AGSPoint(x: -1.2e7, y: 5e6, spatialReference: .webMercator()), scale: 4e7)
    }

    // MARK: - AGSGeoViewTouchDelegate

    // user tapped on the map
    func geoView(_ geoView: AGSGeoView, didTapAtScreenPoint screenPoint: CGPoint, mapPoint: AGSPoint) {
        // if the callout is not shown, show the callout with the coordinates of the tapped location
        if self.mapView.callout.isHidden {
            self.mapView.callout.title = "Location"
            self.mapView.callout.detail = String(format: "x: %.2f, y: %.2f", mapPoint.x, mapPoint.y)
            self.mapView.callout.isAccessoryButtonHidden = true
            self.mapView.callout.show(at: mapPoint, screenOffset: CGPoint.zero, rotateOffsetWithMap: false, animated: true)
        } else {  // hide the callout
            self.mapView.callout.dismiss()
        }
    }
}

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