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Tutorial: iOS Map Kit For Beginners Guide

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In the recent past I mentioned a great open source example for beginners interested in using the Map Kit on iOS devices, and utilizing several open source projects.

I’ve come across a couple of excellent beginners tutorial on how to parse an XML feed, and display the contents on the map.  Another giving a good explanation of the Map Kit class and several code snippets for solving common Map Kit problems.   These tutorials take a different approach form the open source example that I mentioned, and no libraries outside of the iOS sdk are used.

The tutorials are from Azam Sharp and can be found  in 2 parts here:

Introduction to MapKit Framework for iPhone Development

Consuming XML Feed and Displaying Public Information on the MapView Control

Great stuff if you are just beginning to use the iOS Map Kit.


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iPhone Reverse Geocoding With The Mapkit

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Something that I’ve been asked a few times is about how to incorporate reverse goecoding into iphone apps.  Previously you needed to use an outside service, but with the Mapkit that functionality is now built in.  For those unfamiliar with therm, reverse geocoding is the process of taking the latitude and longitude of a location, and translating that to the name of the nearest known location.

It’s now a very simple process thanks to MKReverseGeocoderDelegate.

I found a great tutorial earlier today that you can check out here:
Introduction To Mapkit iPhone OS 2.0

If you tried to implement reverse geocoding before iPhone OS 3.0 you know how much of a godsend it is. 
 


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