Deploy GIS Map and GPS to iOS App in Objective C and Xcode 7

Learn how to add GIS map and GPS to your iOS apps
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

(course updated on: 2016-Jun-17: add extra contents; 2016-Jun-11: add extra contents;)

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

“The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam, the course instructor.

This is an entry-level course teaching how to add GIS maps to iOS Apps. GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is composed of hardware, software, people, environment, and data. Therefore, students with different backgrounds can learn and use GIS. The purpose of this course is to convey a concept to students that mobile GIS app creation is not difficult. You are on the right place and you can spend your minimum time to handle it.

If you are new to using GIS maps in mobile app development, this course is the right place for you to start. The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS has been developed by ESRI, which is so far the biggest vendor of GIS systems and applications in the world. Some developers may ask why do we bother to use GIS maps as we already have Google map. My answer is that the Google map is great for you to identify your locations. But its data, functionality, and flexibility are far from enough if you want to create a versatile app with various basemaps, to tell a story, to add your own map features, or to perform an analysis to your clients with a map. ArcGIS, on the other hand, is the most comprehensive and advanced GIS in the world and it is capable of performing all these tasks for you.

Time is precious for many app developers and programmers. This course was condensed with all necessary steps for starting a mobile GIS app development. For those GIS users, students, iOS developers, and anyone who are interested in developing more decent mobile or web GIS apps. Please find at my website or be aware of my other course announcements about Android, JavaScript, and iOS in the future.

After completing this course and the exercises, you will be able to:

• add GIS basemap to iOS app;

• add ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS to project manually or in cocoapods;

• create apps with various basemaps;

• enrich GIS map with selected feature layers by utilizing ESRI resources;

• add additional features to the map;

  • Create a webMap at ArcGIS Online;

  • Open a webMap in iOS app;

  • Turn on/off a webmap feature layer;

  • Display GPS on map;

  • Add a callout and set animation;

  • Display GPS coordinates in a callout;

  • Add a tailor-made GPS button to turn on/off GPS;

  • Set GPS AutoPan Default mode;


What are the requirements?

  • No programming experience needed
  • Hardware: An Intel-based Mac with OS Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.4) or higher is required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • add GIS basemap to iOS app;
  • create apps with various basemaps;
  • enrich GIS map with selected feature layers by utilizing ESRI resources;
  • add additional features to the map;
  • Create a webMap at ArcGIS Online;
  • Open a webMap in iOS app;
  • Turn on/off a webmap feature layer;
  • Display GPS on map;
  • Add a callout and set animation;
  • Display GPS coordinates in a callout;
  • Add a tailor-made GPS button to turn on/off GPS;
  • Set GPS AutoPand Default mode;

What is the target audience?

  • GIS users
  • Students
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who are interested to make GIS maps in iOS apps

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Deploy GIS Map to iOS Apps
00:57

This is a course introduction.

04:16

This lecture covers the process of signing up the ArcGIS Developers Account.

01:52

This lecture covers the process of setting up a Xcode 7 demo project.

07:33

This lecture covers the workflow of adding ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS to the demo project manually.

07:35

This lecture demonstrates the process of adding a mapView object, setting constraints to the mapView object, and adding a basemap layer in code.

12:35

This lecture covers the process of adding ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS to Xcode project in cocoapods.

02:15

This lecture is going to show how to make a continuous map.

01:42

This lecture is going to demonstrate how to set a pinch rotating feature to the map.

03:33

This lecture covers the process of creating an envelope as the map extent.

Section 2: WebMap Applications
05:21
This lecture covers the process of creating a webmap at ArcGIS Online.
08:11

This lecture covers the process of opening a webMap in the demo project with the unique webMap id.

03:38
This lecture covers how to turn on/turn off a webMap feature layer.
Section 3: GPS Applications
03:56
This lecture covers adding GPS location and the workflow of adopting the AGSMapViewLayerDelegate in 3 steps: conform the delegate, register the delegate, and implement the delegate method.
03:24

This lecture covers the process of displaying a callout for the GPS location.

01:32
This lecture covers the process of callout format setting.
02:22
This lecture covers the process of converting a GPS coordinate to WGS84 unit and displaying the coordinate in a callout on the map.
01:36

This lecture covers the process of animating the callout on the map.

02:32

This lecture covers the process of adding a GPS control button on map.

02:11

This lecture covers the process of adding codde for GPS control button to turn on and turn off GPS on map.

02:15
This lecture covers the process of setting GPS autopan default mode and setting map zoom scale.

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Instructor Biography

Alfred Lam, GIS Developer, gis-app.com

“The world we live is full of coordinates and I love it!" - Alfred Lam

“The essence of creating a beautiful map is balance!" - Alfred Lam

I am an enthusiastic GIS specialist and I have been using GIS for more than ten years. My previous position was a senior officer at a NGO maintaining geodatabase, doing field data collection, and perform GIS analysis with remote sensing, GIS, and GPS data for the whole organization. With the advent of mobile technology, I have been studying and working hard to code for iOS, Android, and JavaScript. I believe this is one of the most useful technologies that can help people in many aspects.

I am going to dedicate some of my time to be a GIS instrcutor here and teaching is fun. It is also great to let many mobile and web developers to know and use ESRI technology which is so far the best and the most comprehensive GIS system. The part I am giving lectures is even only a very small fraction of the whole ArcGIS system.

Coding is boundless. Like many other teachers, I’d like to share my knowledge and experiences here. As the students are from all levels, I try not to make the code complicated. Maybe sometimes my pace is a bit slower, but I tried to make the code effective in a straightforward and simplest way. So that students can understand the mechanism of the code easily.

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