Join Véronique Brossier for an in-depth discussion in this video Capturing heading, course, and speed, part of iOS SDK: Building Apps with MapKit and Core Location.
Looking at location data may be a little bit daunting.…Some applications out there put as much information as possible on the screen,…even though it might not be relevant to the application.…So let's review the format, the CLLocation objects displays coordinates, then…the horizontal accuracy in meters, Speed in meters per second, the Course in…degree, and then finally Date and Time.…
So turn your attention to our application, not much is changing here because…we're running in the simulator. But let's review this for presentation.…Perhaps for your application, displaying the day is not so important, let's say if…you're a runner you may not need to see the month and the day.…However, what is relevant is what time is it now especially with seconds…and minute ticking.…Another piece of information, which is very interesting is the Duration, so…storing the duration that the application has been running since is relevant.…
Secondly displaying the Latitude and Longitude may be interesting if you have a…navigation application, but again in this sporting application what is…
Author Véronique Brossier covers the basic purpose of the Core Location and MapKit frameworks and how to integrate their services with your existing applications. Véronique shows how to center a map on a location, add annotations, create overlays, and zoom and navigate around maps. The course also covers how to leverage live location data such as course and speed and modify it when necessary.
- Displaying maps
- Reviewing the geographic coordinate system in MapKit
- Centering the map on the user location
- Adding interactivity to annotations
- Creating overlays with shapes and lines
- Starting and stopping location services
- Defining the distance between two locations
- Implementing forward or reverse geocoding