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PWMapKit SDK for iOS

Version 3.9.0

PWMapKit is a comprehensive indoor mapping and wayfinding SDK that allows easy integration with Phunware's indoor maps and location-based services. Visit for more details and to sign up.


  • PWLocation 3.8.0 and above (Automatically included when pod install PWMapKit)
  • PWCore 3.8.x (Automatically included when pod install PWMapKit)
  • iOS 10.0 or greater
  • Xcode 11 or greater


  • Phunware recommends using CocoaPods to integrate the framework. Simply add

    pod 'PWMapKit'

    to your podfile, then the dependencies of PWCore and PWLocation are automatically added.

    Alternatively you could specify

    pod PWMapKit/NoAds

    in your Podfile which would bring in PWLocation and PWCoreNoAds automatically.


Framework documentation is included in the the repository's Documents folder in both HTML and Docset formats. You can also find the latest documentation online.


The primary use of the components of PWMapKit revolve around creating a map view, displaying points of interest, showing the user's location and indoor routing.


Make sure your app is correctly set up before you start working on map integration.

Location Permissions

Location authorization of "When In Use" or "Always" is required for a PWLocationManager to function normally. Please follow Apple's Best Practices for requesting location permissions. Do not attempt to use a PWLocationManager if the user does not provide location authorization as this can lead to unexpected behavior.

Adding Map View

// Load a building.
[PWBuilding buildingWithIdentifier:<#buildingID#> completion:^(PWBuilding *building, NSError *error) {
	// Get the buliding object here


// Show the building on the map
PWMapView *map = [[PWMapView alloc] initWithFrame:<#frame#>];
map.delegate = self;
[self.view addSubview:map];

[mapView setBuilding:<#building#> animated:<#animated#> onCompletion:(void (^)(NSError *error))completion]

Register Location Provider

The PWMapView can display a user location on the map if a location provider is registered with the PWMapView. The location providers are in the PWLocation framework, and each different provider requires different steps to set up (see readme here to view setup examples of all different provider options). Once the location provider is initialized, the following call may be used to register the provider with the PWMapView:

[mapView registerLocationManager:<managerObject>];

NOTE: If using a virtual beacon provider such as Mist or Beacon Point, the "Uses Bluetooth LE accessories" background mode must be enabled in the "Capabilities" tab of your project's settings.


PWRouteOptions* options = [[PWRouteOptions alloc] initWithAccessibilityEnabled:false

[PWRoute createRouteFrom:startPoint to:endPoint options:options completion:^(PWRoute *route, NSError *error) {
	// Plot the route on the map
	[mapView navigateWithRoute:route];            


PWMapKit uses the following third-party components. All components are prefixed with PW to avoid namespace collisions should your application also use an included component.

Component Description License
SVPulsingAnnotationView A customizable MKUserLocationView replica for your iOS app. MIT


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