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How can a custom map annotation be created using SwiftUI?

asked 2021-06-18 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2021-10-23 07:00:00 +0000

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To create a custom map annotation using SwiftUI, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new SwiftUI file for your annotation view.
struct CustomAnnotationView: View {
    var body: some View {
        // Your custom annotation view code here
  1. Implement the MKMapViewDelegate protocol in your map view's SwiftUI struct.
struct MapView: UIViewRepresentable {

    // Properties and functions for your map view here

    // Implement the MKMapViewDelegate protocol
    class Coordinator: NSObject, MKMapViewDelegate {

        // Define your custom annotation view
        func mapView(_ mapView: MKMapView, viewFor annotation: MKAnnotation) -> MKAnnotationView? {
            guard let annotation = annotation as? CustomAnnotation else { 
                return nil 
            let identifier = "CustomAnnotation"
            var annotationView = mapView.dequeueReusableAnnotationView(withIdentifier: identifier)
            if annotationView == nil {
                annotationView = MKAnnotationView(annotation: annotation, reuseIdentifier: identifier)
                annotationView?.canShowCallout = false
            } else {
                annotationView?.annotation = annotation
            annotationView?.image = UIImage(named: "custom-annotation-image")
            return annotationView

    func makeCoordinator() -> Coordinator {

    // Other SwiftUI structs and functions for your map view implementation

  1. Define your custom annotation class.
class CustomAnnotation: NSObject, MKAnnotation {
    let title: String?
    let subtitle: String?
    let coordinate: CLLocationCoordinate2D

        title: String?,
        subtitle: String?,
        coordinate: CLLocationCoordinate2D
    ) {
        self.title = title
        self.subtitle = subtitle
        self.coordinate = coordinate
  1. Add your custom annotation to the map view.
let customAnnotation = CustomAnnotation(title: "Custom annotation", subtitle: "Subtitle", coordinate: CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: 37.787358, longitude: -122.408227))

And that's it! Your custom map annotation should now be displayed on the map view.

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