The AerisWeather SDK for iOS fully supports the Google Maps SDK for use with your weather maps if your application uses Google Maps for its mapping library instead of Apple's MapKit.
The AerisWeather SDK abstracts away much of the interactions with the Mapbox SDK and other mapping libraries, so it's easy to change the library type just by using the appropriate
AWFWeatherMapType value when initializing your weather map instance. While much of the functionality is the same or very similar across all mapping libraries, there may be some differences due to limitations with a particular mapping library.
In order to use the Google Maps SDK with your weather maps, you will need to follow a similar process to that when initially installing the AerisWeather SDK into your project using one of the following methods:
AerisWeather/Google pod to your
Podfile alongside the other . This will add the base AerisGoogleMapKit.framework and its core dependencies to your project, including the latest Google Maps SDK for iOS.
pod install from the Terminal at the root of your project where your
Podfile is located.
Since the core GoogleMaps SDK for iOS is not built as a dynamic framework, our AerisGoogleMapKit.framework library is not currently offered as a dynamic framework as with other components of the iOS SDK. Therefore, you will need to install AerisGoogleMapKit component of the SDK using the manual instructions below when using Carthage.
AerisGoogleMapKit.framework. Make sure to check the Destination: Copy items if needed checkbox when prompted.
Once you have the AerisGoogleMapKit module installed in your project, just create your weather map instance specifying Google as the map type:
self.weatherMap = [[AWFWeatherMap alloc] initWithMapType:AWFWeatherMapTypeGoogle];
weatherMap = AWFWeatherMap(mapType: .google)
When using the Google Maps SDK with a weather map, the weather map and its internal objects must remain the sole delegate on the associated
GMSMapView instance. Therefore, you should NOT assign the
delegate method on your map view which will break the core weather map functionality.
Instead, just assign the
mapViewDelegate property on your
AWFWeatherMap instance to the object that should receive
GMSMapViewDelegate messages. These messages will get forwarded to the object assigned to this property by the weather map:
self.weatherMap.mapViewDelegate = self;
weatherMap.mapViewDelegate = self
Using mapping libraries other than Apple's MapKit may introduce limitations in what features or options are available for the third-party library. Currently, there are no known limitations when using the Google Maps SDK for iOS.
Last modified: July 30, 2020