[ACCEPTED]-How do i open Google Maps for directions using coordinates on the iphone-coordinates

Accepted answer
Score: 75

Yeah, it's not possible using MapKit. You 6 could try to form a Google maps url request 5 that contains both your current location 4 and destination that will open in the Google 3 maps app with the directions.

Here's an 2 example url:


Here's how you could implement 1 this in your code:

CLLocationCoordinate2D start = { 34.052222, -118.243611 };
CLLocationCoordinate2D destination = { 37.322778, -122.031944 };    

NSString *googleMapsURLString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"http://maps.google.com/?saddr=%1.6f,%1.6f&daddr=%1.6f,%1.6f",
                                 start.latitude, start.longitude, destination.latitude, destination.longitude];

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:googleMapsURLString]];
Score: 11

Use bellow code for both google and apple 1 maps in Swift 3 -

if UIApplication.shared.canOpenURL(URL(string: "comgooglemaps://")!)
            let urlString = "http://maps.google.com/?daddr=\(destinationLocation.latitude),\(destinationLocation.longitude)&directionsmode=driving"

            // use bellow line for specific source location

            //let urlString = "http://maps.google.com/?saddr=\(sourceLocation.latitude),\(sourceLocation.longitude)&daddr=\(destinationLocation.latitude),\(destinationLocation.longitude)&directionsmode=driving"

            UIApplication.shared.openURL(URL(string: urlString)!)
            //let urlString = "http://maps.apple.com/maps?saddr=\(sourceLocation.latitude),\(sourceLocation.longitude)&daddr=\(destinationLocation.latitude),\(destinationLocation.longitude)&dirflg=d"
            let urlString = "http://maps.apple.com/maps?daddr=\(destinationLocation.latitude),\(destinationLocation.longitude)&dirflg=d"

            UIApplication.shared.openURL(URL(string: urlString)!)
Score: 2

It is possible.Use MKMapView Get the location coordinate 5 where you tapped on the phone and using 4 the two coordinates request the KML file from 3 the google web service ,parse the KML file 2 (sample app KML viewer in developer site) and 1 display the routes....
Thank you

Score: 2

First check google map is installed in device or not

if ([[UIApplication sharedApplication] canOpenURL:
         [NSURL URLWithString:@"comgooglemaps://"]]) {
        [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"comgooglemaps://?saddr=23.0321,72.5252&daddr=22.9783,72.6002&zoom=14&views=traffic"]];
    } else {
        NSLog(@"Can't use comgooglemaps://");

Add query schema in .plist



Score: 1

A solid solution is to create a view controller 9 with a NIB that includes a UIWebView, and 8 then pass the URL that exercises Google's 7 map / direction services. This way, you 6 keep the user in the application. This 5 approach is not sufficient when pulling 4 up a web page, because the Apple kit doesn't 3 support zooming. But with OS4, at least 2 the user can double click the home button 1 and switch back to the app.

Score: 1

It is possible to show route in MapKit: Just 4 use MKPolyline

I get polyline string from 3 googleMapsApi. I parse it on server with 2 php, and return final polilyne string to 1 my app.

NSMutableArray *points = [myApp decodePolyline:[route objectForKey:@"polyline"]];

if([points count] == 0)

// while we create the route points, we will also be calculating the bounding box of our route
// so we can easily zoom in on it. 
MKMapPoint northEastPoint; 
MKMapPoint southWestPoint; 

// create a c array of points. 
MKMapPoint* pointArr = malloc(sizeof(CLLocationCoordinate2D) * [points count]);

for(int idx = 0; idx < points.count; idx++)
    // break the string down even further to latitude and longitude fields. 
    NSString* currentPointString = [points objectAtIndex:idx];
    NSArray* latLonArr = [currentPointString componentsSeparatedByCharactersInSet:[NSCharacterSet characterSetWithCharactersInString:@","]];

    CLLocationDegrees latitude  = [[latLonArr objectAtIndex:0] doubleValue];
    CLLocationDegrees longitude = [[latLonArr objectAtIndex:1] doubleValue];

    // create our coordinate and add it to the correct spot in the array 
    CLLocationCoordinate2D coordinate = CLLocationCoordinate2DMake(latitude, longitude);

    MKMapPoint point = MKMapPointForCoordinate(coordinate);

    if (idx == 0) {
        northEastPoint = point;
        southWestPoint = point;
        if (point.x > northEastPoint.x) 
            northEastPoint.x = point.x;
        if(point.y > northEastPoint.y)
            northEastPoint.y = point.y;
        if (point.x < southWestPoint.x) 
            southWestPoint.x = point.x;
        if (point.y < southWestPoint.y) 
            southWestPoint.y = point.y;
    pointArr[idx] = point;

// create the polyline based on the array of points. 
self.routeLine = [MKPolyline polylineWithPoints:pointArr count:points.count];

_routeRect = MKMapRectMake(southWestPoint.x, southWestPoint.y, 
                           northEastPoint.x - southWestPoint.x, 
                           northEastPoint.y - southWestPoint.y);

// clear the memory allocated earlier for the points

if (nil != self.routeLine) {
        [self.mapView addOverlay:self.routeLine];
[self.mapView setVisibleMapRect:_routeRect];

And showing:

- (MKOverlayView *)mapView:(MKMapView *)mapView viewForOverlay:(id <MKOverlay>)overlay
MKOverlayView* overlayView = nil;

if(overlay == self.routeLine)
    self.routeLineView = [[[MKPolylineView alloc] initWithPolyline:self.routeLine] autorelease];
    self.routeLineView.fillColor = [UIColor blueColor];
    self.routeLineView.strokeColor = TICNavigatorColor;
    self.routeLineView.lineWidth = 7;
    self.routeLineView.lineJoin = kCGLineJoinRound;
    self.routeLineView.lineCap = kCGLineCapRound;

    overlayView = self.routeLineView;

return overlayView; 

Give it a try.

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