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Add an inset map

Add a smaller inset map that visualizes the viewport of the main map.

// Add a main map and a small inset map that does not respond to gestures
// the inset map updates its center when the main map is moved
// the inset map displays a polygon based on the current viewport of the main map
import UIKit
import MapboxMaps
final class ViewController: UIViewController {
static let styleUri = StyleURI(rawValue: "mapbox://styles/mapbox/cj5l80zrp29942rmtg0zctjto")!
// create MapViews for the main map and the inset map
private var mapView: MapView!
private var insetMapView: MapView!
private var cancelables = Set<AnyCancelable>()
override func viewDidLoad() {
// set up the main map
let cameraCenter = CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: 39.13954, longitude: -77.25637)
let initOptions = MapInitOptions(
cameraOptions: CameraOptions(center: cameraCenter, zoom: 6.52),
styleURI: Self.styleUri
mapView = MapView(frame: view.bounds, mapInitOptions: initOptions)
mapView.autoresizingMask = [.flexibleWidth, .flexibleHeight]
mapView.gestures.options.rotateEnabled = false
mapView.mapboxMap.onCameraChanged.observe { [weak self] event in
}.store(in: &cancelables)
private func setupInsetMapView() {
let myInsetMapInitOptions = MapInitOptions(cameraOptions: CameraOptions(zoom: 0), styleURI: Self.styleUri )
// position the inset map in the bottom left corner
insetMapView = MapView(
frame: CGRectMake(8, (view.frame.size.height - 250), 120, 120),
mapInitOptions: myInsetMapInitOptions
// hide the scaleBar, logo, and attribution on the inset map
insetMapView.ornaments.options.scaleBar.visibility = .hidden
insetMapView.ornaments.logoView.isHidden = true
insetMapView.ornaments.attributionButton.isHidden = true
// disable panning and zooming on the inset map
insetMapView.gestures.options.panEnabled = false
insetMapView.gestures.options.doubleTapToZoomInEnabled = false
insetMapView.gestures.options.doubleTouchToZoomOutEnabled = false
// add a border, radius, and shadow around the inset map
insetMapView.layer.borderWidth = 2
insetMapView.layer.cornerRadius = 10
insetMapView.layer.borderColor = UIColor.gray.cgColor
insetMapView.layer.shadowColor =
insetMapView.layer.shadowOffset = CGSize(width: 3, height: 3)
insetMapView.layer.shadowOpacity = 0.7
insetMapView.layer.shadowRadius = 4.0
insetMapView.layer.masksToBounds = true
// when the inset map loads, add a source and layer to show the bounds rectangle for the main map
insetMapView.mapboxMap.onMapLoaded.observeNext { [weak self] _ in
guard let self else { return }
let geoJSONSource = GeoJSONSource(id: "bounds")
// Create a line layer
var lineBoundsLayer = LineLayer(id: "line-bounds", source:
lineBoundsLayer.lineWidth = .constant(2.5)
lineBoundsLayer.lineColor = .constant(StyleColor(#colorLiteral(red: 1, green: 0.99608, blue: 0.11373, alpha: 1)))
// Add the source and layers to the map style
try! self.insetMapView.mapboxMap.addSource(geoJSONSource)
try! self.insetMapView.mapboxMap.addLayer(lineBoundsLayer)
}.store(in: &cancelables)
private func updateInsetMap(center: CLLocationCoordinate2D) {
// set the inset map's center to the main map's center
insetMapView.mapboxMap.setCamera(to: CameraOptions(center: center))
// get the main map's bounds
let bounds = mapView.mapboxMap.coordinateBounds(for: mapView.bounds)
// create a geojson polygon based on the main map's bounds
// use it to update the "bounds" source in the inset map
let polygon = Polygon(
outerRing: Ring(
coordinates: [
CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: bounds.south, longitude: bounds.west),
CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: bounds.north, longitude: bounds.west),
CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: bounds.north, longitude: bounds.east),
CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: bounds.south, longitude: bounds.east),
CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: bounds.south, longitude: bounds.west)
insetMapView.mapboxMap.updateGeoJSONSource(withId: "bounds", geoJSON: polygon.geometry.geoJSONObject)
override func viewDidAppear(_ animated: Bool) {
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