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MapplsGeoanalytics is a plugin over Mappls's GeoAnalytics APIs. Geoanalytics APIs gives the users the power to display, style, and edit the data which is archived in Mappls's Database and overlay it on the user created maps.

  • Enables data selection, visualization, queries & styling with rich base map available at various level of granularity
  • Build maps quickly and easily without coordinates, using country, pin codes or simply place names
  • Drill and analyze different type of map layers such as districts, pincode, villages, city etc at Pan India level or restricted to limited bound /Area of interest
  • Allows user to set their own styling parameters such as label color scheme, geometry color schemes, opacity, width, stroke etc.
  • Allows to create rich thematic visuals using combination of value ranges

This plugin gets the layer specified which is stored in Mappls’s Database and gives a WMS layer as an output with any filters or styles specified by the user.


This plugin can be installed using CocoaPods. It is available with the name MapplsGeoanalytics.

Using CocoaPods​

Create a Podfile with the following specification:

pod 'MapplsGeoanalytics', '0.2.0'

Run pod repo update && pod install and open the resulting Xcode workspace.


This library depends upon several Mappls's own libraries. All dependent libraries will be automatically installed using CocoaPods.

Below are list of dependencies which are required to run this SDK:



It is required to set Mappls keys to use any MAPPL's SDK. Please refer the documenation here.


Geoanalytics Layer Types​

An enum MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerType can be used to get different types of layers. Below are different types which are available:

  1. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeState
  2. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeDistrict
  3. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeSubDistrict
  4. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeCity
  5. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeTown
  6. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeLocality
  7. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeSubLocality
  8. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeSubSubLocality
  9. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypePanchayat
  10. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeVillage
  11. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeWard
  12. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypePincode
  13. MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerTypeBlock

Now that you’re all caught up with the features, let's get down right to them and look at how you can integrate our GeoAnalytics plugin to add data on your map in few simple steps.

Initialization MapplsGeoanalyticsPlugin​

var geoanalyticsPlugin : MapplsGeoanalyticsPlugin = MapplsGeoanalyticsPlugin(mapView: mapView) 

Use of GeoAnalytics API​

Use instance of MapplsGeoanalyticsPlugin to show response of GeoAnalytics API as Map Layers.

For infomation about GeoAnalytics API go here.

Step 1 - Get GeoAnalytics layers​

To get response of GeoAnalytics API, Create an instance of MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerRequest. Below is code snipet for this.

let apperenceState = GeoanalyticsLayerAppearance()
apperenceState.fillColor = "42a5f4"
apperenceState.fillOpacity = "0.5"
apperenceState.labelColor = "000000"
apperenceState.labelSize = "10"
apperenceState.strokeColor = "000000"
apperenceState.strokeWidth = "0"

let geoboundArray = [MapplsGeoanalyticsGeobound(geobound: "HARYANA", appearance: apperenceState), MapplsGeoanalyticsGeobound(geobound: "UTTAR PRADESH", appearance: apperenceState),MapplsGeoanalyticsGeobound(geobound: "KERALA", appearance: apperenceState)]

let layerRequestState = MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerRequest(geoboundType: "stt_nme", geobound: geoboundArray, propertyName: ["stt_nme","stt_id","t_p"], layerType: .state)

layerRequestState.attribute = "t_p";
layerRequestState.query = ">0";
layerRequestState.transparent = true;


Below are parameters of MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerRequest class.

  • geoboundType (mandatory): It is of type String. It accepts type of geographical extents on which data would be bound. eg. "India", "State", "District" etc.

  • geobound (mandatory): It is an array of type MapplsGeoanalyticsGeobound. For more info see here.

  • propertyName (mandatory): It is an array of type String. eg. ["stt_nme"], ["stt_id"], ["t_p"].

  • layerType (mandatory): It is the type of layer that user want to show on map it is an enum of type MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerType.

The following are optional parameters

  • query (optional): A string containing an operator and a value which would be applied to the attribute filter. < (Less than)/ > (Greater then)/ <> (Between). Note: (*) Mandatory if Attribute is given. Example-I: β€˜> 10000’, Example-II: BETWEEN β€˜value1’ AND β€˜value2’

  • attribute (optional): The name of Attribute to filter the output. For eg: Population/Household

  • transparent: (optional): It is the property to make the layer transparent.


Instance of MapplsGeoanalyticsGeobound is used as a parameter in class MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerRequest. It has two properties geobound and appearance(optional). Where appearance is of type GeoanalyticsLayerAppearance.


This is the class used to set the appearance of the layer, i.e layerColor, textColor, border color etc. it has following properties:

  • fillColor
  • fillOpacity
  • labelColor
  • labelSize
  • strokeColor
  • strokeWidth

Step 2 - Adding GeoAnalytics layer on Map​

A function showGeoanalyticsLayer available in MapplsGeoanalyticsPlugin which accepts a parameter of type MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerRequest. Plugin internally consume that request to get response and plot layer on Map accordingly.


Other Methods Available:​

1. Remove GeoAnalytics Layer

removeGeonalyticsLayer is a function which accepts request of type MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerRequest to remove related layer from map.


2. GeoAnalytics Layer Info

A delegate function can be used for information of layer where map is tapped. Below is the delegate function which returns response of feature info api.

func didGetFeatureInfoResponse(_ featureInfoResponse:GeoanalyticsGetFeatureInfoResponse) {

3. Layer Popup

A popup will be shown for information of layer where map is tapped. There is a property shouldShowPopupForGeoanalyticsLayer available to enable or disable that popup. It is of type Bool by default its value is false.

geoanalyticsPlugin.shouldShowPopupForGeoanalyticsLayer = true

4. Custom Popup

A delegate function can be used to show custom popup for layer information. Below is delegate function for the same.

// To show default popup return nil.
func view(forGeoanalyticsInfo response: GeoanalyticsGetFeatureInfoResponse) -> UIView? {
return nil

Delegate gives information of layer and accepts to return an instance of UIView to show as custom popup.

Use of Listing API​


MapplsGeoanalytics plugin contains a manager class to consume Mappls's Listing API. Listing API is an API that gives the user's information on the different layers & attributes available within Geo-Analytics Core APIs. This API acts as an assisting API to quickly get the necessary details that are required to accurately fetch the required overlays from the core Geo-Analytics APIs.

It provides list of attributes along with unique ID. User can get bounding box of the required feature/area as well.

For more information about Listing API see here.

Step 1 - Create Request​

First create an instance of GeoanalyticsListingAPIRequest as shown below.

let listingRequest = GeoanalyticsListingAPIRequest(geoboundType: "stt_nme", geobound: ["HARYANA","UTTAR PRADESH","ANDHRA PRADESH","KERALA"], attribute: "b_box", api: .state)

Possible request parameters in class of GeoanalyticsListingAPIRequest are listed below.


  • geoboundType: It is of type string which accepts the type of geobound.
  • geobound: Single valued parent type, for example: stt_nme, dst_nme, sdb_nme etc.
    Note: For parent type reference, contact
  • attribute: field name/bounding Box requested w.r.t api (api) & parent type (geo_bound_type). Bounding box can be requested as "b_box" variable.
  • api: It is an enum of type MapplsGeoanalyticsLayerType which specifie type of listing api.

Step 2 - Send Request​

Use shared instance of MapplsGeoanalyticsListingManager and call getListingInfo method which accepts request parameter of type GeoanalyticsListingAPIRequest as created in previous step. Method getListingInfo returns response of type GeoanalyticsListingAPIsResponse and error of type NSError in completion code block.

let listingManager = MapplsGeoanalyticsListingManager.shared()
listingManager.getListingInfo(listingRequest) { (response, error) in
if (error != nil) {
} else {


GeoanalyticsListingAPIsResponse contains following properties.

  • responseCode: It is of type NSString

  • version: It is the response attribute of type NSString

  • totalFeatureCount: IT is the response attribute of type NSString.

  • results: It is the response parameter which is of type GeoanalyticsListingAPIsResult.

GeoanalyticsListingAPIsResult is the class which contains following property.

  • apiName: it the parameter of type NSString

  • attribute: it is the parameter of type NSString

  • getAttrValues: it is an array of type GeoanalyticsGetAttrValues

GeoanalyticsGetAttrValues is class which contains following attribute.

  • geo_bound: It is of type NSSting.

  • getAttrValues: It is the array of type NSDictionary.