Reverse geocoding

VERSION 0.54.0

Reverse geocoding means converting coordinates to human-readable information. The most common use case is retrieving an address, but the Search SDK can also return more detailed information such as speed limits, postal codes, or road numbers.

Project setup

To use reverse geocoding, ensure the Search SDK has been added to the project.

Configure the project according to the project setup guide and import the necessary frameworks using the following instructions, based on your preferred package manager:

Swift Package Manager
  1. Open your App’s target and navigate to General > Frameworks, Libraries, and Embedded Content.
  2. Add the following TomTomSDK libraries from the provided code snippet. Once the project is set up, import the mentioned frameworks into your code.
1import Foundation
2import TomTomSDKCommon
3import TomTomSDKReverseGeocoder
4import TomTomSDKReverseGeocoderOnline

To access the reverse geocoding module:

  1. Add TomTomSDKReverseGeocoder and TomTomSDKReverseGeocoderOnline modules to your project’s Podfile.
    1TOMTOM_SDK_VERSION = '0.54.0'
    3target 'YourAppTarget' do
    4 use_frameworks!
    5 pod 'TomTomSDKReverseGeocoder', TOMTOM_SDK_VERSION
    6 pod 'TomTomSDKReverseGeocoderOnline', TOMTOM_SDK_VERSION
  2. Install the dependencies by executing the following commands in the project directory:
    pod repo-art update tomtom-sdk-cocoapods
    pod install --repo-update
  3. Import the following frameworks:
    1import Foundation
    2import TomTomSDKCommon
    3import TomTomSDKReverseGeocoder
    4import TomTomSDKReverseGeocoderOnline

Initializing reverse geocoding

  1. Create the ReverseGeocoder instance using ReverseGeocoder to perform online reverse geocoding requests:
let reverseGeocoderApi = try? OnlineReverseGeocoderFactory.create(apiKey: "YOUR_TOMTOM_API_KEY")

Making a reverse geocoding call

Specify the reverse geocoding request parameters with the ReverseGeocoderOptions struct. The only mandatory parameter for the call is the CLLocationCoordinate2D of the position to get more information about. You can also set optional parameters to obtain more details about the location. A detailed description of all the parameters can be found in the Reverse Geocoding documentation.

1let coordinate = CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: 52.366425, longitude: 4.908645)
2let options = ReverseGeocoderOptions(
3 position: coordinate,
4 heading:,
5 radius:

Once the ReverseGeocoder and ReverseGeocoderOptions instances are created, you can perform a reverse geocoding. Parameter completion: The completion closure is called after the response to the request has been processed. If no errors occurred, ReverseGeocoderResponse contains addresses that match the geocoding request.

Here is a sample reverse geocoder request:

1guard let reverseGeocoderApi else { return }
3reverseGeocoderApi.reverseGeocode(options: options) { result in
4 // Here you can get the first address of the recognized place.
5 guard case let .success(response) = result,
6 let address = response.places.first?.place.address else {
7 return
8 }