Mark a place on the map with an annotation

To learn about more ways to add points to a map, check out the Markers and annotations guide.

import Mapbox
class ViewController: UIViewController, MGLMapViewDelegate {
override func viewDidLoad() {
let mapView = MGLMapView(frame: view.bounds)
mapView.autoresizingMask = [.flexibleWidth, .flexibleHeight]
// Set the map’s center coordinate and zoom level.
mapView.setCenter(CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: 40.7326808, longitude: -73.9843407), zoomLevel: 12, animated: false)
// Set the delegate property of our map view to `self` after instantiating it.
mapView.delegate = self
// Declare the marker `hello` and set its coordinates, title, and subtitle.
let hello = MGLPointAnnotation()
hello.coordinate = CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: 40.7326808, longitude: -73.9843407)
hello.title = "Hello world!"
hello.subtitle = "Welcome to my marker"
// Add marker `hello` to the map.
// Use the default marker. See also: our view annotation or custom marker examples.
func mapView(_ mapView: MGLMapView, viewFor annotation: MGLAnnotation) -> MGLAnnotationView? {
return nil
// Allow callout view to appear when an annotation is tapped.
func mapView(_ mapView: MGLMapView, annotationCanShowCallout annotation: MGLAnnotation) -> Bool {
return true