MBMapSnapshotter 1.0

MBMapSnapshotter 1.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Unclaimed.

  • By
  • Philip Brechler

Use MBMapSnapshotter to retrieve an image from the MapBox.com static image service with your custom style. After downloading the image the class will call a block with a MBSnapshot Object from witch you can retrieve the UIImage itself and also get the CGPoint in the image for a give CLLocationCoordinate2d (useful to draw custom markers or routes on it)


Make this repo a submodule of your git repository or just fork it. You'll also need AFNetworking. I'm currently working on a CocoaPods Podspec


#import <CLLocation/CLLocation.h>
#import "AFNetworking.h"
#import "MBMapSnapshotter.h"

- (void)takeSnapshot {
  CLLocationCoordinate2D coordnate = CLLocationCoordnate2DMake(52.516667, 13.383333); //Berlin
  MBMapSnapshotter *mapSnapShotter = [[MBMapSnapshotter alloc]init];
  [mapSnapShotter setMapName:@"examples.map-9ijuk24y"];
  [mapSnapShotter getSnapshotWithCenter:coordinate size:CGSizeMake(480, 320) zoomLevel:14 finishingBlock:^(MBSnapshot *snapshot, NSError *error) {
    if (error){
      NSLog(@"Error %@", error);
    } else {
      [_imageView setImage snapshot.image];

You can also use

- (CGPoint)pointForCoordinate:(CLLocationCoordinate2D)coordinate
to get a point in the image for a give coordinate.


  • The images are 1x only, if you need Retina images you will need to request the 2x size
  • The minimum size is 4x4 pixels, the maximum size is 640x640 (restriction by MapBox.com)
  • The image property of MBSnapshot is not read-only right now so you should be aware that the coordinates will only be true for the initial map image