iOS Core Location Add own custom location using GPX file


To check for location services we need real device but for testing purpose we can also use simulator and add our own location by following below steps:

  • add new GPX file into your project.
  • in GPX file add waypoints like
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<gpx version="1.1" creator="Xcode"> 
        Provide one or more waypoints containing a latitude/longitude pair. If you provide one
        waypoint, Xcode will simulate that specific location. If you provide multiple waypoints,
        Xcode will simulate a route visitng each waypoint.
<wpt lat="52.599878" lon="4.702029">
     <name>location name (eg. Florida)</name>
  • then go to product-->Scheme-->Edit Scheme and into RUN set default location as your GPX file name.