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Turf for Swift

📱iOS     🖥💻macOS     📺tvOS     ⌚️watchOS     Linux
Carthage compatible     CocoaPods     SPM compatible    

A spatial analysis library written in Swift for native iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and Linux applications, ported from Turf.js.

Turf for Swift is experimental and its public API is subject to change. Please use with care and open issues for any problems you see or missing features that should be added.


Turf is written in Swift 4. It requires Xcode 9.x and supports the following minimum deployment targets:

  • iOS 8.0 and above
  • macOS 10.10.0 (Yosemite) and above
  • tvOS 9.0 and above
  • watchOS 2.0 and above

Alternatively, you can incorporate Turf into a command line tool without Xcode on any platform that Swift supports, including Linux.

If your project is written in Objective-C, you’ll need to write a compatibility layer between turf-swift and your Objective-C code. If your project is written in Objective-C++, you may be able to use spatial-algorithms as an alternative to Turf.


Although a stable release of this library is not yet available, prereleases are available for installation using any of the popular Swift dependency managers.


To install Turf using CocoaPods:

  1. Specify the following dependency in your Podfile:
    pod 'Turf', '~> 0.3'
  2. Run pod repo update if you haven’t lately.
  3. Run pod install and open the resulting Xcode workspace.
  4. Add import Turf to any Swift file in your application target.


To install Turf using Carthage:

  1. Add the following dependency to your Cartfile:
    github "mapbox/turf-swift" ~> 0.3
  2. Run carthage bootstrap.
  3. Follow the rest of Carthage’s integration instructions. Your application target’s Embedded Frameworks should include Turf.framework.
  4. Add import Turf to any Swift file in your application target.

Swift Package Manager

To install Turf using the Swift Package Manager, add the following package to the dependencies in your Package.swift file:

.Package(url: "https://github.com/mapbox/turf-swift.git", .upToNextMinor(from: "0.2"))

Then import Turf in any Swift file in your module.

Available functionality

This work-in-progress port of Turf.js contains the following functionality:

Turf.js | Turf-swift ----|---- turf-along | LineString.coordinateFromStart(distance:) turf-area | Polygon.area turf-bezier-spline | LineString.bezier(resolution:sharpness:) turf-boolean-point-in-polygon | Polygon.contains(point:ignoreBoundary:) turf-destination | CLLocationCoordinate2D.coordinate(at:facing:)
RadianCoordinate2D.coordinate(at:facing:) turf-distance | CLLocationCoordinate2D.distance(to:)
RadianCoordinate2D.distance(to:) turf-helpers#polygon | Polygon(outerRing:innerRings:) turf-helpers#lineString | LineString(_:) turf-helpers#degreesToRadians | CLLocationDegrees.toRadians() turf-helpers#radiansToDegrees | CLLocationDegrees.toDegrees() turf-helpers#convertLength
turf-helpers#convertArea | Measurement.converted(to:) turf-length | LineString.distance(from:to:) turf-line-intersect | Turf.intersection(_:_:) turf-line-slice | LineString.sliced(from:to:) turf-line-slice-along | LineString.trimmed(from:distance:) turf-midpoint | mid(_:_:) turf-nearest-point-on-line | LineString.closestCoordinate(to:) — | CLLocationCoordinate2D.direction(to:)
RadianCoordinate2D.direction(to:) — | CLLocationDirection.difference(from:) — | CLLocationDirection.wrap(min:max:)


turf-swift also contains an experimental GeoJSON encoder/decoder with support for Codable.

// Decode unknown GeoJSON type
let geojson = try! GeoJSON.parse(data: data)

// Decode known GeoJSON type
let geojson = try! GeoJSON.parse(data: data, as: FeatureCollection.self)

// Initialize a PointFeature and encode as GeoJSON
let coordinate = CLLocationCoordinate2D(latitude: 0, longitude: 1)
let point = Point(coordinate)
let pointFeature = PointFeature(point)
let data = try! JSONEncoder().encode(pointFeature)
let json = String(data: data, encoding: .utf8)

  "type": "Feature",
  "geometry": {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [


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v0.3.0 - Dec 20, 2018

Changes since v0.2.1:

  • Fixed an issue where the index returned by LineString.closestCoordinate(to:) was rounded up instead of down. This in turn fixes unstable return values of LineString.sliced(from:to:) and LineString.distance(from:to:). (#74)

v0.2.1 - Sep 26, 2018

  • Exposed GeoJSON geometries and feature initializers. #57 #69
  • Ported the turf-boolean-point-in-polygon function and added a BoundingBox. #64 #66
  • Added support for codable null values #63
  • GeoJSONObject.properties is now optionally coded #63

v0.2.0 - Jun 21, 2018

  • Adds support for decoding GeoJSON. #45
  • Adds support for Xcode 10. #53

v0.1.1 - Apr 5, 2018

  • Removed Swift 4.1 warning. #48

v0.1.0 - Jan 23, 2018


  • Added support for installing this library using Swift Package Manager. (#30)
  • Added support for deploying on iOS 8.x after installing the library using Carthage. (#32)
  • Added support for deploying on macOS 10.10.x after installing the library using CocoaPods. (#32)
  • Added support for watchOS and tvOS. (#32)
  • Added support for Linux. (#30)

Other changes

  • Renamed CLLocationDirection.differenceBetween(_:) to CLLocationDirection.difference(from:). (#39)
  • Added a Polygon struct that can calculate its own area. (#21)