API notes: MapKit framework


An introduction to PyObjC describes the general method for translating Objective-C calls into Python calls, including the handling of pass-by-reference arguments and buffers.

This document describes where the PyObjC bindings for this framework are different from the general rule, such as mentioning APIs that are not supported or where the interface is different than expected.

The full API is described in Apple’s documentation, both the C and Objective-C APIs are available (but see the API Notes below).

These bindings are accessed through the MapKit package (that is, import MapKit).

API Notes

The entire “MapKit” framework on MacOSX 10.9 (or later) is available from Python.


The MapKit framework is only available in 64-bit applications.


The MapKit framework is only available in applications in the AppStore (or signed by a development key of a developer that could ship to the AppStore)