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Page updated Apr 29, 2024

Use Amazon Location Service SDK

If you need functionality in the AWSLocation framework used by the Amplify Geo category that isn't available, we provide an escape hatch so you can reference it directly.

Note: While the Amplify Library for Swift is production ready, please note that the underlying AWS SDK for Swift is currently in Developer Preview, and is not yet intended for production workloads. Here is additional reading material on the stability of the SDK

Note: If you provisioned your Geo resources via Amplify CLI, then the IAM policy will be specifically scoped to only allow actions required by the library. Please adjust your authorization permissions accordingly for your escape hatch use-cases.

import AWSLocation

Then retrieve the escape hatch and call methods on AWSLocation directly:

do {
// Retrieve AWSLocationGeoPlugin
let plugin = try Amplify.Geo.getPlugin(for: "awsLocationGeoPlugin")
guard let locationPlugin = plugin as? AWSLocationGeoPlugin else {
// Retrieve reference to AWSLocation
let awsLocation = locationPlugin.getEscapeHatch()
// Make Request
var request = ListMapsInput()
request.maxResults = 5
let response = try await awsLocation.listMaps(input: request)
// handle response ...
} catch {
print("Error occurred while fetching the escape hatch \(error)")

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