Setting the zoom level for a MKMapView

I found myself a solution, which is very simple and does the trick. Use MKCoordinateRegionMakeWithDistance in order to set the distance in meters vertically and horizontally to get the desired zoom. And then of course when you update your location you’ll get the right coordinates, or you can specify it directly in the CLLocationCoordinate2D at startup, if that’s what you need to do:

CLLocationCoordinate2D noLocation;
MKCoordinateRegion viewRegion = MKCoordinateRegionMakeWithDistance(noLocation, 500, 500);
MKCoordinateRegion adjustedRegion = [self.mapView regionThatFits:viewRegion];          
[self.mapView setRegion:adjustedRegion animated:YES];
self.mapView.showsUserLocation = YES;


let location = ...
let region = MKCoordinateRegion( center: location.coordinate, latitudinalMeters: CLLocationDistance(exactly: 5000)!, longitudinalMeters: CLLocationDistance(exactly: 5000)!)
mapView.setRegion(mapView.regionThatFits(region), animated: true)

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