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COALA - map plugin with real world integration

Thoughtfish GmbH - Code Plugins - Nov 19, 2019

Plugin to create maps with real world data point integration. Build your own real world product now!

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.23 - 4.27, 5.0 - 5.3
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

COALA (Context Aware Location Assessment) is a one-stop-shop for any kind of real-world-data (geolocation, time, weather, moon phases, etc. up to specialized crime data).

Showcase - Tutorial

Use the COALA plugin to create in-app maps with streets, buildings, rivers, etc. Get information about buildings, restaurants & supermarkets. Create your own static or dynamic POIs, pick and match location, weather, moon phases, and more. Define terrains on a grid basis. Access a skybox with real world weather conditions and moon phases. This plugin also provides for GPS mapping and other tools. Create a real world product with all the tech in place and responsible use of data rates.

Please note:

  • This plugin requires a COALA account, which is a subscription based service. You can find the COALA pricing on our webpage. Each new project starts on the Free plan and can be upgraded at any time from its Configuration page.
  • This plugin includes an already functioning premade COALA project named "Paper Map". This example project is restricted in how many requests are handled from the server though. For unrestricted access to all server functions, you will need to create your own COALA project in the backend.
  • COALA services are currently not available for Russia.

Technical Details


  • Pick data points to create your map
  • Render the map in your game style with full customization options
  • Add streets or buildings and use their real world heights
  • Add data layers like weather and moon phases
  • Create your own static and dynamic POIs
  • Fill the world with interesting information on a grid layer
  • Use the skybox to show sun, clouds and moon, rain, mist, or snow
  • Includes GPS mapping of player
  • Loading/Unloading of areas in relation to GPS position
  • Create responsive maps where players can see the movement of others
  • Define specific places on the map to create different zones
  • Additional data points e.g. crime or transportation data for specific areas are available upon request
  • This SDK also includes a project with full visualization and free customization options
  • One free example map. Three more map styles (Sci-fi / Low-Poly / Fantasy) available(separate downloads)

Number of Blueprints: 23

Number of C++ Classes: 49

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: PC

Supported Target Build Platforms: Android, iOS, PC, Mac

Documentation - Patch Notes