How to display a style switcher control

This tutorial shows how to display a style switcher control.

  1. Copy the following code, paste it into your favorite text editor, and save it as a .html file.

  2. Replace YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HERE with your actual MapTiler API key.

  3. The next it’s up to you. You can start the map in a different place by modifying the starting position and starting zoom, and you can change the look of the map to any of our styles, or yours, by updating the style URL. See what’s available here.</li>

  4. Install the npm package.

  5. Include the CSS file in the <head> of your HTML file.

    Including it with a <link> in the head of the document via the CDN is the simplest and easiest way to provide the CSS, but it is also bundled in the MapLibre module, meaning that if you have a bundler that can handle CSS, you can import the CSS from maplibre-gl/dist/maplibre-gl.css.
  6. Include the following code in your JavaScript file (Example: app.js).

  7. Create the list of styles. In the list of styles use as key the ID of the map in MapTiler Cloud.

  8. Select the initial style from the list and update the map style URL.

  9. Create the styleSwitcherControl and add it to the map. This code is an adaptation of the maplibre-gl-basemaps plugins.

  10. Create the styleSwitcherControl css style. Add the SwitcherControl style to you stylesheet.

Learn more

You can also use your custom maps in the styleSwitcherControl. Check out the How to display your custom map on the web page tutorial to learn how to get your map ID.

JavaScript Maps API