How to search places using the geocoder component

This tutorial shows how to search for places using the geocoder component. The geocoder component facilitate the use of the MapTiler Geocoding API.

  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.

  4. Include the geocoder component JavaScript and CSS files in the <head> of your HTML file.

  5. Create a custom control. We will create a custom MapLibre control where we load the geocoder component

Learn more

Check out the tutorials How to search places (geocoding) and How to search places by coordinates (reverse geocoding).

Visit the MapTiler Geocoding API reference for all search options. Like for example specifying the language of the results, etc.

Do you want to see how the geocoder component is made and what options it has? Check the MapTiler Geocoder repository. You can also use it as inspiration to create your own component.