How to search places (geocoding)

This tutorial shows how to search places using the MapTiler Geocoding API.

The map shows as a red dot the first search result for “Brno”.

  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. Get the query string of the map URL.

  5. Create a function to search places using the MapTiler Geocoding API

  6. Create the map layer where we will display the search results.

  7. Check if the search parameter called q exists. If it exists, call the function searchPlace with the value of the parameter q.

  8. Show the results on the map and zoom in on the first result.

Learn more

Check out the tutorials How to search places using the geocoder component 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.

If you want to learn how to display the search results in a list, check out the Reverse Geocoding tutorial (point 6 onwards).