How to search places by coordinates (reverse geocoding)

This tutorial shows how to search places by coordinates using the MapTiler Geocoding API. The search by coordinates option transforms coordinates into place names, this is known as reverse geocoding.

Click on the map to search for places.

  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. Create a function that allows you to search for places by coordinates. This function transforms coordinates into place names. We will use the MapTiler Geocoding API to do the search.

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

  6. Create the function to perform the search when the map is clicked. Show the results on the map and adjust the map view to the results.

  7. We already have the results on the map, now we will create a list to show the place names found. By clicking on a name we will zoom to the bbox of the place

  8. Create the html element where to display the list

  9. Create the style of the list

Learn more

Check out the tutorials How to search places (geocoding) and How to search places using the geocoder component.

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