How to display a minimap or overview map control to aid the map navigation
This tutorial shows how to display a minimap or overview map control in MapTiler SDK JS to aid the map navigation.
Copy the following code, paste it into your favorite text editor, and save it as a
YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HEREwith your actual MapTiler API key.
The next it’s up to you. You can start the map in a different place by modifying the
starting zoom, and you can change the look of the map to any of our styles, or yours, by updating the
style. See what’s available here.
Install the npm package.
Include the CSS file.
If you have a bundler that can handle CSS, you can
importthe CSS or include it with a
<link>in the head of the document via the CDN
minimapControl. Create a file called
minimap-control.jsnext to your
.htmlfile. Copy the following code, paste it into the
minimap-control.jsfile. This code is an adaptation of the mapboxgl-minimap to work with MapTiler SDK JS.
<head>of your HTML file.
Add event handler for map
loadevent. You will add code to create a vector source and a vector layer in this handler.
minimapControlto the map.
Change the minimapcontrol’s css style. Add the minimapcontrol style to your stylesheet.
View complete source code on GitHub
By default the control uses the same style as the map but we can use a different style on the
minimapControl. Example of the control using the Satellite Hybrid Map and changing the size of the map.