How to display a style switcher control

This tutorial demonstrates the process of showcasing a control for switching styles on the map.

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

  2. Install the npm package.

  3. Include the CSS file.

    If you have a bundler that can handle CSS, you can import the CSS or include it with a <link> in the head of the document via the CDN

  4. Include the following code in your JavaScript file (Example: app.js).

  5. Replace YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HERE with your actual MapTiler API key.

  6. The next is up to you. You can center your map wherever you desire (modifying the starting position) and set an appropriate zoom level (modifying the starting zoom) to match your users’ needs. Additionally, you can change the map’s look (by updating the source URL); choose from a range of visually appealing map styles from our extensive MapTiler standard maps, or create your own to truly differentiate your application.

  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 your 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.

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