Customize Elevation profile control

The elevation profile control for MapTiler SDK provides various options for customization, allowing users to choose between metric and imperial units. With built-in defaults, the control effortlessly achieves a visually appealing appearance. Furthermore, it offers a wide range of customization features, including styling options, the ability to define a class for the container, and even the option to display the control in a separate container outside the map.

To demonstrate this, we will utilize specific styling options to personalize the control and create it within its dedicated container located outside the map.

  1. Install the npm package.

  2. Create the map style. Add the map style to your stylesheet. The div must have non-zero height.

    
     body { 
       margin: 0;
       padding: 0;
     }
        
     #map {
         position: absolute;
         top: 0;
         bottom: 0;
         width: 100%;
     }
    
     #profileContainer {
       background: #252525;
       width: 50vw;
       height: 200px;
       margin-top: 20px;
       position: absolute;
       bottom: 10px;
     }
     
  3. Create a <div> element with a certain id where you want your map to be.

    Add <div> tag into your page. This div will be the container where the map will be loaded.

  4. Create a <div> element with a certain id where you want your control to be.

    Add <div> tag into your page. This div will be the container where the control will be loaded.

  5. Include the CSS file.

    If you have a bundler that can handle CSS, you can import the CSS from @maptiler/sdk/dist/maptiler-sdk.css.

    Including it with a <link> in the head of the document via the CDN is the simplest and easiest way to provide the CSS.
  6. Load the map with the style. Include the following code in your JavaScript.

    
     import { config, Map, helpers, Marker, MapStyle } from '@maptiler/sdk';
        
     config.apiKey = 'YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HERE';
     const map = new Map({
         container: 'map', // container's id or the HTML element in which SDK will render the map
         style: MapStyle.BACKDROP.DARK,
         center: [0.57705, 42.68311], // starting position [lng, lat]
         zoom: 12.22 // starting zoom
     });
     
  7. Replace YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HERE with your actual MapTiler API key.

  8. Add a GeoJSON trace to the map. Check out the How to Upload GeoJSON to MapTiler Cloud tutorial. Download the Maupas Peak hiking sample data

  9. Create a marker and add it to the map.

  10. Import the MapTiler elevation profile control

  11. Instantiate the control and add it to a Map instance, most likely inside a map "load" event callback

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