Geocoding control how to search places

This tutorial shows how to search for places using the Geocoding control. The geocoder component facilitate the use of the MapTiler Geocoding API.

  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 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. See what’s available here.

  7. Include the geocoder component JavaScript and CSS files in the <head> of your HTML file.

  8. Add the geocoder control to the map.

Learn more

Check out the tutorials How to search places (geocoding) 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.

Do you want to see how the geocoder component is made and what options it has? Check the MapTiler Geocoding control repository. You can also use it as inspiration to create your own component.

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