Show Polygon Data from GeoJSON on the Map

This tutorial shows how to add a GeoJSON polygon overlay to 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 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. Add event handler for map load event. You will add code to create a GeoJSON source and a vector layer in this handler.

     map.on('load', async function() {
  8. Create GeoJSON source. The following snippet creates GeoJSON source hosted on MapTiler Cloud (check out the How to Upload GeoJSON to MapTiler Cloud tutorial). Publish the dataset and copy link to the geojson. Download the sample data here.

         map.on('load', async function() {
             const geojson = await'YOUR_MAPTILER_DATASET_ID_HERE');
             map.addSource('rio_cats', {
                 type: 'geojson',
                 data: geojson
  9. Add the vector layer

             'id': 'rio_cats',
             'type': 'fill',
             'source': 'rio_cats',
             'layout': {},
             'paint': {
                 'fill-color': '#98b',
                 'fill-opacity': 0.8

Learn more

Check out the tutorials How to add a GeoJSON in MapLibre (video & code) to learn how to load a point GeoJSON and change the point icon.

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