Geolocate control how to get the user’s location using the GPS

This tutorial shows how to disable the geolocate control to show the user’s location using the GPS or the browser location.

By default the geolocation control is activated and added to the map with these parameters:

  • enableHighAccuracy: true (uses browser location, probably GPS)
  • maximumAge: 0 (not using any cached location)
  • timeout: 6000 (6 seconds)
  • trackUserLocation: true
  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. To disable the control and remove it from the map, all you have to do is indicate it in the map builder options.

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