How to center map based on visitor’s location

This tutorial shows how to use the option geolocate: maptilersdk.GeolocationType.POINT to center the map based on the visitor’s location using the MapTiler Geolocation API.

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

  2. Replace YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HERE with your actual MapTiler API key.

  3. The next it’s 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.

  4. Install the npm package.

  5. 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

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

  7. Modify the map options. Remove the center and zoom options and add the geolocate option.

  8. Now the map options should look like this.

Learn more

The map view can also be adjusted to the visitor’s country bounds. To do this, follow the How to center map based on visitor’s country bounds tutorial.

Check out the tutorials How to display disputed borders based on visitor’s location, How to change the map labels language based on visitor’s location and How to display the cookies consent bar according to the visitor’s location.

Visit the MapTiler Geolocation API reference for Geolocation response object properties. Like for example, the name of the country, the city, etc.

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