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.
Copy the following code, paste it into your favorite text editor, and save it as a
YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HEREwith your actual MapTiler API key.
The next it’s up to you. You can start the map in a different place by modifying the
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.
Install the npm package.
Include the CSS file.
If you have a bundler that can handle CSS, you can
importthe CSS or include it with a
<link>in the head of the document via the CDN
Modify the map options. Remove the center and zoom options and add the geolocate option.
Now the map options should look like this.
View complete source code on GitHub
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.