How to change the map labels language based on visitor’s location
This tutorial shows how to automatically change the map labels language based on visitor’s location usign the MapTiler Geolocation API.
Copy the following code, paste it into your favorite text editor, and save it as a
Install the npm package.
Include the CSS file.
YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HEREwith your actual MapTiler API key.
The next is 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.
Add event handler for map
loadevent. You will add code to change disputed borders according to your map visitor’s location in this handler.
Get the user’s IP country languages codes.
Change the language of the map. In this example we will use the first language of the language array of the visitor’s country.
Check out the tutorials How to center map based on visitor’s location, How to display disputed borders 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.
Visit the MapTiler Planet schema to know how it is organized into different thematic layers and which attribute and values each layer contains.
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