How to search places by coordinates (reverse geocoding)

This tutorial shows how to search places by coordinates using the MapTiler Geocoding API. The search by coordinates option transforms coordinates into place names, this is known as reverse geocoding.

Click on the map to search for places.

  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. Create the map layer where we will display the search results.

  8. Create the function to perform the reverse geocoding search when the map is clicked. Show the results on the map and adjust the map view to the results.

  9. We already have the results on the map, now we will create a list to show the place names found. By clicking on a name we will zoom to the bbox of the place

  10. Create the html element where to display the list. Add after the element that contains the map

  11. Create the style of the list. Add the list style to your stylesheet.

Learn more

Check out the tutorials How to search places (geocoding) and How to search places using the geocoder component.

Visit the MapTiler Geocoding API reference for all search options. Like for example specifying the language of the results, etc.

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