Introduction To MapBox With React

Mapbox is an American provider of custom online maps based on open-source maps and libraries like OpenStreetMap(default map solution), the MBTiles specification, Leaflet JavaScript library, and the CartoCSS map styling language and parser etc. MapBox provides maps, navigation solutions, data visualization etc. It is an all-in-one solution for map-based problems.

Mapbox is a  location data platform that powers the maps and location services used in many popular apps like Snapchat, Facebook, four square, Mongo DB etc.

Mapbox React Integration

Mapbox gives official documentation to get started with Mapbox in react (#3).

There are also many wrappers packages of Mapbox for react for some advance usages some of them are as follows:

  1. React Mapbox GL (react-mapbox-gl).
  2. React Map GL (react-map-gl).

In this blog, we will use React Map GL. This library is developed by Uber and probably has more functionality than most projects would ever require. 

*Installation

Using react-map-gl requires react >= 16.3.

npm install react-map-gl  or yarn add react-map-gl

Styling:

The current Mapbox-gl release requires its stylesheet to be included at all times. The marker, popup and navigation components in react-map-gl also need the stylesheet to work properly.

You may add the stylesheet to the head of your page:

<link href='https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v<YOUR_MAPBOX_VERSION>/mapbox-gl.css' rel='stylesheet' />

Find out your Mapbox version by running yarn list Mapbox-gl or npm ls Mapbox-gl.

Or embed it in your app by using – browserify-css with Browserify or – css-loader with Webpack:

// app.js
import 'mapbox-gl/dist/mapbox-gl.css';

Or refer here

Example

import { useState } from "react";
import ReactMapGL from "react-map-gl";

//MapBox Default Styles
const MapboxStreets = "mapbox://styles/mapbox/streets-v11";
const MapboxOutDoor = "mapbox://styles/mapbox/outdoors-v11";
const MapboxLight = "mapbox://styles/mapbox/light-v10";
const MapboxDark = "mapbox://styles/mapbox/dark-v10";
const MapboxSatellite = "mapbox://styles/mapbox/satellite-v9";
const MapboxSatelliteStreet = "mapbox://styles/mapbox/satellite-streets-v11";
const MapboxNavigationDay = "mapbox://styles/mapbox/navigation-day-v1";
const MapboxNavigationNight = "mapbox://styles/mapbox/navigation-night-v1";

//MapBox Custom styles
const Custom1 = "mapbox://styles/examples/cke97f49z5rlg19l310b7uu7j";
const Custom2 = "mapbox://styles/surajfc/ckq0jexlc0h4418k00g3y1ora/draft";

const StarterMap = ({ token }) => {
  const [viewport, setViewport] = useState({
 width: "100vw",
 height: "100vh",
 latitude: 18.5204,
 longitude: 73.8567,
 zoom: 8,
  });

  return (
 <ReactMapGL
   {...viewport}
   mapboxApiAccessToken={token}
   onViewportChange={nextViewport => setViewport(nextViewport)}
   mapStyle={Custom1}
 />
  );
};

export default StarterMap;

For more mapStyle pls refer here 

we can also create custom map styles using Mapbox studio

*Adding a Navigation Control

import * as React from 'react';
import ReactMapGL, { NavigationControl } from "react-map-gl";
const MAPBOX_TOKEN = ''; // Set your mapbox token here

const Map = () => {
  const [viewport, setViewport] = React.useState({
    latitude: 37.7577,
    longitude: -122.4376,
    zoom: 8
  });
 const navControlStyle = {
   right: 10,
   bottom: 10,
 };
  return (
    <ReactMapGL
     {...viewport}
     width="100vw"
     height="100vh"
     onViewportChange={setViewport}
     mapboxApiAccessToken={MAPBOX_TOKEN}
     mapStyle="mapbox://styles/mapbox/dark-v9"
   >
     <NavigationControl
       style={navControlStyle}
       showCompass={true}
       showZoom={true}
     />
   </ReactMapGL>
  );
}

Navigation Control | Mindbowser

We can see a navigation control with a zoom option at the bottom right.

*Get user Geolocation with FullScreen

import React, { useState } from "react";
import ReactMapGL, {
 FullscreenControl,
 GeolocateControl,
 FlyToInterpolator,
} from "react-map-gl";

//button position for going to user current location
const geolocateControlStyle = {
 left: 10,
 top: 10,
};

//btn Posiiton of full screen toggle
const fullscreenControlStyle = {
 right: 10,
 top: 10,
};

const GeoLocateMap = ({ token }) => {
 const [viewport, setViewport] = useState({
   width: "100vw",
   height: "100vh",
   latitude: 18.5204,
   longitude: 73.8567,
   zoom: 8,
 });

 return (
   <div>
     <ReactMapGL
       {...viewport}
       mapboxApiAccessToken={token}
       onViewportChange={nextViewport => setViewport(nextViewport)}
       transitionDuration={2000}
       transitionInterpolator={new FlyToInterpolator()}
     >
       <FullscreenControl style={fullscreenControlStyle} />
       <GeolocateControl
         style={geolocateControlStyle}
         positionOptions={{ enableHighAccuracy: true }}
         trackUserLocation={true}
         auto={false}
       />
     </ReactMapGL>
   </div>
 );
};

export default GeoLocateMap;


*Map with Custom Marker

import React, { useState } from "react";
import ReactMapGL, { Marker } from "react-map-gl";
import Location from "../location.png";

const MarkerMap = ({ token }) => {
 const [viewport, setViewport] = useState({
   width: "100vw",
   height: "100vh",
   latitude: 18.5204,
   longitude: 73.8567,
   zoom: 8,
 });

 return (
   <div>
     <ReactMapGL
       {...viewport}
       mapboxApiAccessToken={token}
       onViewportChange={nextViewport => setViewport(nextViewport)}
     >
       <Marker
         latitude={18.5081359}
         longitude={73.79993}
         offsetLeft={-20}
         offsetTop={-10}
       >
         <img src={Location} alt="pin" height="40px" width="30px" />
         <p>MindBowser</p>
       </Marker>
     </ReactMapGL>
   </div>
 );
};

export default MarkerMap;


Find the code here

These are some examples of Mapbox with react.

REFERENCE:

  1. https://uptech.team/blog/mapbox-vs-google-maps-vs-openstreetmap
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapbox
  3. https://docs.mapbox.com/help/tutorials/use-mapbox-gl-js-with-react/
  4. https://blog.logrocket.com/react-map-library-comparison/
  5. https://visgl.github.io/react-map-gl/

Suraj

Full Stack Software Developer

Suraj is a full-stack developer with around 1 year of experience in developing web applications. He has knowledge of ReactJs, Javascript, and Python Django framework. Also, has experience in creating REST APIs, developing web applications using python, and react.

Get in touch for a detailed discussion.

Hear From Our 100+ Customers
coma

Mindbowser helped us build an awesome iOS app to bring balance to people’s lives.

author
ADDIE WOOTTEN
CEO, SMILINGMIND
coma

We had very close go live timeline and MindBowser team got us live a month before.

author
Shaz Khan
CEO, BuyNow WorldWide
coma

They were a very responsive team! Extremely easy to communicate and work with!

author
Kristen M.
Founder & CEO, TotTech
coma

We’ve had very little-to-no hiccups at all—it’s been a really pleasurable experience.

author
Chacko Thomas
Co-Founder, TEAM8s
coma

Mindbowser is one of the reasons that our app is successful. These guys have been a great team.

author
Dave Dubier
Founder & CEO, MangoMirror
coma

Mindbowser was very helpful with explaining the development process and started quickly on the project.

author
Hieu Le
Executive Director of Product Development, Innovation Lab
coma

The greatest benefit we got from Mindbowser is the expertise. Their team has developed apps in all different industries with all types of social proofs.

author
Alex Gobel
Co-Founder, Vesica
coma

Mindbowser is professional, efficient and thorough. 

author
MacKenzie R
Consultant at XPRIZE
coma

Very committed, they create beautiful apps and are very benevolent. They have brilliant Ideas.

author
Laurie Mastrogiani
Founder, S.T.A.R.S of Wellness
coma

MindBowser was great; they listened to us a lot and helped us hone in on the actual idea of the app.” “They had put together fantastic wireframes for us.

author
Bennet Gillogly
Co-Founder, Flat Earth
coma

They're very tech-savvy, yet humble.

author
Uma Nidmarty
CEO, GS Advisorate, Inc.
coma

Ayush was responsive and paired me with the best team member possible, to complete my complex vision and project. Could not be happier.

author
Katie Taylor
Founder, Child Life On Call
coma

As a founder of a budding start-up, it has been a great experience working with Mindbower Inc under Ayush's leadership for our online digital platform design and development activity.

author
Radhika Kotwal
Founder of Courtyardly
coma

The team from Mindbowser stayed on task, asked the right questions, and completed the required tasks in a timely fashion! Strong work team!

author
Michael Wright
Chief Executive Officer, SDOH2Health LLC
coma

They are focused, patient and; they are innovative. Please give them a shot if you are looking for someone to partner with, you can go along with Mindbowser.

author
David Cain
CEO, thirty2give
coma

We are a small non-profit on a budget and they were able to deliver their work at our prescribed budgets. Their team always met their objectives and I'm very happy with the end result. Thank you, Mindbowser team!!

author
Bart Mendel
Founder, Mindworks
coma

Mindbowser was easy to work with and hit the ground running, immediately feeling like part of our team.

author
George Hodulik
CEO, Stealth Startup, Ex-Google