Examples

Add a new layer below labels

Using the second argument of addLayer, you can be more precise.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset='utf-8' />
<title>Add a new layer below labels</title>
<meta name='viewport' content='initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no' />
<script src='https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v0.53.0/mapbox-gl.js'></script>
<link href='https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v0.53.0/mapbox-gl.css' rel='stylesheet' />
<style>
body { margin:0; padding:0; }
#map { position:absolute; top:0; bottom:0; width:100%; }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id='map'></div>
<script>
mapboxgl.accessToken = '<your access token here>';
var map = new mapboxgl.Map({
container: 'map',
style: 'mapbox://styles/mapbox/streets-v9',
center: [-88.13734351262877, 35.137451890638886],
zoom: 4
});
map.on('load', function () {
var layers = map.getStyle().layers;
// Find the index of the first symbol layer in the map style
var firstSymbolId;
for (var i = 0; i < layers.length; i++) {
if (layers[i].type === 'symbol') {
firstSymbolId = layers[i].id;
break;
}
}
map.addLayer({
'id': 'urban-areas-fill',
'type': 'fill',
'source': {
'type': 'geojson',
'data': 'https://d2ad6b4ur7yvpq.cloudfront.net/naturalearth-3.3.0/ne_50m_urban_areas.geojson'
},
'layout': {},
'paint': {
'fill-color': '#f08',
'fill-opacity': 0.4
}
// This is the important part of this example: the addLayer
// method takes 2 arguments: the layer as an object, and a string
// representing another layer's name. if the other layer
// exists in the stylesheet already, the new layer will be positioned
// right before that layer in the stack, making it possible to put
// 'overlays' anywhere in the layer stack.
// Insert the layer beneath the first symbol layer.
}, firstSymbolId);
});
</script>
</body>
</html>