Locate the user

This example adds a button that a user can press to share their current device location and see that location marked on the map with a blue dot.

It uses GeolocateControl to add the button which enables access to the browser's Geolocation API to provide the user's current location. When the control receives the location, it changes the map view to zoom to that location.

If you have disabled geolocation in your browser's settings or are using a browser that does not have Geolocation API support, the GeolocateControl button will appear disabled, and the map will not show the user's location.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Locate the user</title>
<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no">
<link href="https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v2.5.1/mapbox-gl.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v2.5.1/mapbox-gl.js"></script>
<style>
body { margin: 0; padding: 0; }
#map { position: absolute; top: 0; bottom: 0; width: 100%; }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="map"></div>
<script>
// TO MAKE THE MAP APPEAR YOU MUST
// ADD YOUR ACCESS TOKEN FROM
// https://account.mapbox.com
mapboxgl.accessToken = '<your access token here>';
const map = new mapboxgl.Map({
container: 'map', // container ID
style: 'mapbox://styles/mapbox/streets-v11', // style URL
center: [-96, 37.8], // starting position
zoom: 3 // starting zoom
});
// Add geolocate control to the map.
map.addControl(
new mapboxgl.GeolocateControl({
positionOptions: {
enableHighAccuracy: true
},
// When active the map will receive updates to the device's location as it changes.
trackUserLocation: true,
// Draw an arrow next to the location dot to indicate which direction the device is heading.
showUserHeading: true
})
);
</script>
</body>
</html>