Add a geocoder

This example adds a geocoding control to a web map, enabling users to search the map for a place.

It adds the control by loading the mapbox-gl-geocoder plugin inside a <script> tag, then using map.addControl to add the control with MapboxGeocoder defined in the options. The MapboxGeocoder object uses the Mapbox Geocoding API to enable places search.

Search for a place like Moulin Rouge to test the geocoder control.

To explore how geocoding query parameters affect places search results, use the Search playground.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Add a geocoder</title>
<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no">
<link href="https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v2.2.0/mapbox-gl.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v2.2.0/mapbox-gl.js"></script>
<style>
body { margin: 0; padding: 0; }
#map { position: absolute; top: 0; bottom: 0; width: 100%; }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<!-- Load the `mapbox-gl-geocoder` plugin. -->
<script src="https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/plugins/mapbox-gl-geocoder/v4.7.0/mapbox-gl-geocoder.min.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/plugins/mapbox-gl-geocoder/v4.7.0/mapbox-gl-geocoder.css" type="text/css">
<!-- Promise polyfill script is required -->
<!-- to use Mapbox GL Geocoder in IE 11. -->
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/es6-promise@4/dist/es6-promise.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/es6-promise@4/dist/es6-promise.auto.min.js"></script>
<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>';
var map = new mapboxgl.Map({
container: 'map',
style: 'mapbox://styles/mapbox/streets-v11',
center: [-79.4512, 43.6568],
zoom: 13
});
// Add the control to the map.
map.addControl(
new MapboxGeocoder({
accessToken: mapboxgl.accessToken,
mapboxgl: mapboxgl
})
);
</script>
</body>
</html>