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Sources

Sources state which data the map should display. Specify the type of source with the type property. Adding a source isn't enough to make data appear on the map because sources don't contain styling details like color or width. Layers refer to a source and give it a visual representation. This makes it possible to style the same source in different ways, like differentiating between types of roads in a highways layer.

Tiled sources (vector and raster) must specify their details according to the TileJSON specification.

sources: {
    "maplibre-demotiles": {
        "type": "vector",
        "url": "https://demotiles.maplibre.org/tiles/tiles.json"
    },
    "maplibre-tilejson": {
        "type": "vector",
        "url": "http://api.example.com/tilejson.json"
    },
    "maplibre-streets": {
        "type": "vector",
        "tiles": [
            "http://a.example.com/tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}.pbf",
            "http://b.example.com/tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}.pbf"
        ],
        "maxzoom": 14
    },
    "wms-imagery": {
        "type": "raster",
        "tiles": [
            "http://a.example.com/wms?bbox={bbox-epsg-3857}&format=image/png&service=WMS&version=1.1.1&request=GetMap&srs=EPSG:3857&width=256&height=256&layers=example"
        ],
        "tileSize": 256
    }
}

vector

A vector tile source. Tiles must be in Mapbox Vector Tile format. All geometric coordinates in vector tiles must be between -1 * extent and (extent * 2) - 1 inclusive. All layers that use a vector source must specify a source-layer value.

sources: {
    "maplibre-streets": {
        "type": "vector",
        "tiles": [
            "http://a.example.com/tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}.pbf"
        ]
    }
}
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type

Required enum. Possible values: vector.

The type of the source.

  • vector: A vector tile source.

url

Optional string.

A URL to a TileJSON resource. Supported protocols are http: and https:.

tiles

Optional array.

An array of one or more tile source URLs, as in the TileJSON spec.

bounds

Optional array. Defaults to -180,-85.051129,180,85.051129.

An array containing the longitude and latitude of the southwest and northeast corners of the source's bounding box in the following order: [sw.lng, sw.lat, ne.lng, ne.lat]. When this property is included in a source, no tiles outside of the given bounds are requested by MapLibre.

scheme

Optional enum. Possible values: xyz, tms. Defaults to xyz.

Influences the y direction of the tile coordinates. The global-mercator (aka Spherical Mercator) profile is assumed.

  • xyz: Slippy map tilenames scheme.
  • tms: OSGeo spec scheme.

minzoom

Optional number. Defaults to 0.

Minimum zoom level for which tiles are available, as in the TileJSON spec.

maxzoom

Optional number. Defaults to 22.

Maximum zoom level for which tiles are available, as in the TileJSON spec. Data from tiles at the maxzoom are used when displaying the map at higher zoom levels.

attribution

Optional string.

Contains an attribution to be displayed when the map is shown to a user.

promoteId

Optional promoteId.

A property to use as a feature id (for feature state). Either a property name, or an object of the form {<sourceLayer>: <propertyName>}. If specified as a string for a vector tile source, the same property is used across all its source layers.

volatile

Optional boolean. Defaults to false.

A setting to determine whether a source's tiles are cached locally.

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raster

A raster tile source.

sources: {
    "maplibre-satellite": {
        "type": "raster",
        "tiles": [
            "http://a.example.com/tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}.png"
        ],
        "tileSize": 256
    }
}
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type

Required enum. Possible values: raster.

The type of the source.

  • raster: A raster tile source.

url

Optional string.

A URL to a TileJSON resource. Supported protocols are http: and https:.

tiles

Optional array.

An array of one or more tile source URLs, as in the TileJSON spec.

bounds

Optional array. Defaults to -180,-85.051129,180,85.051129.

An array containing the longitude and latitude of the southwest and northeast corners of the source's bounding box in the following order: [sw.lng, sw.lat, ne.lng, ne.lat]. When this property is included in a source, no tiles outside of the given bounds are requested by MapLibre.

minzoom

Optional number. Defaults to 0.

Minimum zoom level for which tiles are available, as in the TileJSON spec.

maxzoom

Optional number. Defaults to 22.

Maximum zoom level for which tiles are available, as in the TileJSON spec. Data from tiles at the maxzoom are used when displaying the map at higher zoom levels.

tileSize

Optional number. Units in pixels. Defaults to 512.

The minimum visual size to display tiles for this layer. Only configurable for raster layers.

scheme

Optional enum. Possible values: xyz, tms. Defaults to xyz.

Influences the y direction of the tile coordinates. The global-mercator (aka Spherical Mercator) profile is assumed.

  • xyz: Slippy map tilenames scheme.
  • tms: OSGeo spec scheme.

attribution

Optional string.

Contains an attribution to be displayed when the map is shown to a user.

volatile

Optional boolean. Defaults to false.

A setting to determine whether a source's tiles are cached locally.

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raster-dem

A raster DEM source. Only supports Mapbox Terrain RGB and Mapzen Terrarium tiles.

sources: {
    "maplibre-terrain-rgb": {
        "type": "raster-dem",
        "encoding": "mapbox",
        "tiles": [
            "http://a.example.com/dem-tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}.png"
        ]
    }
}
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type

Required enum. Possible values: raster-dem.

The type of the source.

  • raster-dem: A RGB-encoded raster DEM source

url

Optional string.

A URL to a TileJSON resource. Supported protocols are http: and https:.

tiles

Optional array.

An array of one or more tile source URLs, as in the TileJSON spec.

bounds

Optional array. Defaults to -180,-85.051129,180,85.051129.

An array containing the longitude and latitude of the southwest and northeast corners of the source's bounding box in the following order: [sw.lng, sw.lat, ne.lng, ne.lat]. When this property is included in a source, no tiles outside of the given bounds are requested by MapLibre.

minzoom

Optional number. Defaults to 0.

Minimum zoom level for which tiles are available, as in the TileJSON spec.

maxzoom

Optional number. Defaults to 22.

Maximum zoom level for which tiles are available, as in the TileJSON spec. Data from tiles at the maxzoom are used when displaying the map at higher zoom levels.

tileSize

Optional number. Units in pixels. Defaults to 512.

The minimum visual size to display tiles for this layer. Only configurable for raster layers.

attribution

Optional string.

Contains an attribution to be displayed when the map is shown to a user.

encoding

Optional enum. Possible values: terrarium, mapbox, custom. Defaults to mapbox.

The encoding used by this source. Mapbox Terrain RGB is used by default.

  • terrarium: Terrarium format PNG tiles. See https://aws.amazon.com/es/public-datasets/terrain/ for more info.
  • mapbox: Mapbox Terrain RGB tiles. See https://www.mapbox.com/help/access-elevation-data/#mapbox-terrain-rgb for more info.
  • custom: Decodes tiles using the redFactor, blueFactor, greenFactor, baseShift parameters.

redFactor

Optional number. Defaults to 1.

Value that will be multiplied by the red channel value when decoding. Only used on custom encodings.

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blueFactor

Optional number. Defaults to 1.

Value that will be multiplied by the blue channel value when decoding. Only used on custom encodings.

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greenFactor

Optional number. Defaults to 1.

Value that will be multiplied by the green channel value when decoding. Only used on custom encodings.

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baseShift

Optional number. Defaults to 0.

Value that will be added to the encoding mix when decoding. Only used on custom encodings.

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volatile

Optional boolean. Defaults to false.

A setting to determine whether a source's tiles are cached locally.

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geojson

A GeoJSON source. Data must be provided via a "data" property, whose value can be a URL or inline GeoJSON. When using in a browser, the GeoJSON data must be on the same domain as the map or served with CORS headers.

sources: {
    "geojson-marker": {
        "type": "geojson",
        "data": {
            "type": "Feature",
            "geometry": {
                "type": "Point",
                "coordinates": [12.550343, 55.665957]
            },
            "properties": {
                "title": "Somewhere",
                "marker-symbol": "monument"
            }
        }
    },
    "geojson-lines": {
        "type": "geojson",
        "data": "./lines.geojson"
    }
}
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type

Required enum. Possible values: geojson.

The data type of the GeoJSON source.

  • geojson: A GeoJSON data source.

data

Required.

A URL to a GeoJSON file, or inline GeoJSON.

maxzoom

Optional number. Defaults to 18.

Maximum zoom level at which to create vector tiles (higher means greater detail at high zoom levels).

attribution

Optional string.

Contains an attribution to be displayed when the map is shown to a user.

buffer

Optional number in range [0, 512]. Defaults to 128.

Size of the tile buffer on each side. A value of 0 produces no buffer. A value of 512 produces a buffer as wide as the tile itself. Larger values produce fewer rendering artifacts near tile edges and slower performance.

filter

Optional.

An expression for filtering features prior to processing them for rendering.

tolerance

Optional number. Defaults to 0.375.

Douglas-Peucker simplification tolerance (higher means simpler geometries and faster performance).

cluster

Optional boolean. Defaults to false.

If the data is a collection of point features, setting this to true clusters the points by radius into groups. Cluster groups become new Point features in the source with additional properties: * cluster Is true if the point is a cluster * cluster_id A unqiue id for the cluster to be used in conjunction with the cluster inspection methods * point_count Number of original points grouped into this cluster * point_count_abbreviated An abbreviated point count

clusterRadius

Optional number in range [0, ∞). Defaults to 50.

Radius of each cluster if clustering is enabled. A value of 512 indicates a radius equal to the width of a tile.

clusterMaxZoom

Optional number.

Max zoom on which to cluster points if clustering is enabled. Defaults to one zoom less than maxzoom (so that last zoom features are not clustered). Clusters are re-evaluated at integer zoom levels so setting clusterMaxZoom to 14 means the clusters will be displayed until z15.

clusterMinPoints

Optional number.

Minimum number of points necessary to form a cluster if clustering is enabled. Defaults to 2.

clusterProperties

Optional.

An object defining custom properties on the generated clusters if clustering is enabled, aggregating values from clustered points. Has the form {"property_name": [operator, map_expression]}. operator is any expression function that accepts at least 2 operands (e.g. "+" or "max") — it accumulates the property value from clusters/points the cluster contains; map_expression produces the value of a single point.

Example: {"sum": ["+", ["get", "scalerank"]]}.

For more advanced use cases, in place of operator, you can use a custom reduce expression that references a special ["accumulated"] value, e.g.: {"sum": [["+", ["accumulated"], ["get", "sum"]], ["get", "scalerank"]]}

lineMetrics

Optional boolean. Defaults to false.

Whether to calculate line distance metrics. This is required for line layers that specify line-gradient values.

generateId

Optional boolean. Defaults to false.

Whether to generate ids for the geojson features. When enabled, the feature.id property will be auto assigned based on its index in the features array, over-writing any previous values.

promoteId

Optional promoteId.

A property to use as a feature id (for feature state). Either a property name, or an object of the form {<sourceLayer>: <propertyName>}.

video

A video source. The urls value is an array. For each URL in the array, a video element source will be created. To support the video across browsers, supply URLs in multiple formats.

The coordinates array contains [longitude, latitude] pairs for the video corners listed in clockwise order: top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left.

When rendered as a raster layer, the layer's raster-fade-duration property will cause the video to fade in. This happens when playback is started, paused and resumed, or when the video's coordinates are updated. To avoid this behavior, set the layer's raster-fade-duration property to 0.

sources: {
    "video": {
        "type": "video",
        "urls": [
            "https://static-assets.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/drone.mp4",
            "https://static-assets.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/drone.webm"
        ],
        "coordinates": [
            [-122.51596391201019, 37.56238816766053],
            [-122.51467645168304, 37.56410183312965],
            [-122.51309394836426, 37.563391708549425],
            [-122.51423120498657, 37.56161849366671]
        ]
    }
}
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type

Required enum. Possible values: video.

The data type of the video source.

  • video: A video data source.

urls

Required array.

URLs to video content in order of preferred format.

coordinates

Required array.

Corners of video specified in longitude, latitude pairs.

image

An image source. The url value contains the image location. The coordinates array contains [longitude, latitude] pairs for the image corners listed in clockwise order: top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left.

sources: {
    "image": {
        "type": "image",
        "url": "https://maplibre.org/maplibre-gl-js/docs/assets/radar.gif",
        "coordinates": [
            [-80.425, 46.437],
            [-71.516, 46.437],
            [-71.516, 37.936],
            [-80.425, 37.936]
        ]
    }
}
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type

Required enum. Possible values: image.

The data type of the image source.

  • image: An image data source.

url

Required string.

URL that points to an image.

coordinates

Required array.

Corners of image specified in longitude, latitude pairs.