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OpenStreet Maps in JavaScript (ES5) Maps control

22 Oct 2021 / 2 minutes to read

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) is the online Maps provider built by a community of developers; it is free to use under an open license. It allows to view geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on the earth. The OSM Maps provides small tile images based on our requests and combines those images into a single image to display the Maps area in the Maps component.

Adding OpenStreetMap

The OSM Maps can be rendered using by setting the layerType property value as OSM.

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var maps = new ej.maps.Maps({
    layers: [
        {
            layerType: "OSM"
        }
    ],
});
maps.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    
    <div id="element">
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1"></stop>
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1"></stop>
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Changing the tile server of the OpenStreetMap

The OSM tile server can be changed by setting the tile URL in the urlTemplate property. For more details about the OSM tile server, refer here.

Zooming and Panning

The OSM Maps layer can be zoomed and panned. Zooming helps to get a closer look at a particular area on a Maps for in-depth analysis. Panning helps to move a Maps around to focus the targeted area.

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var maps = new ej.maps.Maps({
    zoomSettings: {
        enable: true,
        toolBars: ["Zoom", "ZoomIn", "ZoomOut", "Pan", "Reset"]
    },
    layers: [
        {
            layerType: "OSM"
        }
    ]
});
maps.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    
    <div id="element">
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1"></stop>
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1"></stop>
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Adding markers and navigation line

Markers can be added to the layers of OSM Maps by setting the corresponding location’s coordinates of latitude and longitude using markerSettings. Navigation lines can be added on top of an OSM Maps layer for highlighting a path among various places by setting the corresponding location’s coordinates of latitude and longitude in the navigationLineSettings.

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var maps = new ej.maps.Maps({
     zoomSettings: {
        zoomFactor: 4
    },
    centerPosition: {
        latitude: 29.394708,
        longitude: -94.954653
    },
    layers: [
        {
            layerType: "OSM",
            markerSettings: [{
                visible: true,
                height: 25,
                width: 15,
                dataSource: [
                    {
                        latitude: 34.060620,
                        longitude: -118.330491,
                        name: "California" 
                    },
                    {
                        latitude: 40.724546,
                        longitude: -73.850344,
                        name: "New York"
                    }
                ]
            }],
            navigationLineSettings: [{
                visible: true,
                color: "blue",
                width: 5,
                angle: 0.1,
                latitude: [34.060620, 40.724546],
                longitude: [-118.330491,-73.850344]
            }]
        }
    ]
});
maps.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    
    <div id="element">
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1"></stop>
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1"></stop>
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Sublayer

Any GeoJSON shape can be rendered as a sublayer on top of the OSM Maps layer for highlighting a particular continent or country in OSM Maps by adding another layer and specifying the type property of Maps layer to SubLayer.

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var maps = new ej.maps.Maps({
    layers: [
        {
            layerType: "OSM"            
        },
        {
            shapeData: africa_continent,
            type: 'SubLayer',
            shapeSettings: {
                fill: "blue"
            }
        }
    ]
});
maps.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    <script src="world-map.js"></script>
    <script src="usa.js"></script>
    <script src="data.js"></script>
    <script src="california.js"></script>
    <script src="texas.js"></script>
    <script src="africa_continent.js"></script>
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
    <script src="cluster.js"></script>
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="height: 500px; width: 700px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1"></stop>
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1"></stop>
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="compass-maps" style="display: none;">
        <img src="templates/maps/how-to/annotation/compass.png" height="75px" width="75px">
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>