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    A LeafletJS plugin to use Apple's mapkitJS basemaps.

    The name comes from GoogleMutant. It's catchy, even if MapkitMutant doesn't use DOM mutation observers.

    I do not have any authorization tokens, so there's no live demo for this (hint hint: somebody please provide me with one). Instead, marvel at this gif:

    Leaflet showing the three different mapkitjs map types


    Include the mapkitJS API in your HTML, plus Leaflet:

    <script src="https://cdn.apple-mapkit.com/mk/5.x.x/mapkit.js"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/leaflet@1.3.3/dist/leaflet.css" />
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/leaflet@1.3.3/dist/leaflet.js"></script>

    Include the MapkitMutant javascript file:

    <script src='https://unpkg.com/leaflet.mapkitmutant@latest/Leaflet.MapkitMutant.js'></script>

    Then, you can create an instance of L.GridLayer.MapkitMutant on your JS code:

    var roads = L.mapkitMutant({
    	// valid values for 'type' are 'default', 'satellite' and 'hybrid'
    	type: 'hybrid',
    	authorizationCallback: function(done) {
    		done("Your authorization token goes here")
    	language: 'en',
    	// For debugging purposes only. Displays a L.Rectangle on the
    	// visible bounds ("region") of the mutant.
    	debugRectangle: false

    Known issues

    • "I only see a rectangle when zooming out"

    This happens because MapkitJS has a very particular behaviour for very low zoom levels: it will refuse to use the given CoordinateSpan if that would mean displaying over 180 degrees of longitude or so.

    The current workaround is to scale down the size of the MapkitMutant so it overlaps the region it reports to cover.

    In practical terms, this means that users should add minZoom: 3 to their maps (or set the maxBounds of the map to something less than 180 degrees of longitude, or any other similar approach). Else, users will not see parts of the map as grey.

    • "I want routing, and placename search, and traffic, and streetview"

    Nope. this plugin is only for the mapkitjs basemaps. It doesn't provide routing, nor search, nor POIs. If you want that, consider implementing it yourself.


    Licensed under LGPL3. Because why not. See the LICENSE file for details.


    npm i leaflet.mapkitmutant

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