The mapbox component provides an easy way to render a Mapbox map in your app. You can choose a different Mapbox theme, pass in options and even markers.


While the mapbox component works out-of-the-box when you've set the directives, we recommend that you install and compile its JavaScript libraries before you deploy to production:

To set up the API access token for Mapbox you will need to add a config option to your config/services.php file:

'mapbox' => [
    'public_token' => env('MAPBOX_PUBLIC_TOKEN'),

Get your Mapbox access key from the dashboard after creating an app with them. Then set it in your .env file:

MAPBOX_PUBLIC_TOKEN=<your access key>

Basic Usage

In its most basic usage, you use it as a self closing component:

<x-mapbox />

This will output the following HTML (inline JS has been omitted):

<div id="map"></div>

Which will render the map on the above div element.

Multiple Maps

When rendering multiple maps on a single page it's important to set different ID's for them:

<x-mapbox id="primary-map" />
<x-mapbox id="secondary-map" />

Doing so will make sure the JavaScript library can render them properly.

Using Markers

You can place markers on maps by passing them a set of coordinates as a PHP array to the markers attribute:

<x-mapbox :markers="[[13.4105300, 52.5243700]]"/>

Doing so will place the markers at exactly these coordinates. You can place as many markers as you like.

At the moment placing markers is pretty limited. We're hoping to improve this feature over time.

Passing Options

You can also pass options to Mapbox with the options attribute. This requires you to pass a PHP array with scalar values. Below is an example where we set the zoom of the map:

<x-mapbox :options="['zoom' => 8]" />

For a full reference of all options, please consult the Mapbox documentation.

Please note that only scalar values are supported. You cannot use any JavaScript language specific options like callbacks.

Setting Defaults

If you'd like to set some sensible defaults for all your mapbox component usages you can do so by overwriting the component class and options method:


namespace App\View\Components;

class Mapbox extends \BladeUIKit\Components\Maps\Mapbox
    public function options(): array
        return array_merge([
            'zoom' => 8,
        ], parent::options());

It's important in the above snippet that you call parent::options() so any options passed directly to the component are still applied as well.

After overwriting the component we'll need to register it in our blade-ui-kit.php config file. Make sure to replace the default one with your own class:


return [
    'components' => [
        'mapbox' => App\View\Components\Mapbox::class,
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