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A example of using Google Map tiles with the Leaflet mapping library - http://matchingnotes.com/using-google-map-tiles-with-leaflet
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Leaflet</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://cdn.leafletjs.com/leaflet-0.3.1/leaflet.css" />
<script src="http://cdn.leafletjs.com/leaflet-0.3.1/leaflet.js"></script>
<script src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js?v=3.2&sensor=false"></script>
<script src="http://matchingnotes.com/javascripts/leaflet-google.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div style="width:500px; height:500px" id="map"></div>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var map = new L.Map('map', {center: new L.LatLng(51.51, -0.11), zoom: 9});
var googleLayer = new L.Google('ROADMAP');
map.addLayer(googleLayer);
</script>
</body>
</html>
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brak59 commented Mar 29, 2012

Awesome work Crofty! Very useful, worked like a dream.

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bencevans commented Jan 10, 2013

Thanks Crofty! Just a heads up to anyone that may try this though, the google maps layer will appear above any other layers, change line 8 to use the url https://gist.github.com/raw/4504864/c9ef880071f959398b7cf0b687d4f37c352ea86d/leaflet-google.js to fix it :)

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JohnShannonPerkins commented Mar 6, 2013

Thanks Crofty. Map n00b. Totally did not understand why leafletjs wasn't creating map tiles. This worked, no problem, and illustrated interaction between leaflet and gMaps API.

Thanks!

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davidcalhoun commented Mar 31, 2013

Note that this seems to have been written for Leaflet 0.4.5 (the previous stable version) and below. I get issues with the map freezing when trying to zoom with Leaflet 0.5.1 in place.

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abovethewater commented May 17, 2013

Seems leaflet now requires the use of their CDN, so get 403 forbidden.

Simple fix in my fork (https://gist.github.com/abovethewater/5598094).

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cihadturhan commented Jun 6, 2013

Hi,
Thanks for this nice plug-in.
Can anyone say me how can I use this for 0.4.5+ versions?
I can't even use it with 0.4.5. It makes map freeze too.

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RRSprinkhuizen commented Jun 14, 2013

Doesn't work with current Leaflet version or dev version. Need the latest Leaflet for the draw plugin, so can't go back.

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tcql commented Jul 8, 2013

Note, if you set zoomAnimation:false on the map object, it seems to behave, mostly. Although there's a bit of weirdness around zooming animation in general

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mmohando commented Aug 8, 2013

thanks for this. does it involve cost? as we are using google maps?

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dhirajt commented Sep 13, 2013

Cool +1

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justmytwospence commented Nov 12, 2013

Very cool. When I zoom in/out, however, my overlay zooms about a full second before the google tiles zoom. Any idea what might be causing this or a simple fix?

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CodeZombieCH commented Jan 20, 2014

I have the same problem as justmytwospence. It renders the Google layer implementation unusable :-/.

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fedegonzal commented Jan 22, 2014

Hi Crofty, works for me.. but I need to add some overlays over google base tile and can't do it. Google's overall :S

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bmchild commented Jan 29, 2014

Thanks for this. If anyone is interested in a demo here is a jsfiddle of the code above: http://jsfiddle.net/bL48E/

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lembitk commented Apr 7, 2014

Good stuff. Got here via this answer on Stack Overflow. As also mentioned there, the official Leaflet plugins' page references a similar plugin by Pavel Shramov, which gives you access to Google tiles. Note how Pavel's repo contains also several other interesting Leaflet plugins, e.g there are also Bing and Yandex tiles available.

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emamut commented Mar 6, 2015

What a great job, Crofty

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booherbg commented Mar 13, 2015

Works great for me in leaflet 0.7.3 -- straight from the example.

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JatGitHub commented Apr 7, 2015

Would love to see a snippet, or page URL

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malre commented Apr 28, 2015

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mineroot commented Jun 12, 2015

Works good in last stable version. But there is available source for Leaflet 1.0 dev for working with Google Maps and Yandex Maps?

SOLUTION

Google, Yandex, Bing Maps Tiles for Leaflet 0.8 (on 1.0 works fine too)

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raghuxius commented Jul 8, 2015

This example works good in Mozilla Firefox browser but when we try to use the IE or Chrome browser it throws an error at "var googleLayer = new L.Google('ROADMAP');" and it states that an object is expected here. Please can any one help in addressing this.

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r-barnes commented Jul 17, 2015

Also having an issue with that.

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sijangurung commented Sep 28, 2015

Thanks for the fantastic layer !
just what i needed ..
also please correct on line 16

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kudko commented Oct 1, 2015

Can anyone, please, explain why does the map script goes after the map div and not in the body section? As soon as I place it in the body, the map stops working.
PS. Works fine in leaflet 0.7.5

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SamEureka commented Feb 2, 2016

+1 Thanks!

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RHenningsgard commented Mar 29, 2016

Maybe a dumb question, but what about Google's API key and all? How is Leaflet getting authorized for the use of the Google tiles?

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aecavac commented Apr 5, 2016

As described here developer should get js file with api key : https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY

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Jayant369963 commented May 11, 2016

For some reason, leaflet is not rendering the Google map tile layers, did anyone face the similar issue?

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avramesh17 commented Jul 8, 2016

@jayant yeah I'm having the exact same issue

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artamonovdev commented Jul 13, 2016

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rajiv13531 commented Jul 24, 2016

@crofty Its not working with mobile app plz reply

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RHenningsgard commented Aug 4, 2016

I'm having a (hopefully) minor problem: I am using the version of leaflet-google.js available at...

https://gist.github.com/raw/4504864/c9ef880071f959398b7cf0b687d4f37c352ea86d/leaflet-google.js

...(although the github mime type is wrong - text - , so I had to download the text of leaflet-google.js and serve it on my own server).

My problem is that the Google "terms of use," and "Report a map error" links are dead, and the "Report a map error" link is overwritten by a "Leaflet" link anchor which is live, and links to leafletjs.com. That's a violation of Google's terms of use which I can't permit on my site. See the attached JPG for an example.

I have not dug into this yet, but if anybody has a solution, I'm all ears.
leafletproblem

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AppWerft commented Nov 10, 2016

Great work. I tried to add google styles. Here my gist: https://gist.github.com/AppWerft/24a999070216f229ff8a6d18107944a4
Issue: the dragging doesn't work. Any idea? How can I fix?

googleLayer = new L.Google('ROADMAP', {},GLOBALS.STYLES);
heatmapLayer = L.heatLayer(pointsInHeatmap, {
	radius: 2,
	gradient : {0.4: color,  1: color},
	minOpacity : 1,
	blur : 0.001,
});
map = new L.Map('map', {
	center: new L.LatLng(50.5, 10), 
	zoom: 6
});
map.addLayer(googleLayer);	
map.addLayer(heatmapLayer);	
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harshvb7 commented Dec 8, 2016

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artamonovdev commented Feb 24, 2017

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ghost commented May 24, 2017

Gives me an error

129:17 error 'google' is not defined no-undef

Why?

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vasileboris commented Jun 13, 2017

@RHenningsgard Did you find a solution for Google "terms of use," and "Report a map error" dead links?

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yeganehaym commented Jul 6, 2017

i guess it has a problem with new versions

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dzackgarza commented Jul 13, 2017

Heads up, this doesn't actually add tiles to the leaflet map - it overlays a different, separate Google map over the current one. So plugins that rely on having those tiles accessible actually won't work.

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yogesh4cats commented Sep 28, 2017

Hi @crofty, @bencevans and @harshvb7
Thank you all of you. By the way I guess harshvb7's code should be merged with bencevans to remove overlay issue.

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sw-ms-surendrasinhrathod commented Oct 10, 2017

Awesome work Crofty! Very useful, Thank you so much.

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boriskogan81 commented Dec 20, 2017

Crofty, this is great, but my Hybrid layer is not showing any street or place names. Any idea what might be causing this?

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AndersonSchmidt commented Jan 19, 2018

Thanks!!!!!!!!

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agazslee commented May 8, 2018

how can i change latlng with function? can any one help.

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kojikojikojikoji commented Sep 11, 2018

It doesn't work well

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bernhardreiter commented Aug 23, 2019

@crofty What is the license on the code that was available from http://matchingnotes.com/using-google-map-tiles-with-leaflet
(the url does not work, as checked 2019-08-26). There is an archived version of the page at https://web.archive.org/web/20180728014324/http://matchingnotes.com/using-google-map-tiles-with-leaflet

Okay, the code behind http://matchingnotes.com/javascripts/leaflet-google.js seems still be available at https://gist.github.com/crofty/2197701

The code is non-trivial, so it will be copyrightable. Without explicit licensing there is no permission for others to use the code.

Did somebody else see an explicit or implicit hint about who is the copryight holder and how this person wants the code to be used?
(Implicitely putting it up as example of gist.github.com by croft does not clarify the two points.)

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bernhardreiter commented Aug 26, 2019

Followup on the licensing status of leaflet-google.js see https://gist.github.com/crofty/2197042#gistcomment-3008148, it's copyright @shramov and probably Free Software under MIT.

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