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Leaflet shortcuts for common tile providers
var cloudmade = new L.TileLayer.CloudMade({key: 'API-KEY', styleId: 997}),
openStreetMap = new L.TileLayer.OpenStreetMap(),
openCycleMap = new L.TileLayer.OpenCycleMap(),
mapquestOsm = new L.TileLayer.MapQuestOpen.OSM(),
mapquestAerial = new L.TileLayer.MapQuestOpen.Aerial(),
mapbox = new L.TileLayer.MapBox({user: 'kkaefer', map: 'island'});
// Lefalet shortcuts for common tile providers - is it worth adding such 1.5kb to Leaflet core?
L.TileLayer.Common = L.TileLayer.extend({
initialize: function (options) {, this.url, options);
(function () {
var osmAttr = '&copy; <a href="">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors, <a href="">CC-BY-SA</a>';
L.TileLayer.CloudMade = L.TileLayer.Common.extend({
url: 'http://{s}{key}/{styleId}/256/{z}/{x}/{y}.png',
options: {
attribution: 'Map data ' + osmAttr + ', Imagery &copy; <a href="">CloudMade</a>',
styleId: 997
L.TileLayer.OpenStreetMap = L.TileLayer.Common.extend({
url: 'http://{s}{z}/{x}/{y}.png',
options: {attribution: osmAttr}
L.TileLayer.OpenCycleMap = L.TileLayer.Common.extend({
url: 'http://{s}{z}/{x}/{y}.png',
options: {
attribution: '&copy; OpenCycleMap, ' + 'Map data ' + osm
var mqTilesAttr = 'Tiles &copy; <a href="" target="_blank">MapQuest</a> <img src="" />';
L.TileLayer.MapQuestOpen.OSM = L.TileLayer.Common.extend({
url: 'http://otile{s}{type}/{z}/{x}/{y}.png',
options: {
subdomains: '1234',
type: 'osm',
attribution: 'Map data ' + L.TileLayer.OSM_ATTR + ', ' + mqTilesAttr
L.TileLayer.MapQuestOpen.Aerial = L.TileLayer.MapQuestOpen.OSM.extend({
options: {
type: 'sat',
attribution: 'Imagery &copy; NASA/JPL-Caltech and U.S. Depart. of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, ' + mqTilesAttr
L.TileLayer.MapBox = L.TileLayer.Common.extend({
url: 'http://{s}{user}.{map}/{z}/{x}/{y}.png'

Very (VERY) good! I was looking for this during hours... Where do you found the MapBox's png url?
Thank you!


Fantastic! Thank you soo much.
Same question out of curiosity where did you find MapBox's png url?


thank you very much for this!!


like it, great work!


Really useful. Thank you! :D


Very nice, thank you.


This is really useful. It seems like from this then that only CloudMade and MapBox let you actually customize the map tiles? Does anyone know if that's correct?


Here's a suggested update to include some NASA imagery:


MapQuest just ended support for their open tile service.

I signed up to get an API key, just to find out that now I need to get their Leaflet plugin to use MapQuest:

  • The plugin weighs 26 KB (why not embrace the easy config of just being able to change URL to change providers??!)
  • Needs to be loaded from their CDN (= doesn't support closed intranets)

I just cannot justify adding 26 KB more of JavaScript libraries to my application and adding one more single point of failure FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHATSOEVER (better behaviour: change URL -> change provider).

MapQuest just lost a user. I liked their map colors more (compared to OpenStreetMap), but upon learning about the bad choices they made, I'll revert back to using OpenStreetMap. :)


joonas-fi - how do you deal with OSM where local languages are displayed on the map?

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