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Use Leaflet in your django projects

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django-leaflet allows you to use Leaflet in your Django projects.


pip install django-leaflet


  • Add leaflet to your INSTALLED_APPS

  • Add the HTML header :

{% load leaflet_tags %}

    {% leaflet_js %}
    {% leaflet_css %}
  • Add the map in your page, providing a name :

    {% leaflet_map "yourmap" %}
  • Use the Leaflet API as usual in the map initialization callback (can be facultative depending on settings) :

<script type="text/javascript">
    function yourmapInit(yourmap, bounds) {
        // Add background layer from MapBox
        yourmap.addLayer(new L.TileLayer('http://{s}{z}/{x}/{y}.png'));
  • Give your maps a size (height is mandatory) :


    .leaflet-container {  /* all maps */
        width:  600px;
        height: 400px;

    #specialbigmap {
        height: 800px;



In order to configure django-leaflet, just add a new section in your settings :

    # conf here

Spatial extent

You can configure a global spatial extent for your maps, that will automatically center your maps, restrict panning and add reset view and scale controls. (See advanced usage to tweak that.)

‘SPATIAL_EXTENT’ : (5.0, 44.0, 7.5, 46)

Default tiles layer

To globally add a tiles layer to your maps :

‘TILES_URL’ : ‘http://{s}{z}/{x}/{y}.png’

This setting can also be a list of tuples (name, url) ! A layer switcher will then be added automatically.

Leaflet version

By default, it runs the last stable version (0.4.4) of Leaflet. But it is possible to run the legacy version (0.3.1) or the unstable under development (master).

‘LEAFLET_VERSION’ : ‘legacy’

Scale control

Automatically add a scale control with km and miles :

‘SCALE’ : False

Advanced usage

{% leaflet_map %} tag parameters


A Javascript function name for initialization callback. (Default:name + Init)

{% leaflet_map "yourmap" callback="window.customMap" %}


Control if map initial view shoud be set to extent setting. (Default: True). Setting fixextent to False will prevent view reset and scale controls to be added.


It is possible to setup the map spatial reference in LEAFLET_CONFIG :

‘SRID’ : 2154 # See

Additional parameters are then required to compute scale levels :

‘MAX_RESOLUTION’ : 1142.7383, ‘TILES_EXTENT’ : [700000,6325197,1060000,6617738],

For more information, have a look at this example.




  • Lesser GNU Public License

  • Leaflet Copyright - 2010-2011 CloudMade, Vladimir Agafonkin


0.1.0 (2012-08-13)

  • Initial support for map projection

  • Show zoom scale by default

  • Spatial extent configuration

  • Initialization callback instead of global JS variable

  • Leaflet version switching

  • Global layers configuration

0.0.2 (2012-03-22)

  • Add IE conditional CSS

0.0.1 (2012-03-16)

  • Initial working version

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