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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.

It embeds Leaflet in version *0.5.1*.



pip install django-leaflet


* Add ``leaflet`` to your ``INSTALLED_APPS``

* Add the HTML header::

{% load leaflet_tags %}

{% leaflet_js %}
{% leaflet_css %}

These tags also support loading CSS and JS resources for leaflet plugins.
All plugins msut be specified in in LEAFLET_CONFIG['PLUGINS'] as described below.

To include specific plugins in the page, specify plugin names, comma separated::

{% load leaflet_tags %}

{% leaflet_js plugins="bouncemarker, draw" %}
{% leaflet_css plugins="bouncemarker, draw"%}

To include all plugins configured in LEAFLET_CONFIG['PLUGINS'], use::

{% leaflet_js plugins="ALL" %}
{% leaflet_css plugins="ALL" %}

By default no plugins will be included.

* Add the map in your page, providing a name::

{% leaflet_map "yourmap" %}

* Your maps shows up!

Use Leaflet API

You can use the *Leaflet* API as usual in the map initialization callback::

<script type="text/javascript">
function yourmapInit(map, bounds) {
L.marker([50.5, 30.5]).addTo(map);

Customize map size



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

#specialbigmap {
height: 800px;



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

# 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)

Initial map center and zoom level

In addition to limiting your maps with ``SPATIAL_EXTENT``, you can also specify
initial map center and zoom level::

'MAP_CENTER': (6.0, 45.0),
'MAP_ZOOM': 16,

The tuple/list must contain (lat,lng) coords.

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.

Scale control

Disable scale control with km and miles::

'SCALE': False

Minimap control

Shows a small map in the corner which shows the same as the main map with a
set zoom offset::


By default it shows the tiles of the first layer in the list.

(`More info... <>`_)


To ease the usage of plugins, django-leaflet allows specifying a set of plugins, that can
later be referred to from the template tags by name::

'name-of-plugin': {
'css': ['relative/path/to/stylesheet.css', '/root/path/to/stylesheet.css'],
'js': '',
. . .

Both 'css' and 'js' support identical features for specifying resource URLs:

* can be either a plain string or a list of URLs
* each string can be:

- absolute URL - will be included as-is; **example**: ````
- a URL beginning from the root - will be included as-is; **example**: ``/root/path/to/stylesheet.css``
- a relative URL - settings.STATIC_URL will be prepended; **example**: ``relative/path/to/stylesheet.css`` will be included as **/static/relative/path/to/stylesheet.css** (depending on your setting for STATIC_URL)

Advanced usage

``{% leaflet_map %}`` tag parameters

* ``callback``: javascript function name for initialization callback.
(Default: ``name + Init``). Example::

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

* ``fixextent``: 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.

* ``creatediv``: control if the leaflet map tags creates a new div or not.
(Default: ``True``).
Useful to put the javascript code in the header or footer instead of the
body of the html document. If used, do not forget to create the div manually.


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

'SRID': 2154 # See

Additional parameter is required to compute scale levels : the tiles extent in
local projection::

'TILES_EXTENT': [700000, 6325197, 1060000, 6617738],

For more information, `have a look at this example <>`_.

By default, Django will try to load the spatial reference from your static
files at "proj4js/{{ srid }}.js". If it fails, it will eventually rely on


* Mathieu Leplatre <>
* Ariel Núñez <>
* Boris Chervenkov <>


.. |makinacom| image::
.. _makinacom:


* Lesser GNU Public License
* Leaflet Copyright - 2010-2011 CloudMade, Vladimir Agafonkin



* Update Leaflet.Minimap
* Fix apparence of Reset view button

0.5.1 (2013-04-08)

* Add minimap support
* Drop Leaflet version switching
* Update Leaflet to 0.5.1

0.4.1 (2012-11-05)

* Fix div creation test in template.

0.4.0 (2012-11-05)

* Remove imperial scale.
* Add ``create_div`` parameter

0.3.0 (2012-10-26)

* Remove max resolution setting since it can be computed
* Allow scale control even if view is not set
* Upgrade Leaflet to 0.4.5

0.2.0 (2012-09-22)

* Fix packaging of templates
* Use template for <head> fragment
* Do not rely on by default
* Default settings for SRID
* Default settings for map extent
* Default map height
* Default tiles base layer
* map variable is not global anymore

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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