How to Set up Mapbox Maps with React Native

Last Updated on May 28, 2020.

Are you fed up with react-native-maps? Or want a change from Google Maps? In this tutorial, I explain how to use Mapbox Maps in your React Native project.

Update: This tutorial is outdated and a new blog post on Mapbox integration is here – How to integrate Mapbox in React Native.

First of all signup an account here and obtain Mapbox token. Install React Native Mapbox with the following command:

npm install @mapbox/react-native-mapbox-gl --save

If you’re using yarn, use the one given below:

yarn add @mapbox/react-native-mapbox-gl

Now make some native changes to your project as the installation guide given in the following links:

Android

iOS

That’s all need for Mapbox react native setup. Now use the code given below to show a map and a specific annotation in it.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { View, StyleSheet } from 'react-native';
import Mapbox from '@mapbox/react-native-mapbox-gl';

Mapbox.setAccessToken(
	'UseYourMapboxTokenHere'
);
export default class MyComponent extends Component {
	renderAnnotations() {
		return (
			<Mapbox.PointAnnotation
				key="pointAnnotation"
				id="pointAnnotation"
				coordinate={[11.254, 43.772]}>
				<View style={styles.annotationContainer}>
					<View style={styles.annotationFill} />
				</View>
				<Mapbox.Callout title="An annotation here!" />
			</Mapbox.PointAnnotation>
		);
	}

	render() {
		return (
			<View style={styles.container}>
				<Mapbox.MapView
					styleURL={Mapbox.StyleURL.Street}
					zoomLevel={15}
					centerCoordinate={[11.256, 43.77]}
					style={styles.container}>
					{this.renderAnnotations()}
				</Mapbox.MapView>
			</View>
		);
	}
}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
	container: {
		flex: 1
	},
	map: {
		height: 400,
		marginTop: 80
	},
	annotationContainer: {
		width: 30,
		height: 30,
		alignItems: 'center',
		justifyContent: 'center',
		backgroundColor: 'white',
		borderRadius: 15
	},
	annotationFill: {
		width: 30,
		height: 30,
		borderRadius: 15,
		backgroundColor: 'blue',
		transform: [{ scale: 0.6 }]
	}
});

Replace ‘UseYourMapboxTokenHere’ in the code with your Mapbox token which you obtained.

If you want to dig more then refer the official Mapbox documentation and tutorials.

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