OpenStreetMap in Blazor Maps Component

8 Sep 20214 minutes to read

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) is the online Maps provider built by a community of developers. It is free to use under an open license. It allows to view geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on the earth. The OSM map provides small tile images based on our requests and combines those images into a single image to display the map area in the Maps component.

Adding OpenStreetMap

The OSM Maps can be rendered using by setting the LayerType property value as OSM.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Maps

<SfMaps>
    <MapsLayers>
        <MapsLayer LayerType="ShapeLayerType.OSM" TValue="string"></MapsLayer>
    </MapsLayers>
</SfMaps>

Open street map

Changing the tile server of the OpenStreetMap

The OSM tile server can be changed by setting the tile URL in the UrlTemplate property. For more details about the OSM tile server, refer here.

Zooming and panning

The OSM Maps layer can be zoomed and panned. Zooming helps to get a closer look at a particular area on a Maps for in-depth analysis. Panning helps to move a Maps around to focus the targeted area.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Maps

<SfMaps>
    @* To zoom and pan *@
    <MapsZoomSettings Enable="true"
                      Toolbars='new string[]{"Zoom", "ZoomIn", "ZoomOut", "Pan", "Reset" }'>
    </MapsZoomSettings>
    <MapsLayers>
        <MapsLayer LayerType="ShapeLayerType.OSM" TValue="string">
        </MapsLayer>
    </MapsLayers>
</SfMaps>

OpenStreetMap with zooming

Adding markers and navigation line

Markers can be added to the layers of OSM Maps by setting the corresponding location’s coordinates of latitude and longitude using MapsMarker. Navigation lines can be added on top of an OSM Maps layer for highlighting a path among various places by setting the corresponding location’s coordinates of latitude and longitude in the MapsNavigationLine.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Maps

<SfMaps>
    <MapsZoomSettings ZoomFactor="4"></MapsZoomSettings>
    <MapsCenterPosition Latitude="29.394708" Longitude="-94.954653"></MapsCenterPosition>
    <MapsLayers>
        <MapsLayer LayerType="ShapeLayerType.OSM" TValue="string">
            @* Add marker *@
            <MapsMarkerSettings>
                <MapsMarker Visible="true" Height="25" Width="15" DataSource="Cities" TValue="City">
                </MapsMarker>
            </MapsMarkerSettings>
            @* Add navigation line *@
            <MapsNavigationLines>
                <MapsNavigationLine Visible="true" Color="blue" Angle="0.1" Latitude="new double[]{34.060620, 40.724546}"
                                    Longitude="new double[]{-118.330491,-73.850344}">
                </MapsNavigationLine>
            </MapsNavigationLines>
        </MapsLayer>
    </MapsLayers>
</SfMaps>

@code{
    public class City
    {
        public double Latitude { get; set; }
        public double Longitude { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
    }
    private List<City> Cities = new List<City> {
        new City { Latitude = 34.060620, Longitude = -118.330491,  Name="California" },
        new City{ Latitude = 40.724546, Longitude = -73.850344,  Name="New York"}
    };
}

OpenStreetMap with markers and navigation line

Sublayer

Any GeoJSON shape can be rendered as a sublayer on top of the OSM Maps layer for highlighting a particular continent or country in Bing Maps by adding another layer and specifying the Type of MapsLayer to SubLayer.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Maps

<SfMaps>
    <MapsLayers>
        <MapsLayer LayerType="ShapeLayerType.OSM" TValue="string">
        </MapsLayer>
        @* To add geometry shape as sublayer *@
        <MapsLayer ShapeData='new {dataOptions = "https://cdn.syncfusion.com/maps/map-data/africa.json"}'
                   Type="Syncfusion.Blazor.Maps.Type.SubLayer" TValue="string">
            <MapsShapeSettings Fill="blue"></MapsShapeSettings>
        </MapsLayer>
    </MapsLayers>
</SfMaps>

OpenStreetMap with sub layer