A minimalist Vue component for displaying dynamic geojson on a Mapbox GL JS map.

See the complementary vue-mapbox-map repo for dynamic Mapbox GL JS maps.


Setup for web usage

For direct usage from a webpage, import the Mapbox GL JS scripts & stylesheets as well as ES6 Tween: then import the VueMapboxFeature script. This will add VueMapboxFeature to the global namespace, which in-turn depends on TWEEN:

<!-- mapbox -->
<link rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' href=''/>
<script src=''></script>
<!-- vue-mapbox-feature -->
<script src=''></script>
<script src=''></script>

Web usage example and source.

Setup for module usage

To use the module in your application, install via yarn or npm:

yarn add vue-mapbox-feature

Import the component

import VueMapboxFeature from 'vue-mapbox-feature'

General Usage

Register the component:

components: {
  'vue-mapbox-feature': VueMapboxFeature

When using the component in your html, use a v-if directive to stall the feature from loading until the target map instance is ready. Else, if you are using multiple vue-mapbox-features, then place these inside a parent div with a v-if directive:


Provide a unique ID to each vue-mapbox-feature and specify whether the layer-type is a circle, line, fill, heatmap, or fill-extrusion.

Use circle layer types for GeoJSON points, line for linestrings, and fill for polygons.

Load or generate a geoJSON feature for binding to the component's v-bind:feature directive. Custom styling can be provided to the component's v-bind:paint directive. These can be controlled from the component's data context, e.g.:

data: {
  map: null,
  circlePaint: {
    'circle-radius': 5,
    'circle-color': '#29434e',
    'circle-opacity': 0.5,
    'circle-stroke-width': 2,
    'circle-stroke-color': '#29434e',
    'circle-stroke-opacity': 0.8
computed: {
  pointGeom () {
    // NOTE: you can use turf.js to dynamically generate geojson as computed properties
    return pointGeoJSON


The component's props / API is as follows:

props: {
  // a mapbox GL JS instance
  map: {
    type: Object,
    required: true
  // provide a unique ID for each feature
  uid: {
    type: String,
    required: true
  // set the layer type to circle, line, fill, heatmap, or fill-extrusion
  // access as "layer-type"
  layerType: {
    type: String,
    required: true,
    validator: function (val) {
      return ['circle', 'line', 'fill', 'heatmap', 'fill-extrusion'].indexOf(val) !== -1
  // geoJson feature (dynamic)
  feature: {
    type: Object,
    default: () => {}
  // object of key - value pairs for the mapbox paint style (dynamic)
  paint: {
    type: Object,
    default: () => {}
  // whether the object should be visible (dynamic)
  visible: {
    type: Boolean,
    default: true
  // whether to pulse the object (dynamic)
  // does not apply to heatmaps or fill-extrusions
  pulse: {
    type: Boolean,
    default: false
  // optional: an existing layer behind which to place this layer
  // access as "behind-layer"
  behindLayer: {
    type: String,
    default: null

Paint Styles

Default no-frills paint styles are provided by default, you'll probably want to override these with your own styling, which can also be updated dynamically.

The following default values can be overridden by passing an object to the paint-style directive:

// circle layers:
  'circle-radius': 5,
  'circle-color': '#000000',
  'circle-blur': 0,
  'circle-opacity': 1,
  'circle-translate': [0, 0],
  'circle-translate-anchor': 'map',
  'circle-pitch-scale': 'map',
  'circle-stroke-width': 0,
  'circle-stroke-color': '#000000',
  'circle-stroke-opacity': 1,
  'circle-radius-transition': {duration: 0},
  'circle-opacity-transition': {duration: 0},
  'circle-stroke-opacity-transition': {duration: 0}

// line layers:
  'line-opacity': 1,
  'line-color': '#000000',
  'line-translate': [0, 0],
  'line-translate-anchor': 'map',
  'line-width': 1,
  'line-gap-width': 0,
  'line-offset': 0,
  'line-blur': 0,
  'line-width-transition': {duration: 0},
  'line-opacity-transition': {duration: 0}

// fill layers:
  'fill-antialias': true,
  'fill-opacity': 1,
  'fill-color': '#000000',
  'fill-translate': [0, 0],
  'fill-translate-anchor': 'map',
  'fill-opacity-transition': {duration: 0}

// heatmap layers:
  'heatmap-radius': 30,
  'heatmap-weight': 1,
  'heatmap-intensity': 1,
  'heatmap-color': [
    0, 'rgba(0, 0, 255, 0)',
    0.1, 'royalblue',
    0.3, 'cyan',
    0.5, 'lime',
    0.7, 'yellow',
    1, 'red'
  'heatmap-opacity': 1

// fill-extrusion layers:
  'fill-extrusion-opacity': 1,
  'fill-extrusion-color': '#000000',
  'fill-extrusion-translate': [0, 0],
  'fill-extrusion-translate-anchor': 'map',
  'fill-extrusion-height': 0,
  'fill-extrusion-base': 0,
  'fill-extrusion-vertical-gradient': true

Additional Functionality

Please use the issues tracker to request exposing any additional functionality.

Last Updated: 4/26/2019, 11:15:56 AM