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Adds support for drawing and editing features on mapbox-gl.js maps. See a live example here

Requires mapbox-gl-js. Compatible versions are documented in the package.json

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npm install @mapbox/mapbox-gl-draw

Draw ships with CSS, make sure you include it in your build.


Typescript definition files are available as part of the DefinitelyTyped package.

npm install @types/mapbox__mapbox-gl-draw

When using modules

import '@mapbox/mapbox-gl-draw/dist/mapbox-gl-draw.css'

When using CDN


Usage in your application

When using modules

import mapboxgl from 'mapbox-gl';
import MapboxDraw from "@mapbox/mapbox-gl-draw";

When using a CDN

Example setup

mapboxgl.accessToken = 'YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN';

var map = new mapboxgl.Map({ container: 'map', style: 'mapbox://styles/mapbox/streets-v8', center: [40, -74.50], zoom: 9 });

var Draw = new MapboxDraw();

// Map#addControl takes an optional second argument to set the position of the control. // If no position is specified the control defaults to top-right. See the docs // for more details:

map.addControl(Draw, 'top-left');

map.on('load', function() { // ALL YOUR APPLICATION CODE });

See for complete reference.

Enhancements and New Interactions

For additional functionality check out our list of custom modes.

Mapbox Draw accepts functionality changes after the functionality has been proven out via a custom mode. This lets users experiment and validate their mode before entering a review process, hopefully promoting innovation. When you write a custom mode, please open a PR adding it to our list of custom modes.

Developing and testing

Install dependencies, build the source files and crank up a server via:

git clone [email protected]:mapbox/mapbox-gl-draw.git
yarn install
yarn start & open "http://localhost:9967/debug/?access_token="


npm run test


To github and npm

npm version (major|minor|patch)
git push --tags
git push
npm publish


# make sure you are authenticated for AWS
git checkout v{x.y.z}
yarn install
yarn run prepublish
aws s3 cp --recursive --acl public-read dist s3://mapbox-gl-js/plugins/mapbox-gl-draw/v{x.y.z}

Update the version number in the GL JS example.

Naming actions

We're trying to follow standards when naming things. Here is a collection of links where we look for inspiration.


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