Is there a possibility to have a kind of home button on my Leaflet map which will zoom to my initial map view or a specific defined position, respectively?

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The following will add a custom zoom control with a home button to a Leaflet map. The home icon is from font-awesome, so be sure to include that reference.

Working fiddle here.


    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://cdn.leafletjs.com/leaflet-0.7.3/leaflet.css" />
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script src="http://cdn.leafletjs.com/leaflet-0.7.3/leaflet.js"></script>
    <link href="http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.2.0/css/font-awesome.min.css" rel="stylesheet">


#map { height: 340px; }
.leaflet-bar a { background-color: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc; color: #444; display: block; height: 26px; width: 26px; line-height: 1.45 !important; text-align: center; text-decoration: none; font: bold 18px 'Lucida Console', Monaco, monospace; }


var lat = 51.505;
var lng = -0.09;
var zoom = 12;

// set up the map and remove the default zoomControl
var map = L.map('map', {
    zoomControl: false

map.setView([lat, lng], zoom);
L.tileLayer('http://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {
    maxZoom: 18

// custom zoom bar control that includes a Zoom Home function
L.Control.zoomHome = L.Control.extend({
    options: {
        position: 'topright',
        zoomInText: '+',
        zoomInTitle: 'Zoom in',
        zoomOutText: '-',
        zoomOutTitle: 'Zoom out',
        zoomHomeText: '<i class="fa fa-home" style="line-height:1.65;"></i>',
        zoomHomeTitle: 'Zoom home'

    onAdd: function (map) {
        var controlName = 'gin-control-zoom',
            container = L.DomUtil.create('div', controlName + ' leaflet-bar'),
            options = this.options;

        this._zoomInButton = this._createButton(options.zoomInText, options.zoomInTitle,
        controlName + '-in', container, this._zoomIn);
        this._zoomHomeButton = this._createButton(options.zoomHomeText, options.zoomHomeTitle,
        controlName + '-home', container, this._zoomHome);
        this._zoomOutButton = this._createButton(options.zoomOutText, options.zoomOutTitle,
        controlName + '-out', container, this._zoomOut);

        map.on('zoomend zoomlevelschange', this._updateDisabled, this);

        return container;

    onRemove: function (map) {
        map.off('zoomend zoomlevelschange', this._updateDisabled, this);

    _zoomIn: function (e) {
        this._map.zoomIn(e.shiftKey ? 3 : 1);

    _zoomOut: function (e) {
        this._map.zoomOut(e.shiftKey ? 3 : 1);

    _zoomHome: function (e) {
        map.setView([lat, lng], zoom);

    _createButton: function (html, title, className, container, fn) {
        var link = L.DomUtil.create('a', className, container);
        link.innerHTML = html;
        link.href = '#';
        link.title = title;

        L.DomEvent.on(link, 'mousedown dblclick', L.DomEvent.stopPropagation)
            .on(link, 'click', L.DomEvent.stop)
            .on(link, 'click', fn, this)
            .on(link, 'click', this._refocusOnMap, this);

        return link;

    _updateDisabled: function () {
        var map = this._map,
            className = 'leaflet-disabled';

        L.DomUtil.removeClass(this._zoomInButton, className);
        L.DomUtil.removeClass(this._zoomOutButton, className);

        if (map._zoom === map.getMinZoom()) {
            L.DomUtil.addClass(this._zoomOutButton, className);
        if (map._zoom === map.getMaxZoom()) {
            L.DomUtil.addClass(this._zoomInButton, className);
// add the new control to the map
var zoomHome = new L.Control.zoomHome();

With Leaflet.EasyButton, things stay pretty clean: name your icon and function (hover text if you want):

var home = {
  lat: 70.3,
  lng: 50.5,
  zoom: 8

  map.setView([home.lat, home.lng], home.zoom);
},'Zoom To Home').addTo(map);

(aside) and the zoom example answer by toms with easyButton:

// make a bar with the buttons
var zoomBar = L.easyBar([
  L.easyButton( '<big>+</big>',  function(control, map){map.setZoom(map.getZoom()+1);}),
  L.easyButton( 'fa-home fa-lg', function(control, map){map.setView([home.lat, home.lng], home.zoom);})
  L.easyButton( '<big>-</big>',  function(control, map){map.setZoom(map.getZoom()-1);}),

// add it to the map

Wire up a button that calls map.setView


map.setView(lat, lng, zoom);

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