I'd like to show an overlay when the Mapbox flyto camera movement has completed its action, and is in place at the correct position and zoom level. Is there a way to know when that action is complete?

So, fly to a position and then show the overlay, basically.

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You can achieve this by combining a few map event listeners and a variable as follows.

To prevent a tooltip when the user has moved or zoomed the map by mouse or keyboard you will need a variable that determines wheter your user clicked the "fly" button or not:

map.on('flystart', function(){
    flying = true;
map.on('flyend', function(){
    flying = false;

Then this code will execute once your map has stopped moving and zooming:

map.on('moveend', function(e){
      // tooltip or overlay here

See demo: http://jsfiddle.net/ft7s8son/

  • Doh. I looked at that list of events and never saw moveend. Thank you! Commented Dec 15, 2015 at 13:22
  • Dude, I really appreciate it! This works great!
    – willbeeler
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 17:43
  • 6
    "flystart/end" events appear to have been removed in mapbox-gl-js 2+, but you can still do a map.once('moveend',()=>{}) before the flyTo or other call and capture the final location-
    – chrismarx
    Commented May 14, 2021 at 13:53

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