We have an issue on mobile which is the user can't keep scrolling if the there is a map on the page and it occupies the whole screen.

Here is the code:

// center of the map
var center = [-33.8650, 151.2094];

// Create the map
var map = L.map('map').setView(center, 3);

// Set up the OSM layer
 'http://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {
  maxZoom: 18
// add a marker in the given location

And here is a jsfiddle demo of the problem: https://jsfiddle.net/x5p2nLrs/23/embedded/result/#Result

Can you please let me know If I'm missing something?


That is a typical problem that occurs in many websites, unfortunately.

You have a few options:

  1. make the map not take up 100% of the width, so there is a little room on the side so a user can scroll
  2. insert a button (an arrow, for example), positioned somewhere in the map, that lets you jump to the space above/below the map
  3. Yan can set the dragging option to false, as in:

    var map = L.map('map', {dragging: false}).setView(center, 3);

But option 3 will always disable it. That might not always be desired. You could even check whether a mobile device is used, and then disable dragging.


Copy-pasting from https://github.com/Leaflet/Leaflet/issues/4677:

You can't both scroll the map AND the page. Try disabling scroll: http://leafletjs.com/reference-1.0.0.html#map-scrollwheelzoom

See also http://leafletjs.com/reference-1.0.0.html#map-dragging

  • Yes, disabling the map scrolling didn't change anything. Is the scroll wheel zoom option relevant on mobile devices? – Waseem Abu Senjer Jun 28 '16 at 17:48
  • No. That's why I added a link to the docs about the dragging option. – IvanSanchez Jun 28 '16 at 20:03
  • disabling the dragging option also didn't work, user can't scroll down when touching the map. – Waseem Abu Senjer Jun 28 '16 at 20:18

According to an answer from Mourner in Issue #2031 on the Leaflet project:

You can simply set tap: false in the map options.

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