What I'm looking for

Where a map is being served by Mapbox in my browser is there anywhere within the Chrome/Firefox Developer Tools where it shows the current zoom level as displayed on screen?

What I've tried

I can see what zoom level the map starts at (within the code for website) and could manually count the number of clicks or scrolls I make. I know there is a listener function that knows what zoom level I'm on and trying find if that is reported in the console or other part of the Developer Tools panel

Why I'm looking for it

I'm trying to get a feel for what data to show at what zoom level so looking a precedent websites.

  • If you also want to ask a question about vector tiles then please do that in a new and more specific question. You can link to this one as background. – PolyGeo Oct 19 '18 at 21:27

With raster tiles you can usually see it on the tile URLs. For example the tile https://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/16/35270/21925.png corresponds to zoom level 16. This works for all XYZ tile servers. For details see slippy map tilenames.

  • Thanks for that, a useful answer but I'm dealing with vector tiles so have edited question to that affect. – mapping dom Oct 19 '18 at 11:26
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    Same applies to vector tiles, open the network tab in developer tools and pan the map to see those vector tile requests which expose the zoom in tte path. – AndrewHarvey Oct 20 '18 at 7:46
  • @AndrewHarvey Thank you! Can you supply that as an answer as it's exactly what i needed, maybe clarify that the link appears as you hovver over the 'Name' column or whichever points to the png – mapping dom Oct 21 '18 at 11:05

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