I have my own Mapbox style that I build in MapBox Studio. Now I want to allow my user to move poi_label symbols. How could I do that? I am following this example Create a draggable point and also I am aware of Mapbox properties. I have added my code below where I can access the layer, now how can I make this symbol draggable/movable?

     map.on('load', function () {
      var layers = map.getStyle().layers;
      layers.forEach(function (layer) {
        if (layer.type && layer.type == "symbol"
          && layer["source-layer"] && layer["source-layer"] == "poi_label") {
          layer.draggable = true;// not working
          map.on('mouseenter', layer.id, function () {
            map.getCanvas().style.cursor = 'draggable';
          map.on('mouseleave', layer.id, function () {
            map.getCanvas().style.cursor = '';

In the Create a draggable point example, the author is using manual geojson data. Is there any way to build this geojson programmatically based on the loaded part of the map?

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Yes using querySourceFeatures to get the GeoJSON from there you can use the draggable point example you've linked to.

  • What do I need to pass in the querySourceFeatures to get the features in the map screen?
    – MJK
    Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 10:29
  • Check the API docs I linked to, after all that's all I would be doing... Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 14:12
  • Thanks @AndrewHarvey it helped
    – MJK
    Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 20:34

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