I have a Lealfet map together with the Mapbox geocoder outside the map. The Geocoder and the map works. But i need to zoom to the result from the geocoder.

Some code:

          var map = L.map('map').setView([35.936050, 10.541736], 5);

          var tiles = L.tileLayer('http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Street_Map/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}.png', {
                maxZoom: 18,
                attribution: 'Map data © <a href="http://openstreetmap.org">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors',

          var geocoder = new MapboxGeocoder({
           accessToken: mapboxgl.accessToken,
           mapboxgl: mapboxgl,
           marker: false

It just zooms into a random place, when i click a result from the dropdown. In below Example it zooms to a place just outside Somalia

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Map result:

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Can I somehow log the result from the geocoder, so i can see the data?

  • If you take Amsterdam coordinates lng,lat [52.35, 4.90] and exchange coordinates to [4.90, 52.35], you end up in the sea outside Somalia. Leaflet uses [lat,lng] coordinate order and it seems that Mapboxgeocoder uses [lng,lat] order.
    – TomazicM
    Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 17:47
  • 1
    I wonder how you managed to mix Leaflet with the Mapbox geocoder (which is meant for mapbox GLJS and not meant for Leaflet). It's not a standard integration AFAIK. Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 18:22
  • @TomazicM Thanks. Of course! I feel stupid after this..... But it got me on track, somehow, together with the answer here, Mapbox use point result from Geocoding/Search....... .
    – LAC
    Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 20:27

1 Answer 1


I solved this based on this mapbox use point result from geocoding together with the comment from @TomazicM.

  1. get the bbox from the geocoder result:

    var geocoder_result = e.result.bbox;

  2. Use fitbounds to fit the map the the bbox:

        [e.result.bbox[3], e.result.bbox[0]],
        [e.result.bbox[1], e.result.bbox[2]]

@IvanSanchez Im using the mapbox geocoder "without" a map: Use the geocoder without a map. Then I use the above method to get the result of the geocoder to be used in my Leaflet map.

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