Add an image tile layer

Learn how to add an image tile layer to a map.

A raster tile layer, also known as an image tile layer, displays imagery such as satellite photography or hillshading.

In this tutorial, you add a USA Topo raster tile layer as a basemap layer composed of jpeg images.

Prerequisites

You need an ArcGIS account to access the developer dashboard and create an API key.

Steps

Create a new pen

To access location services, you need an API key or OAuth 2.0 access token.

  1. To get started, either complete the Display a map tutorial or .

Set the API key

  1. Go to your dashboard to get an API key. The API key must be scoped to access the services used in this tutorial.

  2. In CodePen, update apiKey to use your key.

                                                             
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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    
    <head>
      <meta charset="utf-8">
      <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no" />
      <title>Esri Leaflet</title>
    
      <!-- Load Leaflet from CDN -->
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/leaflet@1.7.1/dist/leaflet.css"
        integrity="sha512-xodZBNTC5n17Xt2atTPuE1HxjVMSvLVW9ocqUKLsCC5CXdbqCmblAshOMAS6/keqq/sMZMZ19scR4PsZChSR7A=="
        crossorigin=""/>
      <script src="https://unpkg.com/leaflet@1.7.1/dist/leaflet.js"
        integrity="sha512-XQoYMqMTK8LvdxXYG3nZ448hOEQiglfqkJs1NOQV44cWnUrBc8PkAOcXy20w0vlaXaVUearIOBhiXZ5V3ynxwA=="
        crossorigin=""></script>
    
      <!-- Load Esri Leaflet from CDN -->
      <script src="https://unpkg.com/esri-leaflet@3.0.0/dist/esri-leaflet.js"></script>
      <script src="https://unpkg.com/esri-leaflet-vector@3.0.0/dist/esri-leaflet-vector.js"></script>
    
      <style>
        body { margin:0; padding:0; }
        #map {
            position: absolute;
            top:0;
            bottom:0;
            right:0;
            left:0;
            font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
            font-size: 14px;
            color: #323232;
      </style>
    
    </head>
    
    <body>
      <div id="map"></div>
    
      <script>
        const apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY";
        const basemapEnum = "ArcGIS:Streets";
    
        const map = L.map('map', {
          minZoom: 2
        }).setView([34.02,-118.805], 13);
    
        L.esri.Vector.vectorBasemapLayer(basemapEnum, {
          apiKey: apiKey
        }).addTo(map);
      </script>
    
    </body>
    
    </html>

Add a raster tile layer

Remove the code that adds a vector basemap. Add the following code to add a raster tile layer to the existing Leaflet map.

                                                                 
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no" />
  <title>Esri Leaflet</title>

  <!-- Load Leaflet from CDN -->
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/leaflet@1.7.1/dist/leaflet.css"
    integrity="sha512-xodZBNTC5n17Xt2atTPuE1HxjVMSvLVW9ocqUKLsCC5CXdbqCmblAshOMAS6/keqq/sMZMZ19scR4PsZChSR7A=="
    crossorigin=""/>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/leaflet@1.7.1/dist/leaflet.js"
    integrity="sha512-XQoYMqMTK8LvdxXYG3nZ448hOEQiglfqkJs1NOQV44cWnUrBc8PkAOcXy20w0vlaXaVUearIOBhiXZ5V3ynxwA=="
    crossorigin=""></script>

  <!-- Load Esri Leaflet from CDN -->
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/esri-leaflet@3.0.0/dist/esri-leaflet.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/esri-leaflet-vector@3.0.0/dist/esri-leaflet-vector.js"></script>

  <style>
    body { margin:0; padding:0; }
    #map {
      position: absolute;
      top:0;
      bottom:0;
      right:0;
      left:0;
      font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
      font-size: 14px;
      color: #323232;
  </style>

</head>

<body>

  <div id="map"></div>

  <script>
    const apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY";
    const basemapEnum = "ArcGIS:Streets";
    const map = L.map('map', {
      minZoom: 2
    }).setView([34.02,-118.805], 10);
    // L.esri.Vector.vectorBasemapLayer(basemapEnum, {
    //   apiKey: apiKey
    // }).addTo(map);

    L.esri.tiledMapLayer({
      url: 'https://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/USA_Topo_Maps/MapServer'
    }).addTo(map);
  </script>

</body>

</html>

Run the app

In CodePen, run your code to display the map.

Zoom in and pan the map to view the USA Topo raster image layer.

What's next?

Learn how to use additional ArcGIS location services in these tutorials:

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