A Leaflet plugin for drawing Bézier curves and other complex shapes.
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Leaflet.curve

A Leaflet plugin for drawing Bézier curves and other complex shapes. (DEMO)

Usage

Include the plugin after Leaflet:

<script src="leaflet.js"></script>
<script src="leaflet.curve.js"></script>

Add a path that includes a Bézier curve and straight lines:

var path = L.curve(['M',[50.54136296522163,28.520507812500004],
                    'C',[52.214338608258224,28.564453125000004],
                        [48.45835188280866,33.57421875000001],
                        [50.680797145321655,33.83789062500001],
                    'V',[48.40003249610685],
                    'L',[47.45839225859763,31.201171875],
                        [48.40003249610685,28.564453125000004],'Z'],
                    {color:'red',fill:true}).addTo(map);

Requirements

  • This plugin is based on Leaflet version 1.0.0.
  • Currently, only SVG rendering is supported.
  • Browser and device compatibility testing is very limited.

API

The first argument to L.curve() is an array of path data. This is composed of commands and coordinates. The commands are a subset of the SVG path specification.

Command Parameters Description
M [lat,lng]+ move to [lat,lng]
L [lat,lng]+ line to [lat,lng]
H [lng]+ horizontal line to [lng]
V [lat]+ vertical line to [lat]
C ([lat1,lng1],[lat2,lng2],[lat,lng])+ cubic Bézier curve to [lat,lng] with control points at [lat1,lng1] and [lat2,lng2]
S ([lat2,lng2],[lat,lng])+ cubic bézier curve to [lat,lng] with control points at reflection of second control point of previous curve [lat1,lng1] and [lat2,lng2]
Q ([lat1,lng1],[lat,lng])+ quadratic Bézier curve to [lat,lng] with control point at [lat1,lng1]
T ([lat,lng])+ quadratic Bézier curve to [lat,lng] with control point at reflection of control point of previous curve [lat1,lng1]
Z close path (line to M)

Note that only absolute commands (uppercase) are implemented. It's possible to approximate elliptical arcs (command 'A') with Bézier curves (the elliptical-arc branch implements this command if you're interested).

The L.Curve class extends L.Path so options, events, and methods inherited from L.Path are available. The following new option and methods are introduced by L.Curve.

Options

Option Type Default Description
animate Integer or animate options object undefined Animates the curve. It takes a parameter which is the same one provided to the options parameter of Element.animate() method. Note: Web Animations API support varies across browsers.

Methods |Method|Returns|Description| |------|-------|-----------| |setPath(pathData[])|this|Replaces the current path with the given array of commands and cooridinates.| |getPath()|pathData[]|Returns array of the commands and coordinates in the path.|

License

MIT

Contributions

  • Bug reports and pull requests are welcome!