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Leaflet Ant Path

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Creates a leaflet polyline with a 'ant-path' animated flux

Live demo here
example of the animation

Contributing

Find any bug? Open a issue or make a PR!
Also, see the guide on how to contribute.

Installing

Via NPM:

 npm install leaflet-ant-path

Via Bower:

 bower install leaflet-ant-path

Or just download this source code

Requirements

  • Leaflet >= 1

UMD compatible

Can be used with asynchronous module loaders and CommonJS packers

Important!

  • MultiAntPath was removed, and now AntPath doesn't support the legacy version anymore (0.7.7). If you're still using MultiAntPath and Leaflet 0.7, use older AntPath versions than 0.6

Using the plugin

It's just like a polyline:

    // Using the constructor...
    let antPolyline = new L.Polyline.AntPath(latlngs, options);
    
    // ... or use the factory
    antPolyline = L.polyline.antPath(latlngs, options);
    
    antPolyline.addTo(map);

Using with ES6 imports

    import { AntPath, antPath } from 'leaflet-ant-path';
    
    // Usethe constructor...
    let antPolyline = new AntPath(latlngs, options);
    
    // ... or use the factory
    antPolyline = antPath(latlngs, options);   
    
    antPolyline.addTo(map);

Using with AMD:

require(['leaflet-ant-path'], function(AntPathModule) {
    // Use the constructor ...
    let antPolyline = new AntPathModule.AntPath(latlngs, options);
    
    // ... or use the factory
    antPolyline = AntPathModule.antPath(latlngs, options);
    
    antPolyline.addTo(map);
});

Using with browserify:

    const { AntPath, antPath } = require('leaflet-ant-path');

Parameters

The AntPath extends from the FeatureGroup and implements the Path interface. Initialise with the same options of a common Polyline, with some extra options, like the flux color.

name type example description
latlngs L.LatLng[] or Array[number, number] [ [0, 10], [-20, 0], ... ] A array of latitude and longitudes (same as used in Polyline constructor )
options Object {color: 'red', weight: 5, ...} Same as the Polyline options plus the extra options bellow
options.paused boolean true/false Starts with the animation paused (default: false)
options.reverse boolean true/false Defines if the flow follows or not the path order
options.hardwareAccelerated boolean true/false Makes the animation run with hardware acceleration (default: false)
options.pulseColor string #FF00FF Adds a color to the dashed flux (default: 'white')
options.delay string 120 Add a delay to the animation flux (default: 400)
options.dashArray [number, number] or string [15, 30] The size of the animated dashes (default: "10, 20"). See also the pattern

Methods

name returns description
pause() boolean Stops the animation
resume() booelan Resume the animation
reverse() this instance Reverses the animation flow
map(callback) new AntPath or extended class Iterates over the latlngs

Also have the same as the L.Polyline API and with the same behaviour. See it here.


Extras!

ES6/ES2015 features

Thinking in the new features of JavaScript, and its new way of programing, AntPath has some nicely features to work with ES6.

spreadable

When spread the path, you will receive it lat/lngs array;

    //...
    const antPathLayer = new AntPath(path, options);
    const anotherAntPath = new AntPath(path2, options);
    
    const latLngs = [...antPathLayer, ...anotherAntPath];

iterable

Use a for ... of ... to iterate over the path coordinates

for(let latLng of antPath) {
    // do something with it latLngs ...
}

extensible

You can create you custom 'class' based on the AntPath:

class CustomAntPath extends AntPath {
    //...
}

map method

AntPath has a map method as the Array, returning a new instance of AntPath (or the child class which extends it, because of its Functor property):

//New path with translated path
const newAnthPath = myAntPath.map(pos => latLng(pos.lat + 1, pos.lng + 1));

With or without polyfills

The module provide two bundles, the full one, with some es6 polyfills (loaded by default when importing) and the lighter one without the polyfills. If you're already uses the following polyfills in your project:

  • core-js/es6/symbol
  • core-js/es6/reflect

Just use the lighter version (leaflet-ant-path.es6.js). If not, just use the full bundle.

License

This project is under the MIT LICENSE