Cloud 101 Webframework Tutorial

Leaflet Maps on AWS Elastic Beanstalk


Teaching: 0 min
Exercises: 20 min
  • How do I build a Leaflet map?

  • Build a Leaflet map that displays the contents of test.geojson

…Continued from Part 2

Build your map page

First create an HTML file called map_api.html in your templates folder

Right click on Templates > New > HTML file > map_api.html

The Leaflet code is here:

We will walk through this code quickly together.

Tying all the pieces together

The last two things we need to do is to put references to our API and map page in our code.

The first is editing the file which contains the views python function. This is where we specify what happens when there is a web request.

In under the app folder, we will add this code:

from django.template.response import TemplateResponse

# Create your views here.
def home(request):
    """Renders the home page."""
    return TemplateResponse(request, 'app/index.html', {
            'title':'Home Page'

def map_api(request):
    """Renders the map page."""
    month = request.GET.get('month', None)
    var = request.GET.get('var', None)

    return TemplateResponse(
            'message':'Generate the spatial plot for average values',
            'month': month,
            'var': var

Next, we have to set up the URL configuration. This python code provides the mapping for URLs. In the file under cloud101demo (or name of your project) subfolder, we will add this snippet:

from django.conf.urls import url
from django.contrib import admin
from app import views
from app import api

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^$', views.home, name='home'),
    url(r'^map_api', views.map_api, name='map_api'),
    url(r'^api/simple_chart', api.simple_chart),

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