Azure Maps Contextual Airspace Plugin


A plugin for Azure Maps that allows you to view and interact with AirMap's Contextual Airspace advisory layers.


You must have an AirMap Developer account to use the Azure Maps Contextual Airspace Plugin. If you do not have an account, see Getting a Developer Account to sign up for a free account.

Since the plugin requires Azure Maps as the base map engine, you'll also need to register for an Azure Maps Access Token here.


AirMap's Azure Maps Contextual Airspace Plugin is open source and available from a variety of sources:

Github (Development)

Clone the repo and run npm install. Then run npm start and navigate to http://localhost:8080/ in your browser. The server will listen for changes and live reload as updates are made.

If this is your first time developing with the Contextual Airspace plugin, you'll need to store an AirMap API Key and Azure Maps Access Token in your localStorage for use on the http://localhost:8080/ demo page:

localStorage.setItem('AIRMAP_API_KEY', '<your_key>');
localStorage.setItem('AZURE_ACCESS_TOKEN', '<your_token>');

Once this is done, you won't need to do it again unless you clear your browser's localStorage.

$ npm install
$ npm start
$ open http://localhost:8080/

AirMap CDN (Preferred)

The plugin can be added by including one of the following CDN links in your <head> tag:

<!-- Latest patch release -->
<script src=""></script>

<!-- Latest minor release -->
<script src=""></script>


npm install js-azure-maps-plugin

After installing the js-azure-maps-plugin module via npm or bower, you'll need bundle it up along with its dependencies using a tool like webpack or browserify. If you don't have a build process in place for managing dependencies, it is recommended that you use the module via the CDN (above).


Please see Github for a complete API reference for the Azure Maps Contextual Airspace Plugin.


Here is a full example for using the Azure Maps Contextual Airspace plugin. Don't forget to add in your API keys!

<!doctype html>
        <title>Azure Maps Contextual Airspace Plugin</title>
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
        <script src="" async=false defer=false></script>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css" />
        <script src=""></script>
        <!-- Add a reference to the Azure Maps Services Module JavaScript file. -->
        <script src=""></script>
            body { margin: 0; padding: 0; }
            .map {
                position: absolute;
                width: 100%;
                height: 100%;
                top: 0;
                right: 0;
        <div id="map" class="map"></div>
            const AIRMAP_API_KEY = '<AIRMAP_API_KEY>'
                //Initialize a map instance.
                const map = new atlas.Map("map", {
                    center: [-118.270293, 34.039737],
                    zoom: 8,
                    style: "road"
                const config = {
                    "airmap": {
                        "api_key": AIRMAP_API_KEY
                    "auth0": {
                        "client_id": "",
                        "callback_url": ""
                    "atlas": {
                        "access_token": AZURE_ACCESS_TOKEN
                const options = {
                    preferredRulesets: [
                    overrideRulesets: [
                        // 'usa_part_107'
                    enableRecommendedRulesets: true,
                    theme: 'light'
                const plugin = new AirMap.ContextualAirspacePlugin(config, options, atlas);
                //Wait until the map resources have fully loaded.
      'load', function () {
                    //Add the zoom control to the map.
                    map.controls.add(new atlas.control.ZoomControl(), {
                        position: 'top-right'
                    map.controls.add(plugin, 'bottom-right')

                // Example for how ruleset changes are surfaced to the consuming application.
                plugin.on('jurisdictionChange', (data) => console.log('jurisdictionChange', data))
                plugin.on('airspaceLayerClick', (data) => console.log('airspaceLayerClick', data))
            } else {
                    'Missing AIRMAP_API_KEY or AZURE_ACCESS_TOKEN. ' +
                    'These are required for developing locally.\n\n' +
                    'Please save these values in localStorage by entering the following in your browser console:\n\n' +
                    'localStorage.setItem(\'AIRMAP_API_KEY\', \'<your_key>\');\n' +
                    'localStorage.setItem(\'AZURE_ACCESS_TOKEN\', \'<your_token>\');\n\n'

Updated 4 years ago

Azure Maps Contextual Airspace Plugin

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