Create layers using HTML5 canvas

Draw a custom layer using L.tileLayer.canvas to create a canvas element.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset=utf-8 />
<title>Create layers using HTML5 canvas</title>
<meta name='viewport' content='initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no' />
<script src='https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox.js/v3.1.0/mapbox.js'></script>
<link href='https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox.js/v3.1.0/mapbox.css' rel='stylesheet' />
<style>
  body { margin:0; padding:0; }
  #map { position:absolute; top:0; bottom:0; width:100%; }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id='map'></div>
<script>
L.mapbox.accessToken = '<your access token here>';
var map = L.mapbox.map('map', 'mapbox.streets')
    .setView([42.3619, -71.0606], 15);

// Since it's using the HTML5 Canvas API, it is not
// compatible with IE8 and below. See full documentation:
// https://www.mapbox.com/mapbox.js/api/v3.1.0/l-tilelayer-canvas/
var canvasTiles = L.tileLayer.canvas();

canvasTiles.drawTile = function(canvas, tilePoint, zoom) {
	var ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');
      ctx.fillText(tilePoint.toString(), 50, 50);
      ctx.globalAlpha = 0.2;
      ctx.fillStyle = '#000';
      ctx.fillRect(10, 10, 246, 246);
};

canvasTiles.addTo(map);
</script>
to create your own custom map and use it in this example.
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