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 * Takes a snapshot of the map.
 * @param {Element} resultContainer Reference to DOM Element to show the captured map area
 * @param {H.Map} map Reference to initialized map object
 * @param {H.ui.UI} ui Reference to UI component
function capture(resultContainer, map, ui) {
  // Capturing area of the map is asynchronous, callback function receives HTML5 canvas
  // element with desired map area rendered on it.
  // We also pass an H.ui.UI reference in order to see the ScaleBar in the output.
  // If dimensions are omitted, whole veiw port will be captured
  map.capture(function(canvas) {
    if (canvas) {
      resultContainer.innerHTML = '';
    } else {
      // For example when map is in Panorama mode
      resultContainer.innerHTML = 'Capturing is not supported';
  }, [ui], 50, 50, 500, 200);

 * Boilerplate map initialization code starts below:
// Step 1: initialize communication with the platform
// In your own code, replace variable app_id with your own app_id
// and app_code with your own app_code
var platform = new H.service.Platform({
  app_id: app_id,
  app_code: app_code,
  useHTTPS: true,
  useCIT: true
var defaultLayers = platform.createDefaultLayers();

var mapContainer = document.getElementById('map');

// Step 2: initialize a map
var map = new H.Map(mapContainer, defaultLayers.normal.map, {
  // initial center and zoom level of the map
  zoom: 16,
  // Champs-Elysees
  center: {lat: 48.869145, lng: 2.314298}
// add a resize listener to make sure that the map occupies the whole container
window.addEventListener('resize', () => map.getViewPort().resize());

// Step 3: make the map interactive
// MapEvents enables the event system
// Behavior implements default interactions for pan/zoom (also on mobile touch environments)
var behavior = new H.mapevents.Behavior(new H.mapevents.MapEvents(map));

// Step 4: Create the default UI
var ui = H.ui.UI.createDefault(map, defaultLayers, 'en-US');

// Step 6: Create "Capture" button and place for showing the captured area
var resultContainer = document.getElementById('panel');

// Create container for the "Capture" button
var containerNode = document.createElement('div');
containerNode.className = 'btn-group';

// Create the "Capture" button
var captureBtn = document.createElement('input');
captureBtn.value = 'Capture';
captureBtn.type = 'button';
captureBtn.className = 'btn btn-sm btn-default';

// Add both button and container to the DOM

// Step 7: Handle capture button click event
captureBtn.onclick = function() {
  capture(resultContainer, map, ui);
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  <body id="capture-map-area">
    <div class="page-header">
        <h1>Take a Snapshot of the Map</h1>
        <p>Capture an area on the map</p>
    <p><span>This example demonstrates how to take a snapshot of the map. It specifies area to be captured with top/left and bottom/right view port coordinates<br></span></p>
    <div id="map"></div>
    <div id="panel"></div>
    <p>Snapshot functionality belongs to the  <code>mapsjs-core</code> module of the API. 
      The <code>capture</code> method of the <code>H.Map</code> class takes as an argument callback 
      function that is executed when snapshot is ready, instance of <code>H.ui.UI</code> class 
      to add the scale bar to the output, and top/left <code>(50,50)</code>-bottom/right <code>(500,200)</code> coordinates to specify the area of the map to capture.</p>
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