I have got a leaflet map with Geojson layers : enter image description here

I use jquery Autocomplete to search an entity by name or id, I have no problem with that. I need your help because I'm not able to refer to a specific point in my layer (without a click on the map). Ideally, I would zoom in on it and open a popup.

Here is my code for loading Geojson markers :

var markers = L.markerClusterGroup({showCoverageOnHover: false,disableClusteringAtZoom: 9});
        var points_rand = L.geoJson(points, {
            onEachFeature: function (feature, layer) //functionality on click on feature
                    //ARRAY FOR AUTOCOMPLETE
                    musees_names_array.push(feature.properties.nom_musee, feature.properties.id);
                    //ARRAY KEY VALUE
                    musees_key_value[feature.properties.nom_musee] = feature.properties.id;

                var title_ = "<p class = \"leaf_title\">"+feature.properties.nom_musee+"</p>";
                var subtitle = "";
                var ouverture = "";
                if(feature.properties.site_web != null ){
                    subtitle +="<b>Site web : </b>"
                    +"<a href=\"http://"+feature.properties.site_web+"\">"+feature.properties.site_web+"</a></br>";
                if(feature.properties.periode_ouverture != null ){
                    subtitle +="<b>Horaires : </b>"
                    +" <div class = \"leaf_ouverture\">"+feature.properties.periode_ouverture+"</div></br>";
                    title_ + subtitle + ouverture

After a research with Autocomplete I have a function with the id selected but I don't know how zoom on a specific marker :

$(function() {
        minLength: 3,
        select: function( event, ui ) {
                var id_musee = musees_key_value[ui.item.value];// ID selected
                //HERE IS MY PROBLEM
                //I would like something like :
                // map.fitBounds(SPECIFIC_MARKER.getBounds());


I did some research like trigger event leaflet but without success,

1 Answer 1


Make a hash inside the onEachFeature function:

musees_layers[feature.properties.nom_musee] = musees_layers[feature.properties.id] = layer;

Then just use it in autocomplete select event:

select: function( event, ui ) {
    var layer = musees_layers[ui.item.value];

    //for markers
    map.setView(layer.getLatLng(), DEFAULT_ZOOM);

    //for polygons/polylines
  • Thanks for this issue ! I have now a new problem, some layers (polygon) don't a "_leaflet_id" property. entity_key_dep[feature.properties.code_dept] = layer._leaflet_id; console.log(layer._leaflet_id);
    – Benno
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 13:01
  • I have got sometimes "undefined" and sometimes a correct leaflet id in firebug ....
    – Benno
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 13:03
  • 1
    Use function L.stamp(layer) - it adds internal Leaflet's ID to the layer (which you can see as _leaflet_id property) and returns that ID. Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 13:27

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