So I have a JSON file displayed on my leaflet webmap. I would like to have it so a popup will appear when a feature is clicked. Right now it is a polygon feature. How do I call up information from the JSON file (Syriashape.json) so it can be displayed? The fields I would like to display are called "Sheet_Num" and "Date"

Currently, this is what I have:

// load GeoJSON from an external file
  // add GeoJSON layer to the map once the file is loaded
  L.geoJson(data).addTo(map).bindPopup("Attributes Popup Here");

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Look at the docs! You'll see that you need to define other callback methods on the L.geoJson object. Namely:

L.geoJson(data, {
   style: function (feature) {
       return {[style properties here};
   onEachFeature: function (feature, layer) {
       layer.bindPopup(feature.properties.Sheet_Num + </br> + feature.properties.Date);
  • Thanks for the guidance. Here was the final solution' // load GeoJSON from an external file $.getJSON("Syriashape.json",function(data){ // add GeoJSON layer to the map once the file is loaded L.geoJson(data, { style: function (feature) { return {}; }, onEachFeature: function (feature, layer) { layer.bindPopup(feature.properties.Sheet_Numb); } }).addTo(map); });'
    – Map Man
    Oct 2, 2015 at 18:29
  • Just want to point to this related answer, which might be needed if you only pass a feature.properties.MyNumericProperty and it turns out to be a number! The error message ("Argument 1 of Node.appendChild is not an object.") is not descriptive enough: gis.stackexchange.com/a/181799/4972 Jan 23, 2017 at 23:26

I just wanted to mention that column name where you are getting the strings for your popup box is CAPS SENSITIVE.

e.g. >>> Layer.bindPopup(feature.properties.Sheet_Num) <<<< Sheet_Num is capitalised. sheet_num will return an empty box.

:-) This stumped me for the last few hours!

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