I am trying to filter through my geojson polygons and get all data entries with a specific attribute.

I have a layer of polygons describing parks around the city parks.json. I want the user to click on a button and see parks that have picnic areas. I have GeoJson data in the following format:

{"type":"Feature", "geometry":{ "type":"Polygon", "coordinates":[[[long1, lat1],[long2, lat2],[long3, lat3]]]}, "properties": { "Playground": Yes, "Picnic":Yes, "ParkName":"Barr Lake", "ParkStatus":"Open"}

How do I retrieve all of the polygons where "Picnic" = "Yes" and map them?

I tried this with no luck:

var picnic_parks = $("parks.json").filter(' "picnic":"Yes" ').addTo(map);

  • How could I add this filter in this script: var featureLayer = L.geoJson(null, { filter: function(feature, layer) { return feature.geometry.coordinates[0] !== 0 && feature.geometry.coordinates[1] !== 0; }, pointToLayer: function (feature, latlng) { return L.marker(latlng, { title: feature.properties["status_title_github"], riseOnHover: true, icon: L.icon({ iconUrl: "assets/pictures/markers/cb0d0c.png", iconSize: [30, 40], iconAnchor: [15, 32] }) }); }, onEachFeature: function (feature, layer) { if (feature.properties) { layer.on({ click: function (e) { identifyFeature(L.stamp(layer)); highligh
    – Tanner A.
    Apr 10, 2018 at 15:54
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    – Fran Raga
    Apr 10, 2018 at 16:52

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The L.GeoJson class has a built in filter option that you can use to filter your data. Just pass it a function that will return true for the features you want to show:

var picnic_parks = L.geoJson(myJson, {filter: picnicFilter}).addTo(map);

function picnicFilter(feature) {
  if (feature.properties.Picnic === "Yes") return true

Here is a fiddle with a working example of this:


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    Great, this worked! However, I'm observing that I can't have two of these layers displaying at once--both picnic_parks and the complete data L.geoJson(myJson) won't be added to the map together. Is there a workaround? Apr 18, 2016 at 16:48
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    Hmm, you should have no problem adding layers with different (or no) filtering options from the same GeoJSON. In the jsfiddle, for example, if you add a second layer with var polyLayer2 = L.geoJson(myJson).addTo(map);, it will display both the filtered data and the original unfiltered data. How are you trying to show the complete data? Apr 18, 2016 at 16:58
  • I'm drawing the full data with L.geoJson(data,{style:myStyle}).addTo(map); }); . I can draw the layers separately but not together. Everything is similar to your example except I'm bringing in my .json with $.getJSON(parks.json) (it's a big file, too much to have in the code). I might have made an error there; might ask another question / play around some more. Thanks again, this was a big step forward for me. Apr 18, 2016 at 17:17

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