When I add two layers to a Leaflet map (a basemap and a Geoserver WMS), the basemap disappers. But when its tiling, it can be seen for a moment.

What's the problem? Maybe it's due to the transparency or to the zIndex?

This is the basemap (OSM)

L.tileLayer('http://{s}.tile.osm.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {
        attribution: '&copy; <a href="http://osm.org/copyright">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors',
        zIndex: 2

and this is the Geoserver WMS

var wmsLayer = L.tileLayer.wms('', {
    layers: 'varymaps:badacstur',
    transparent: true,
    zIndex: 1

You are giving a zIndex to the basemap with a superior value than the WMS layer, my guess is that's what causing this problem, you should invert the z-indexes

basemap : zIndex: 1;

WMS layer: zIndex: 2;


If you're not specifying a format option in your L.TileLayer.WMS, the default of JPEG format is used - a image format that does not support transparency.

  • I used format: 'image/png', transparent: true, – Hadh Jul 14 '16 at 12:06

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