For some reason my basic polygon, which I've verified on geojsonlint.com, won't display correctly on the map. Looks like a projection issue, but I can't determine what I missed. I'll paste the code below, and here is the jsFiddle:


    var geoJSON = {
  'type': 'Feature',
  'properties': {
    'id': 'shape'
  'geometry': {
    'type': 'Polygon',
    'coordinates': [[

var map = new ol.Map({
    target: 'map',
    layers: [
        new ol.layer.Tile({
            source: new ol.source.OSM()
        new ol.layer.Vector({
          source: new ol.source.Vector({
            features: (new ol.format.GeoJSON({
              featureProjection: 'EPSG:3857'
          style: new ol.style.Style({
            stroke: new ol.style.Stroke({
              color: 'rgba(29, 130, 29, 1)',
              width: 2
            fill: new ol.style.Fill({
              color: 'rgba(0, 255, 0, 0.45)'
    view: new ol.View({
        center: ol.proj.fromLonLat([0,0]),
        zoom: 1,
        projection: 'EPSG:3857'
  • Well the coordinates of your polygon appear to be in decimal degrees, and EPSG:3857 uses metres as its unit, so it appears your are missing a reprojection. – nmtoken Sep 8 '16 at 7:39
  • It was my understanding (from the geoJSON data provider) that geoJSON only supported 4326, so I did so more reading, and I found out my problem! You are correct, and I provided the options to convert it to 3857, but I put the projection options in the wrong spot! (the ol.format.GeoJSON constructor vs the readFeatures method. I'll detail in my answer below. – Jared Holmberg Sep 8 '16 at 11:40

Figured it out--I was putting the projection mapping in the wrong spot. Should be in the readFeatures method, not the ol.format.GeoJSON constructor.

      source: new ol.source.Vector({
        features: (new ol.format.GeoJSON()).readFeatures(geoJSON, {
            dataProjection: 'EPSG:4326',
          featureProjection: 'EPSG:3857'

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