I remove the layers with map.removeLayer("clusters"); but got this error

evented.js:111 The layer 'clusters' does not exist in the map's style and cannot be queried for features.

as I have map.on('click', 'clusters', function (e) { ... event. So how to remove this?

  • I have a similar question. So I have: window.onClick = function (e) {...} map.on('click', 'driver001', onClick); and map.on('click', 'driver002', onClick); and when I try to remove these event listeners with: map.off('click', 'driver001', onClick); and map.off('click', 'driver002', onClick); if only removes the event listeners from the last layer created is there anyway to remove the event listener from both layers? Thanks
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    Nov 16, 2018 at 16:13
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2 Answers 2


First split out the click function so it can be referenced on it's own:

function onClick(e) {...}

Then register your on click with:

map.on('click', 'clusters', onClick);

Then just before you removeLayer, remove the event listener with

map.off('click', 'clusters', onClick);

See also https://www.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/api/#map#off.


I have done it in React. I was trying something similar and come accross this thread. So in my case I wanted to remove an on click listener which would add some custom markers. Here is how I did it (for testing):

Attributes in File

const map = useRef(null);

map.current.on('click', (event) => addMarkerOnClick(event));
setTimeout(() => {
  map.current.off('click', (event) => addMarkerOnClick(event));
}, 5000)

The above was how I had my code initially, it WONT work.

    map.current.on('click', addMarkerOnClick);
    setTimeout(() => {
      map.current.off('click', addMarkerOnClick);
    }, 5000)

That's the solution.

For none React users, I suggest this:

// Attributes
let map = null

    map.on('click', addMarkerOnClick);
    setTimeout(() => {
      map.off('click', addMarkerOnClick);
    }, 5000)

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