I've been trying to get some GeoJSON polygon data to show up on a Leaflet map, but the endpoint I'm fetching the data from answers to the format /api/{z}/{x}/{y}.geojson. Leaflet has support for GeoJSON (as well as slicing GeoJSON via the VectorGrid plugin) but only takes Slippy Map tiles in png format, like:

L.tileLayer('https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/{id}/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={accessToken}', {
  attribution: 'Map data &copy; <a href="http://openstreetmap.org">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors, <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC-BY-SA</a>, Imagery © <a href="http://mapbox.com">Mapbox</a>',
  maxZoom: 18,
  id: 'mapbox.streets',
  accessToken: <access token>

What's the best way to read in GeoJSON from a tile endpoint like this in Leaflet?


Looks like you are looking for the Leaflet GeoJSON Tile Layer plugin:

Renders GeoJSON tiles on an L.GeoJSON layer.

[…] shows how to render a GeoJSON Tile Layer for a tile endpoint at http://tile.example.com/{z}/{x}/{y}.json

There are also many other Leaflet plugins that might fit your need.

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  • Thanks for your answer! While this technically works, it's been deprecated past Leaflet 1.0.0 (or at least, I couldn't get it to work on Leaflet latest, but 0.7.x worked without a problem). I was hoping that there was a newer tiling plugin that could handle it. – Shyam Pinnipati Mar 16 '18 at 17:32
  • If you can provide a public tile source for test, maybe we could have a look. – ghybs Mar 16 '18 at 20:34
  • FWIW I have published a Proof of Concept of a plugin version for Leaflet 1+ in the plugin repo issue #39 – ghybs Mar 23 '18 at 10:14
  • Nice! Shame you can't find a proper tileserver to test it out on though... I was using a private tileserver when I encountered this issue, so I unfortunately can't share it. – Shyam Pinnipati Mar 24 '18 at 0:07

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