I am new to leaflet & its geojson features.

I am trying to test leaflet's functionalities and have built a map and its layer:

var map = new L.map('map', {scrollWheelZoom:true, doubleClickZoom:true, boxZoom:true, zoomControl:true});
var osmTiles = new L.TileLayer('http://localhost/googleapi/images/image1/tiles/{z}_{x}_{y}.png', {
maxZoom: 7,     minZoom: 3

Now i want to draw a second layer (geoJson) upon it with a marker, so following the tutorila (cloudmate):

var geojsonLayer = new L.GeoJSON();
var geojsonFeature = {
"type": "Feature",
"properties": {
    "name": "Coors Field",
    "amenity": "Baseball Stadium",
    "popupContent": "This is where the Rockies play!"
"geometry": {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [83.06877, -156.35742]

I am testing in my local PC (have not installed node + built leaflet) so maybe i am missing something.

1 Answer 1


You have to add the geojsonLayer to your leaflet map like you did with your tile layer with .addTo(map)

  • thanks! i have added geojson layer to map but the problem was wrong coordinates, since geojson uses inverse sequence for declaring coordinates (???) than leaflet... So the points did exist but i could not locate them.
    – thanili
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 13:52
  • I'm fairly new myself and what I do is create all of my features and attributes with QGIS and then save as a geojson file, (EPSG:4326). Havent had a problem yet.
    – geomajor56
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 14:22
  • Try setting attribute tms: true
    – Scro
    Commented Nov 10, 2012 at 17:39

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