I've a problem loading GeoJSON data into Leaflet map using getJSON. None of the GeoJSON data is displaying. The basemap & two circles are showing so it looks like Leaflet is working as expected. Both of these files are local & in the same folder.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>Base 1_71</title>
        <meta charset="utf-8" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/dist/leaflet.css"/>
        <script src="https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/dist/leaflet.js"></script>
        <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.2.4.js"></script>
    <script src="osmtogeojson.js"></script>
            body {padding: 0;margin: 0;}
            html, body, #map {height: 100%;width: 100%;}
        <div id="map"></div>
            var osm = new L.TileLayer('https://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {opacity: 0.7});
            var map = L.map('map').setView([51.3718,-2.3460], 14).addLayer(osm);
                    var Radius = 2000
            L.circle([51.3813864, -2.3596963], {radius: Radius,opacity: .5,fillOpacity: 0}).addTo(map);

            $.getJSON("TTCircuitWays.geojson", function (data) {
            L.geoJson(data, {
                color: 'red',
                weight: 3,
                opacity: 1,
        L.circle([51.3823864, -2.3596963], {radius: Radius,opacity: 1,fillOpacity: 0}).addTo(map);

Geojson data:

  "type": "FeatureCollection",
  "generator": "overpass-ide",
  "copyright": "The data included in this document is from www.openstreetmap.org. The data is made available under ODbL.",
  "timestamp": "2021-06-08T18:49:49Z",
  "features": [
      "type": "Feature",
      "properties": {
        "@id": "relation/4137412"
      "geometry": {
        "type": "MultiLineString",
        "coordinates": [[[-2.3659215,51.3822893],[-2.3581637,51.3829442]],[[-2.3567509,51.3834819],[-2.357133,51.3833276],[-2.3576093,51.3831429],[-2.3576622,51.3831224],[-2.3581637,51.3829442]],[[-2.3521667,51.3852626],[-2.3518664,51.3854071],[-2.3518386,51.3854365],[-2.3518186,51.3854736],[-2.3517752,51.3855541]]

What's strange is that this & other examples I've written worked a couple of years ago and even internet examples such as this one fail: http://www.gistechsolutions.com/leaflet/DEMO/Simple/indexMap1.html

  • Loading map from server or from file system? Any errors in the browser debugger console and/or network section?
    – TomazicM
    Commented Jun 9, 2021 at 6:40
  • Looks like an axis order issue to me - or does leaflet use a lat/lon order by default?
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Jun 9, 2021 at 7:47
  • 1
    @IanTurton In API calls Leaflet uses lat/lon order by default, see for example leafletjs.com/reference-1.7.1.html#latlng. GeoJSON data retains standard lon/lat coordinate order.
    – TomazicM
    Commented Jun 9, 2021 at 9:25

1 Answer 1


Your GeoJSON loads just fine for me. Are you making sure to load your script through a server (e.g. using Python http.server)? Could be a CORS issue if you're trying to load the GeoJSON locally.

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  • Yes Looking at the console as @TomazicM suggested, it looks like it's a 'CORS' issue. Turn off privacy.file_unique_origin in Firefox as described here: & it loads. I'm confused as to why FF thinks there's a security risk loading from my local hard drive but allows download of data from a remote server. As this is just for my usage is setting up an http:server the best/simplest way forward or is it safe for me to keep privacy check off?
    – DaveF
    Commented Jun 9, 2021 at 21:37
  • I would avoid turning off that privacy option, setting up a Python server is simple enough, you just need to make sure your file is named index.html and Python does the rest!
    – 15Step
    Commented Jun 10, 2021 at 15:20
  • Thanks. I'm having problems setting up the server. I've posted a separate question Here. If you have a minute I'd appreciate any help.
    – DaveF
    Commented Jun 10, 2021 at 16:31

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