I have a simple Leaflet map and I am trying to display multiple point layers. I know this question has been asked quite a few times and I have tried every single solution but didn't work.

I get valid GeoJSONs (valid because I can display them individually) from two URLs. I can load the layers in my map and the map.hasLayer() returns true for both layers. But the map only displays the last layer, the first layer is not displayed.

I have tried different HTTP calls using Axios, jQuery, and plain XMLHTTPRequest too but the same behavior.

Logging the JSONs to the console shows that one layer has 0 features even though I am using the same code to load the second layer.

layer 1 console log

Object { type: "FeatureCollection", features: [] }
features: Array []
type: "FeatureCollection"
<prototype>: Object { … }

layer 2 console log

Object { type: "FeatureCollection", features: (5427) […] }
features: Array(5427) [ {…}, {…}, {…}, … ]
type: "FeatureCollection"
<prototype>: Object { … }

Is Leaflet overwriting on the features of the first layer?

Here is my code:

BASECOORDS = [51.96236, 7.62571];

var TILE_URL = "https://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png";
var MB_ATTR = 'Map data &copy; <a href="http://openstreetmap.org">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors';
mymap = L.map('llmap').setView(BASECOORDS, 13);
L.tileLayer(TILE_URL, {attribution: MB_ATTR}).addTo(mymap);

var ParkingLayer = null;
var TransLayer = null;

findNearby = function () {
        function (geojsonPark) {
            ParkingLayer = L.geoJson(geojsonPark),
            return ParkingLayer

findNearby2 = function () {
        function (geojsonTrans) {
            TransLayer = L.geoJson(geojsonTrans),
            return TransLayer;
  • 2
    As you can see from the console log immediately after the first GeoJSON is read, GeoJSON is empty. There's obviously something wrong in the GeoJSON data.
    – TomazicM
    Aug 7, 2021 at 12:59
  • @TomazicM I thought about the same. But if I reverse the order of drawing layers, i.e. I call the findnearby2() function before findnearby(), the effect is reversed. In that case I can see the other layer and not this one.
    – akudekar
    Aug 7, 2021 at 22:48
  • And the worst part is the console shows 0 errors too.
    – akudekar
    Aug 7, 2021 at 22:52
  • What do you see in the network section of the browser debugger? What gets returned from GeoJSON retrieval calls?
    – TomazicM
    Aug 8, 2021 at 5:03
  • @TomazicM I did some more digging and the problem is, that the map is loaded before the layers can be drawn. If I refresh the page 2-3 times, the both layers are displayed. Is it possible to wait for the features to be loaded before loading the page?
    – akudekar
    Aug 8, 2021 at 9:59

1 Answer 1


I have 6 big GeoJSONs with 3000-4000 features each. I am running local version of PostgreSQL though. The GeoJSONs are not files, but PostGIS geometries and I convert them to GeoJSONs.

With setTimeout, I am now executing GeoJSON requests at different intervals and waiting for on request to be completed before executing the next query.

Now all the layers display correctly.

  • I edited answer to add info from comment.
    – TomazicM
    Aug 9, 2021 at 16:06

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