I have problem in zoom fitting the selected polygon of WMS Layer. For example, I have a World shapefile. I make a dropdown menu for country names, I did when I choose a country from dropdown menu only that polygon shown on map. But this selected polygon is not zoomed automatically.

When it is selected, I want it to zoom automatically. How can it be done?

I tried to implement L.wmsImage method of "Leaflet-geoserver-request" plugin for solving my problem, for the reference https://github.com/iamtekson/leaflet-geoserver-request. But not get any result, following is my sample code:

var wmsImage = L.Geoserver.wmsImage("http://localhost:8080/geoserver/hindi_wrkspc/wms",{
    wmsLayers: ["hindi_wrkspc:country",],
    wmsCQL_FILTER: ["country_name =='India'" ],
    wmsStyle: ["hindi_wrkspc:country",],
    format: "image/png",
    wmsId: "wmsImage",
    width: 600,
    height: 600,
    transparent: true,

When I run it, there is no error showing in console as well as not get any result. How can I solve my problem?

  • does gis.stackexchange.com/a/55233/79 help?
    – Ian Turton
    Nov 16, 2021 at 11:29
  • Looking at docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/tutorials/cql/…, it appears that the CQL filter doesn't handle any particular zooming, rather it just shows or hides data. So what you have is expected behaviour. If you want to zoom I think you'll need to hold the BBOX for the countries, and then supply that as the BBOX for the GetMap request
    – nmtoken
    Nov 16, 2021 at 11:45
  • @nmtoken yes sir I read your suggested document "docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/tutorials/cql" . For zooming selected polygon I used "Leaflet-geoserver-request" plugin, here is the link for plugin github.com/iamtekson/leaflet-geoserver-request. In this plugin L.geoserver.wmsImage() method is used for Zooming to desired location, implement it in my code but didn't get any success. Nov 16, 2021 at 12:18
  • @Ian Turton - Sir it is helpful. But I need to to do it as wms not as wfs. Your solution is done on wfs layer. I want solution for wms Layer. I want to automatically zoomfit the polygon of wms layer which is selected. Nov 18, 2021 at 6:55
  • A WMS service returns a picture of the data you can not reliably extract meaningful information from it - if you require actual data you must use a WFS or WCS endpoint to fetch actual data.
    – Ian Turton
    Nov 18, 2021 at 12:04

1 Answer 1


1- Why do you use L.geoserver.wmsImage instead of leaflet WMS?


2- You can use GetFeatureInfo WMS request at first and fetch the geom. Afterwards you can fit the bbox and wmsImage if you need the image.


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