I am pretty new in working with Leaflet js and I have a polygon

var coords = layer.getLatLngs();
L.polygon(coords, { fillColor: 'red', fillOpacity: 0.5, weight: 20, color: 'red', opacity: 0.5, fill: true}).addTo(map);

and I need to add another polygon around it with an offset. I've tried using leaflet.polylineoffset, first with polyline

L.polyline(coords, { color: 'purple', weight: 2, opacity: 0.7, fill: false, offset: 10}).addTo(map);

but it didn't close properly

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Then, by using polygon,

L.polygon(coords, { color: 'purple', weight: 2, opacity: 0.7, fill: false, offset: 10, polygon: true }).addTo(map);

it draws one of the line on top of the other polygon

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Is there a way to add a polygon around an existing one with an offset?

  • What should be the offset unit: meters or pixels?
    – TomazicM
    Jun 22, 2022 at 14:38
  • @TomazicM both are good
    – LAffair
    Jun 22, 2022 at 14:41
  • But completely different in behavior. Pixel offset stays the same regardless of zoom, offset in meters visually changes with zoom.
    – TomazicM
    Jun 22, 2022 at 15:10
  • @TomazicM For the red polygon I'm changing the stroke weight when the zoom changes (to keep the size in meters) and I think meters would be best in this case
    – LAffair
    Jun 22, 2022 at 15:13
  • This is a "turfjs buffer" problem. Jun 22, 2022 at 15:48

1 Answer 1


One possible way to solve this is to actually use Leaflet.PolylineOffset plugin, with slight modification of plugin code (only one line):

joinLineSegments: function(segments, offset) {
    var joinedPoints = [];
    var first = segments[0];
    var last = segments[segments.length - 1];

    if (first && last) {
        forEachPair(segments, L.bind(function(s1, s2) {
            joinedPoints = joinedPoints.concat(this.joinSegments(s1, s2, offset));
        }, this));
        joinedPoints = joinedPoints.concat(this.joinSegments(last, first, offset));  // added line
//      joinedPoints.push(last.offset[1]);   // removed line

    return joinedPoints;

Example after this modification:

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