I am working on a Folium map and am trying to inject parts of the leaflet/js solution suggested in this thread in my code.

My map has already been initialized in Folium, so I don't want to initialize it again with Leaflet and create another map on top of the Folium map, but instead access the Folium map from the JavaScript code. How can I do this? I tried

var map=window.maps.leafletList[0].map.getCenter()

but this didn't work.

Another way I tried to solve it was to initialize a completely blank map in folium

m = folium.Map(crs='Simple', zoom_start=2, tiles=None)

and then initialize the map in Leaflet, but it seems that when I add markers in Folium later on, these are still placed on the 'blank' folium map underneath and not the Leaflet map that I added on top?

I am totally new to this.

  • Can I ask why you don’t just use leaflet? Instead of trying to mix the two? Folium is a “light-weight” Leaflet for Python /R. It generates all the calls and scripts for you. There are “plug-in” for Folium that add some of the Leaflet tools / features for you. Open your leaflet map in a text editor and look for yourself. Chances are you will be able to replicate it in Leaflet, with the full Leaflet capabilities. Aug 17, 2022 at 9:49
  • Thanks for the reply - my python/folium code is pretty much completed and this is an additional feature in my code I wanted to integrate, so instead of rewriting my whole code using leaflet/js I would prefer if there was a way to integrate it in my already existing python/folium code.
    – JoeMount
    Aug 17, 2022 at 10:44
  • You can access the leaflet in folium but its very hackish I would not advise this. You are better off just bulding it from pure leaflet or look into ipyleaflet which has greater interactivity with user
    – ziggy
    Aug 17, 2022 at 13:06
  • I'll give it a try with ipyleaflet, thanks for the tip!
    – JoeMount
    Aug 20, 2022 at 9:31

1 Answer 1


You can manipulate javascript with:

from folium.elements import *

my_js = '''
console.log('here add your code javascript')


where m is the variable of map folium. Too you can invoke a file .js or .css:


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