I am slowly getting to grips with OpenLayers v4.6.5 - I have pop-ups which pop-up - but now I'm attempting to get information into the pop-ups.

Here is the code I am using - I have vector items on my map - a mixture of GeoJSON, from local files, and points from coordinates in the code.

I can open the pop-ups, but all I get is 'undefined.'

//Popup on Pointermove

map.on('pointermove', function (event) {

    let layer;
    const feature = map.forEachFeatureAtPixel(
      function (feature) {
        return feature;
        layerFilter: function (name) {
          layer = name;
          return true;
    if (feature) {  
        var coordinate = event.coordinate;
        var name1 = feature.get('name');
        var desk1 = feature.get('description');
        // text written inside the popup
        content.innerHTML = '<b>'+name1+'<br>'+desk1+'</b>';

  • Are you sure your GeoJSON features have properties name and description? And that you have set those properties for your point features you create in your code?
    – TomazicM
    Commented Mar 28, 2023 at 12:01
  • Here is the code from one of GeoJSON files: { "type": "FeatureCollection", "name": "Points", "crs": { "type": "name", "properties": { "name": "urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84" } }, "features": [ { "type": "Feature", "properties": { "Name": "Parking Spot", "description": "This is where I like to park my car", "timestamp": null, "begin": null, "end": null, "altitudeMode": null, "tessellate": -1, "extrude": 0, "visibility": -1, "drawOrder": null, "icon": null }, "geometry": { "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 176.99322, -37.952508 ] } } ] } Commented Mar 28, 2023 at 21:44

1 Answer 1


I didn't have 'name' and 'description' for the points I had added to the script, so I added in the code for 'name and 'description':

const Whakatane = new ol.Feature({
geometry: new ol.geom.Point (
    name: 'Whakatane',
    description: 'Largest Town'

I didn't do anything to the the other features, but suddenly the pop-up code is working for all features.

I did notice that having two features in the same pixel causes only one set of information to appear - I'm wondering if the 'undefined' pop-ups were obscuring the others.

There is case sensitivity between 'Name' and 'name' - so some 'or' code is required.

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