The following JSFiddle uses Leaflet and leaflet geocoder control search plugin.

Code below


<div id="map"></div>


        #map {
        height: 100%;
        position: absolute;
        right: 0;


var areaOne = "geojson";
var areaTwo = "geojson";

function clickZoom(e) {

const areaOneGeo = L.geoJson(areaOne, {style: styleAlberta, onEachFeature: infoWindow});
const areaTwoGeo = L.geoJson(areaTwo, {style: styleAlberta, onEachFeature: infoWindow});
/* Step 1 + 2 */

/* Step 3 */
const map = L.map('map', {
    center: [50.8, -110],
    zoom: 4.5,
    layers: [areaOneGeo, areaTwoGeo]   

/* tile Layer */
const tiles = L.tileLayer('https://tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {
                maxZoom: 19,
                attribution: '&copy; <a href="http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright">OpenStreetMap</a>'

/* geocoder */          
L.Control.geocoder({collapsed: false, placeholder:"Search Any ZipCode, Address, City, or County"}).addTo(map);

/* geojson Style */
function styleAlberta(feature, layer) {
    return {
        fillColor: feature.properties.COLOR,
        weight: 1,
        opacity: 1,
        color: feature.properties.COLOR,
        dashArray: '0',
        fillOpacity: 0.8

/* InfoWindow Content */

  function infoWindow(feature, layer) {
    var infoWindowBubble = layer.bindPopup(
        "<b>COLOR:</b> " + feature.properties.COLOR + "<br />" +
        "<b>INCOME:</b> " + feature.properties.INCOME + "<br />"

If you search "Calgary" the marker lands and popup opens Nominatim based results containing:

Alberta Canada

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But if you click on the polygon on which the marker has landed another popup opens taking data from GeoJSON containing:

COLOR: #09cb97
INCOME: 140668

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How can I make the search marker open the GeoJSON-based popup, So that it looks like this: enter image description here

I can't find any examples or support threads addressing this in any way.


1 Answer 1


There are a few things to be taken care of to achieve desired result of opening default GeoJSON layer popup at the location of Geocoder search result:

  • Default Geocoder result marker has to be turned off with the defaultMarkGeocode: false.
  • Custom event processing function for processing Geocoder 'markgeocode' search result event has to be defined. Function receives search location center in the evt.geocode.center event property.
  • Click event has to be fired on feature/layer in GeoJSON layers. This has to be exact feature/layer that contains search location. This feature can be found with the help of leaflet-pip plugin.

So relevant part of the code could finally look something like this:

var geocoder = L.Control.geocoder({
  defaultMarkGeocode: false,
  collapsed: false,
  placeholder:"Search Any ZipCode, Address, City, or County"

geocoder.on('markgeocode', function(evt) {
  var latLng = L.latLng([evt.geocode.center.lat, evt.geocode.center.lng]);
  var layers = leafletPip.pointInLayer(latLng, areaOneGeo);
  if (layers.length == 0) {
    layers = leafletPip.pointInLayer(latLng, areaTwoGeo);
  if (layers.length > 0) {
    layers[0].fire('click', {
      latlng: latLng

Sample of code in action:

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  • Wow! Ty so much, this works!
    – Discover
    Commented Apr 2 at 15:42

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