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TileJSON integration for Leaflet, with extension for local projections using Proj4Leaflet


leaflet-tilejson adds support for the TileJSON specification to the Leaflet map client.

For extra fun and possibility of future profit, leaflet-tilejson also supports an extension to the TileJSON specification, which allows other projections than spherical-mercator. This extension requires Proj4Leaflet and Proj4js as extra dependencies.

var osmTileJSON = {
    "tilejson": "2.0.0",
    "name": "OpenStreetMap",
    "description": "A free editable map of the whole world.",
    "version": "1.0.0",
    "attribution": "© OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA",
    "scheme": "xyz",
    "tiles": [
    "minzoom": 0,
    "maxzoom": 18,
    "bounds": [ -180, -85, 180, 85 ],
    "center": [ 11.9, 57.7, 8 ]
var map = L.TileJSON.createMap('map', osmTileJSON);

This is, as everything else, a work in progress. Current known limitations are:

  • No support for UTFGrid interaction. Mostly because Leaflet does not currently support UTFGrid.
  • Only the first tile URL specified is used. The method for specifying this in the TileJSON specification and in Leaflet differs in ways that makes it hard to implement in the general case.
  • Bounds are not used.