October 2022

Using Georeferenced Layers in geojson.io

This guide explains how to add georeferenced maps to geojson.io as XYZ tilesets.

View a Brief georeferenced layers list or How to find all georeferenced layer URLs (in our Explore Georeferenced Maps viewer).

Adding XYZ Tilesets in geojson.io

  1. Go to geojson.io
  2. From the menu select Meta > Add raster tile layer.
    geojson.io interface showing where to find add map layer
  3. A new dialog box should appear. Enter your map's XYZ URL and press OK. Currently, geojson.io will only add georeferenced maps with a URL ending in /{z}/{x}/{y}.png or /{z}/{x}/{y}.jpg. - in other words, not those with a {-y} parameter. If you are interested in adding maps with a {-y} parameter please contact us at maps@nls.uk.

    To find URLs view our Brief georeferenced layers list or read How to find all georeferenced layer URLs (in our Explore Georeferenced Maps viewer).
    geojson.io interface showing add XYZ URL dialog box
  4. In the dialog box, add a Layer name and press OK.
    geojson.io interface showing add layer name dialog box
  5. Your georeferenced map should now be added to your project with its name added to the layers panel at the bottom of the screen (circled in red below). You can toggle its display by choosing other map layers in the layer list panel.
    geojson.io interface showing georeferenced map added

View related Guides:

How to find URLs of georeferenced layers:

View our Re-using georeferenced maps guides.

If you have further suggestions or comments on this guide, please contact us at maps@nls.uk.