December 2021

Using Georeferenced Layers in geojson.io

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

View a Brief layers list or Where to Find 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 map 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 layers list or read Where to Find 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. (Hint: In the layers list box, make sure your named layer is ticked).
    geojson.io interface showing georeferenced map added

View related pages:

How to find URLs of georeferenced layers:

View our Guide to re-using georeferenced maps.

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