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What is Geojson?

GeoJSON is a format for encoding a variety of geographic data structures. A GeoJSON object may represent a geometry, a feature, or a collection of features.

GeoJSON supports the following geometry types:

3) Polygon
4) MultiPoint
5) MultiLineString
6) MultiPolygon

Example code structure for Geojson:

  "type": "Feature",
  "geometry": {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [125.6, 10.1]
  "properties": {
    "name": "Dinagat Islands"

The main use for Geojson is used to creating a maps.

GeoJSON is supported by numerous mapping and GIS software packages, including OpenLayers, Leaflet, MapServer,Geoforge software, GeoServer, GeoDjango, GDAL, Safe Software FME, and CartoDB.

It is also possible to use GeoJSON with PostGIS and Mapnik, both of which handle the format via the GDAL OGR conversion library. Bing Maps, Yahoo! and Google also support GeoJSON in their API services.

The Google Maps Javascript API v3 directly supports the integration of GeoJSON data layers as of March 19, 2014.

GitHub also supports GeoJSON rendering and Potrace GeoJSON export.

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posted Jan 19, 2015 by Pardeep Kohli

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D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data.

Using D3 we can create a map.D3 provides API for creating a map.

It provides may ways creating methods.

Some of the methods

  • d3.geoAiry()
  • d3.geoAlbers()
  • d3.geoArmadillo() 
  • d3.geoAugust()
  • d3.geoAzimuthalEqualArea()
  • d3.geoAzimuthalEquidistant()
  • d3.geoBerghaus() 
  • d3.geoBoggs()
  • d3.geoBottomley() 
  • d3.geoChamberlinAfrica() 
  • d3.geoConicConformal() 
  • d3.geoConicEquidistant()
  • d3.geoCraster()
  • d3.geoCylindricalEqualArea()
  • d3.geoCylindricalStereographic()​

Example Code for Creatiing Map in D3 Using countries.geo.json



<svg id="map">

Javascript Code 

    var width = 1200;
    var height = 800;

    var elm ='#map')

    var projection = d3.geoAzimuthalEqualArea().scale(130);

    var path = d3.geoPath().projection(projection);

    var graticule = d3.geoGraticule();

    .attr("class", "graticule")
    .attr("d", path);

    d3.json("./assets/json/countries.geo.json", function (data) {

            .attr("transform", function(d) {
                var p = projection(d3.geoCentroid(d));
                return "translate("+p+")";



Output Screen for above code:

Video Tutorial for MAP Creation​