Chrillewoodz Chrillewoodz - 1 year ago 110
AngularJS Question

Unable to make a $http.get request to a local JSON file using Angular

I'm making a weather application where I need to grab a local JSON file from within my controller and then do stuff with the data. However, I can't get a local

request to work for some reason. What should I do?

This is my current code:

var weatherApp = angular.module('weatherApp', []);

weatherApp.controller('weatherCtrl', function ($scope, $http) {
$scope.cities = [],
$scope.getCities = (function() {
$http.get('http://localhost:81/Webb/angular projekt/jsons/cities.json')
.success(function(data, status, headers, config) {

.error(function(data, status, headers, config) {

Which gives me this error:

SyntaxError: Unexpected token { angular.js:11598
at Object.parse (native)
at oc (
at Yb (
at s (
at Yc (
at c (
at l.$eval (
at l.$digest (

I also tried using
but that throws this error:

Cross origin requests are only supported for protocol schemes: http, data, chrome-extension, https, chrome-extension-resource.

Making a get request to an external resource works fine, but whenever I do it locally things just doesn't seem to work.

The JSON file I'm trying to get looks like this:

{"cities": {

city: "Stockholm",
latitud: "59",
longitud: "18",
id: "sthlm"
city: "Göteborg",
latitud: "58",
longitud: "12",
id: "gbg"
city: "Malmö",
latitud: "55",
longitud: "13",
id: "malmo"
city: "Umeå",
latitud: "63",
longitud: "20",
id: "umea"

Answer Source

On your local file you're getting a JSON parsing exception because your JSON is severely malformed. Try this format instead:

    "cities": [
            "city": "Stockholm",
            "latitud": "59",
            "longitud": "18",
            "id": "sthlm"
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