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OpenLayers 3.x Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Peter J. Langley, Antonio Santiago Perez
Book Image

OpenLayers 3.x Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Peter J. Langley, Antonio Santiago Perez

Overview of this book

OpenLayers 3 is one of the most important and complete open source JavaScript mapping libraries today. Throughout this book, you will go through recipes that expose various features of OpenLayers 3, allowing you to gain an insight into building complex GIS web applications. You will get to grips with the basics of creating a map with common functionality and quickly advance to more complicated solutions that address modern challenges. You will explore into maps, raster and vector layers, and styling in depth. This book also includes problem solving and how-to recipes for the most common and important tasks.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
OpenLayers 3.x Cookbook Second Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Using OpenStreetMap imagery

OpenStreetMap ( is built by an open community of mappers who contribute and maintain geospatial data. This means that even you and I can get involved if we want to! This data is openly available to the public as long as you provide credit to OpenStreetMap and its contributors.

In earlier recipes, we only took a look at the standard layer type from OpenStreetMap, but there are many, many more layer styles that have been created on top of the OpenStreetMap data. We will show you three different OpenStreetMap sources: Humanitarian OSM, MapQuest Open, and Transport Dark OSM.

The preceding map shows the Transport Dark OpenStreetMap layer style from Andy Allen. The source code for this recipe can be found in ch02/ch02-openstreetmap/.

How to do it…

Let's produce this recipe using the steps outlined as follows:

  1. Create the HTML page with OpenLayers dependencies, jQuery and jQuery UI. In particular, split the page into two sections for the map...