We've begun the development effort to make the next major version of OpenLayers a reality. OpenLayers 3 is a comprehensive rewrite of the library, targeting the latest in HTML5 and CSS3 features. The library will continue to have broad support for projections, standard protocols, and editing functionality from OpenLayers 2.x. The new version of the library will focus on performance improvements, lighter builds, prettier visual components, an improved API, and more. Some of the major highlights are:
If you’ve used OpenLayers in the past, if you’re using it in production deployments, or if you may use it in the future, please consider contributing to our collaborative funding effort. We are aiming to raise $350,000, to fully fund OpenLayers 3.0 in one shot. Contributing right now is the most effective time to help OpenLayers. Kickstarter-style campaign is running at http://www.indiegogo.com/ol3, read our blog post to know more about it. Any amount will help but if you are able to give $5,000 or more we’re offering a number of different ‘perks’ to help make it easier to contribute:
These packages will be delivered by companies employing OpenLayers committers. For more information please email
ol3-funding [at] googlegroups.com.
Releases are made available on the downloads page. The code is also available in our Git repository. With a clone of the Git repository, you can keep up with the latest and contribute patches to OpenLayers.