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OpenLayers 3 – Call for Funding

October 17th, 2012 by Tim Schaub · 9 Comments

We’re excited to be embarking on a major development effort towards OpenLayers 3. Previous posts have detailed our progress through two concentrated sprints. At this point, we’re confident in the new design and are ready to start porting over existing OpenLayers functionality. We intend for the new library to have the same breadth of functionality as OpenLayers 2 with improvements based on the 5+ year history of the project.

To support the development of OpenLayers 3, we’re kicking off a fundraiser. We’ve already received a generous contribution from a major government mapping agency, and are looking to raise an additional $250,000 by November 30.

OpenLayers 3 leverages the latest in browser advancements, with a full WebGL map renderer and a DOM/CSS based renderer where WebGL is not available. OpenLayers 3 will build on the vector rendering and editing functionality in the current version, supporting standards and community formats and protocols. The new version of the library will focus on performance, with a lightweight build optimized for mobile browsers, and usability, with an overhauled website and learning resource center. We’re excited to be giving OpenLayers a design and performance facelift while maintaining the breadth of functionality that OpenLayers users depend on.

Please get in touch at ( if you’re interesting in being involved.

Tags: Future

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 !i! // Oct 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

    For which details you need this amount of money? Are there any details of a roadmap or what ressources you will spend the money for?

  • 2 OpenLayers 3 – Call for Funding « Cesare Gerbino GIS Blog // Oct 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm

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  • 3 Cédric Moullet // Oct 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

    For smaller donations, has been setup.

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  • 5 huanliangWang // Nov 22, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Other issues.

    In IE10 Under. In the Grid.js file, OpenLayers out graph algorithms, the variable tileoffsetlon method initGriddedTiles (bounds) is wrong.The map zoom process, the external do whlie loop is not modified out the the internal do while loop tileoffsetlon variable.why?

  • 6 manolis // Nov 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

    i tried to donate $60 vi t,

    but got the error message “no able to finish transaction because the owner does not accept the payment” or similar…

  • 7 Laurie // Nov 24, 2012 at 2:29 am

    as per manolis’ comment paypal says
    “Your payment can’t be completed as one of the receivers can’t accept payments at this time”.

  • 8 Cédric Moullet // Nov 25, 2012 at 5:09 am should work now. Sorry…

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