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OpenLayers 3.0.0-alpha.2

June 28th, 2013 by Eric Lemoine · 1 Comment

We’ve just tagged 3.0.0-alpha.2. Some of the highlights of this 2nd alpha release include:


  • Add a WKT parser. The parser supports both write and read.
  • Add write support to the GeoJSON parser.
  • Add OGC Filter parser.


  • Improve the performance of the vector canvas renderer.
  • Improve canvas rendering of vector data (by not using a fixed tile grid)
  • Add basic support for text symbolizers.
  • Add a skeleton for WebGL vector support.

API changes:

  • Rename the projection package from ol.projection to ol.proj.
  • Change ol.Size to an array.
  • Add addControl and removeControl methods to the map.

Interesting examples (new or improved):

See also the examples index page, and the API doc.

Expect more alpha releases to come! We hope to release alphas every two weeks for some time, keeping the community up-to-date with progress.

Big thanks to those who already contribute to ol3!

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