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Update from FOSS4G

October 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

We’ve seen a good bit of OpenLayers activity at the conference so far.  Last night, a crowd of 25 or so gathered at the OpenLayers Birds of a Feather session.  It was a good opportunity to hear how people were using the library in their applications.  We got plenty of suggestions on ways to improve […]

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Tags: Conferences · Features

Snap & Split

March 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We’ve been advancing the editing capabilities of OpenLayers with each release since the initial inclusion of the vector feature rendering in 2.4.  The upcoming 2.8 release will bring two new enhancements that I’m particularly excited about: snapping and splitting. The snapping example demonstrates some of the configuration options of the snapping agent.  This control can […]

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Tags: Features · Release · Vector

Cambridge Sprint Recap

August 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last week, a number of OpenLayers developers gathered in Cambridge, MA to push towards a 2.7 release. Erik Uzureau and Chris Schmidt from MetaCarta hosted. Andreas Hocevar, Sebastian Benthall, Tim Coulter, and I went from the OpenGeo team. Closing tickets against 2.7 was our main objective, and we managed to get a handful of cool […]

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Tags: Features · Future

GeoJSON 1.0 Release

June 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

From the GeoJSON mailing list: The GeoJSON Authors are proud to announce the finalization of the GeoJSON 1.0 Specification. Representing more than a year’s worth of community discussion and development, the GeoJSON specification describes an easy to use, extensible format for transferring geographic data over the web. With support in more than 20 different applications, […]

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Tags: Features

Vector Behavior

April 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Since 2.6 is almost here, I thought it was time to look to the future again. OpenLayers currently packs a lot into its Layer classes. This is handy. It also makes it a bit hard to reuse parts of the library in areas that the original developer might not have anticipated. We’ve been improving on […]

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Tags: Features · Future · Vector

Smooth Navigation II (Google Style)

March 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you’ve considered using the Google Layer in OpenLayers but decided against it because of that annoying flicker and weirdly jerky and sluggish drag-panning, have another look. Google started exporting a getDragObject in version 2.93. This was exactly what we needed, and it let us ditch the obfuscated non-API methods that we were relying on […]

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Tags: Features

Smooth Navigation

March 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

The upcoming 2.6 release will have a couple of nice visual enhancements for map navigation. The first is a map.panTo method which uses easing methods to slide the map to a new center. The second is layer transitions, which (in their current form) resize existing tiles while waiting for new tiles to load – giving […]

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Tags: Features

New in OpenLayers 2.5

September 1st, 2007 · 5 Comments

After almost two weeks of work on OpenLayers, 2.5 featureset is finally starting to come together: Although we have 22 tickets open, only 3 lack patches, and only 12 are not ready and waiting for code review. Thanks to Tim Schaub and Erik Uzureau for their tireless efforts on this front. I think Tim might […]

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Tags: Features