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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Vector'
March 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments
June 23rd, 2008 · 5 Comments
Following up on the paging strategy, I’ve put together a cluster strategy as an alternative for managing large numbers of (potentially coincident) features. The cluster strategy intercepts batches of features before they are added to a layer. It caches all features, creates points that represent clusters of features, and sends the clusters to the layer [...]
June 20th, 2008 · No Comments
In a previous post, I wrote a bit about how we were starting to improve vector layer behavior. That work has been chugging along in a couple sandboxes. We had a dev talk some time ago about allowing multiple strategies on a single layer. Today I put together an implementation of that idea with a [...]
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 [...]
April 22nd, 2007 · No Comments
OpenLayers supports something called Build Profiles. These allow you to build a single file OpenLayers.js which contains all the code you need and only the code you need. In order to target a minimal changeset for OpenLayers 2.4, we’ve added an additional profile, ‘full’, which contains the OpenLayers Vector changes. These changes increase the library [...]
March 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment
Recently, a mailing list post on the Dev list asked where we had gotten the awesome Vector Drawing icons from. I’d like to publicly thank CitySafe, and specifically, Ed Dowding, for uploading the icons to the Vector Drawing wiki page many moons ago, and granting their use to the OpenLayers project.