The view manages the visual parameters of the map view, like resolution or rotation.ol.View with center, projection, resolution and rotation
Layers are lightweight containers that get their data from sources.ol.layer.Tile
|Controls||Interactions||Sources and formats|
|Map default controls
Map default interactions
Interactions for vector features All interactions
|Tile sources for ol.layer.Tile
Image sources for ol.layer.Image
Vector sources for ol.layer.Vector
Vector tile sources for ol.layer.VectorTile
Formats for reading/writing vector data
|Projections||Observable objects||Other components|
API change policy
The OpenLayers 3.x API consists of
- names of classes, class methods and properties
- names of static functions and constants
- order and types of function arguments
- types of function return values
API elements marked as
experimental provide stable and functioning code, but may change.
Any changes will be documented in upgrade notes so application code can be changed appropriately
before using the new version of the library. All other API elements will remain compatible throughout the 3.x releases so that no changes to existing application code are necessary when upgrading to a later version.
Note: The API change policy does not cover CSS class names that are used to theme the OpenLayers UI.
Note for Closure Compiler users compiling their application code together with OpenLayers:
The names of types other than those in the list above (e.g.
ol.Pixel) are subject to change. It
is therefore recommended to either use the resolved type as listed in the API docs (e.g.
Array.<number> instead of
ol.Pixel), or pay attention to the upgrade notes, which will list
the changes for those types.