Class: Overlay

ol.Overlay

An element to be displayed over the map and attached to a single map location. Like ol.control.Control, Overlays are visible widgets. Unlike Controls, they are not in a fixed position on the screen, but are tied to a geographical coordinate, so panning the map will move an Overlay but not a Control.

Example:

var popup = new ol.Overlay({
  element: document.getElementById('popup')
});
popup.setPosition(coordinate);
map.addOverlay(popup);

new ol.Overlay(options)

src/ol/overlay.js, line 33
Name Type Description
options

Overlay options.

Name Type Description
id number | string | undefined

Set the overlay id. The overlay id can be used with the ol.Map#getOverlayById method.

element Element | undefined

The overlay element.

offset Array.<number> | undefined

Offsets in pixels used when positioning the overlay. The first element in the array is the horizontal offset. A positive value shifts the overlay right. The second element in the array is the vertical offset. A positive value shifts the overlay down. Default is [0, 0].

position ol.Coordinate | undefined

The overlay position in map projection.

positioning ol.OverlayPositioning | string | undefined

Defines how the overlay is actually positioned with respect to its position property. Possible values are 'bottom-left', 'bottom-center', 'bottom-right', 'center-left', 'center-center', 'center-right', 'top-left', 'top-center', and 'top-right'. Default is 'top-left'.

stopEvent boolean | undefined

Whether event propagation to the map viewport should be stopped. Default is true. If true the overlay is placed in the same container as that of the controls (CSS class name ol-overlaycontainer-stopevent); if false it is placed in the container with CSS class name ol-overlaycontainer.

insertFirst boolean | undefined

Whether the overlay is inserted first in the overlay container, or appended. Default is true. If the overlay is placed in the same container as that of the controls (see the stopEvent option) you will probably set insertFirst to true so the overlay is displayed below the controls.

autoPan boolean | undefined

If set to true the map is panned when calling setPosition, so that the overlay is entirely visible in the current viewport. The default is false.

autoPanAnimation olx.OverlayPanOptions | undefined

The animation options used to pan the overlay into view. This animation is only used when autoPan is enabled. A duration and easing may be provided to customize the animation.

autoPanMargin number | undefined

The margin (in pixels) between the overlay and the borders of the map when autopanning. The default is 20.

Fires:

Extends

Observable Properties

Name Type Settable ol.Object.Event type Description
element Element | undefined yes change:element

The Element containing the overlay.

map ol.Map | undefined yes change:map

The map that the overlay is part of.

offset Array.<number> yes change:offset

The offset.

position ol.Coordinate | undefined yes change:position

The spatial point that the overlay is anchored at.

positioning ol.OverlayPositioning yes change:positioning

How the overlay is positioned relative to its point on the map.

Methods

changed() inherited

src/ol/observable.js, line 58

Increases the revision counter and dispatches a 'change' event.

dispatchEvent(event) inherited

src/ol/observable.js, line 75

Dispatches an event and calls all listeners listening for events of this type. The event parameter can either be a string or an Object with a type property.

Name Type Description
event Object | ol.events.Event | string

Event object.

get(key){*} inherited

src/ol/object.js, line 101

Gets a value.

Name Type Description
key string

Key name.

Returns:
Value.

getElement(){Element|undefined}

src/ol/overlay.js, line 150

Get the DOM element of this overlay.

Returns:
The Element containing the overlay.

getId(){number|string|undefined}

src/ol/overlay.js, line 161

Get the overlay identifier which is set on constructor.

Returns:
Id.

getKeys(){Array.<string>} inherited

src/ol/object.js, line 115

Get a list of object property names.

Returns:
List of property names.

getMap(){ol.Map|undefined}

src/ol/overlay.js, line 172

Get the map associated with this overlay.

Returns:
The map that the overlay is part of.

getOffset(){Array.<number>}

src/ol/overlay.js, line 184

Get the offset of this overlay.

Returns:
The offset.

getPosition(){ol.Coordinate|undefined}

src/ol/overlay.js, line 197

Get the current position of this overlay.

Returns:
The spatial point that the overlay is anchored at.

getPositioning(){ol.OverlayPositioning}

src/ol/overlay.js, line 210

Get the current positioning of this overlay.

Returns:
How the overlay is positioned relative to its point on the map.

getProperties(){Object.<string, *>} inherited

src/ol/object.js, line 125

Get an object of all property names and values.

Returns:
Object.

getRevision(){number} inherited

src/ol/observable.js, line 84

Get the version number for this object. Each time the object is modified, its version number will be incremented.

Returns:
Revision.

on(type, listener, opt_this){ol.EventsKey|Array.<ol.EventsKey>} inherited

src/ol/observable.js, line 99

Listen for a certain type of event.

Name Type Description
type string | Array.<string>

The event type or array of event types.

listener function

The listener function.

this Object

The object to use as this in listener.

Returns:
Unique key for the listener. If called with an array of event types as the first argument, the return will be an array of keys.

once(type, listener, opt_this){ol.EventsKey|Array.<ol.EventsKey>} inherited

src/ol/observable.js, line 124

Listen once for a certain type of event.

Name Type Description
type string | Array.<string>

The event type or array of event types.

listener function

The listener function.

this Object

The object to use as this in listener.

Returns:
Unique key for the listener. If called with an array of event types as the first argument, the return will be an array of keys.

set(key, value, opt_silent) inherited

src/ol/object.js, line 150

Sets a value.

Name Type Description
key string

Key name.

value *

Value.

silent boolean

Update without triggering an event.

setElement(element)

src/ol/overlay.js, line 294

Set the DOM element to be associated with this overlay.

Name Type Description
element Element | undefined

The Element containing the overlay.

setMap(map)

src/ol/overlay.js, line 305

Set the map to be associated with this overlay.

Name Type Description
map ol.Map | undefined

The map that the overlay is part of.

setOffset(offset)

src/ol/overlay.js, line 316

Set the offset for this overlay.

Name Type Description
offset Array.<number>

Offset.

setPosition(position)

src/ol/overlay.js, line 329

Set the position for this overlay. If the position is undefined the overlay is hidden.

Name Type Description
position ol.Coordinate | undefined

The spatial point that the overlay is anchored at.

setPositioning(positioning)

src/ol/overlay.js, line 420

Set the positioning for this overlay.

Name Type Description
positioning ol.OverlayPositioning

how the overlay is positioned relative to its point on the map.

setProperties(values, opt_silent) inherited

src/ol/object.js, line 170

Sets a collection of key-value pairs. Note that this changes any existing properties and adds new ones (it does not remove any existing properties).

Name Type Description
values Object.<string, *>

Values.

silent boolean

Update without triggering an event.

un(type, listener, opt_this) inherited

src/ol/observable.js, line 147

Unlisten for a certain type of event.

Name Type Description
type string | Array.<string>

The event type or array of event types.

listener function

The listener function.

this Object

The object which was used as this by the listener.

unset(key, opt_silent) inherited

src/ol/object.js, line 184

Unsets a property.

Name Type Description
key string

Key name.

silent boolean

Unset without triggering an event.