'image': Vector layers are rendered as images. Great performance, but point symbols and texts are always rotated with the view and pixels are scaled during zoom animations.
'vector': Vector layers are rendered as vectors. Most accurate rendering even during animations, but slower performance.
Name Type Argument Default Description
Opacity (0, 1).
The bounding extent for layer rendering. The layer will not be rendered outside of this extent.
The z-index for layer rendering. At rendering time, the layers will be ordered, first by Z-index and then by position. When
zIndexof 0 is assumed for layers that are added to the map's
Infinitywhen the layer's
setMap()method was used.
The minimum resolution (inclusive) at which this layer will be visible.
The maximum resolution (exclusive) below which this layer will be visible.
Render order. Function to be used when sorting features before rendering. By default features are drawn in the order that they are created. Use
nullto avoid the sort, but get an undefined draw order.
The buffer in pixels around the viewport extent used by the renderer when getting features from the vector source for the rendering or hit-detection. Recommended value: the size of the largest symbol, line width or label.
module:ol/layer/VectorRenderType | string <optional>
Render mode for vector layers:
Sets the layer as overlay on a map. The map will not manage this layer in its layers collection, and the layer will be rendered on top. This is useful for temporary layers. The standard way to add a layer to a map and have it managed by the map is to use
Declutter images and text. Decluttering is applied to all image and text styles, and the priority is defined by the z-index of the style. Lower z-index means higher priority.
Layer style. See
module:ol/stylefor default style which will be used if this is not defined.
When set to
vector, feature batches will be recreated during animations. This means that no vectors will be shown clipped, but the setting will have a performance impact for large amounts of vector data. When set to
false, batches will be recreated when no animation is active.
When set to
vector, feature batches will be recreated during interactions. See also