LineString Arrows

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Example of drawing arrows for each line string segment.

Example of drawing arrows for each line string segment.

import Draw from 'ol/interaction/Draw.js';
import Map from 'ol/Map.js';
import Point from 'ol/geom/Point.js';
import View from 'ol/View.js';
import {Icon, Stroke, Style} from 'ol/style.js';
import {OSM, Vector as VectorSource} from 'ol/source.js';
import {Tile as TileLayer, Vector as VectorLayer} from 'ol/layer.js';
import {get} from 'ol/proj.js';

const raster = new TileLayer({
  source: new OSM(),

const source = new VectorSource();

const styleFunction = function (feature) {
  const geometry = feature.getGeometry();
  const styles = [
    // linestring
    new Style({
      stroke: new Stroke({
        color: '#ffcc33',
        width: 2,

  geometry.forEachSegment(function (start, end) {
    const dx = end[0] - start[0];
    const dy = end[1] - start[1];
    const rotation = Math.atan2(dy, dx);
    // arrows
      new Style({
        geometry: new Point(end),
        image: new Icon({
          src: 'data/arrow.png',
          anchor: [0.75, 0.5],
          rotateWithView: true,
          rotation: -rotation,

  return styles;
const vector = new VectorLayer({
  source: source,
  style: styleFunction,

// Limit multi-world panning to one world east and west of the real world.
// Geometry coordinates have to be within that range.
const extent = get('EPSG:3857').getExtent().slice();
extent[0] += extent[0];
extent[2] += extent[2];

const map = new Map({
  layers: [raster, vector],
  target: 'map',
  view: new View({
    center: [-11000000, 4600000],
    zoom: 4,

  new Draw({
    source: source,
    type: 'LineString',
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>LineString Arrows</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/ol/ol.css">
      .map {
        width: 100%;
        height: 400px;
    <div id="map" class="map"></div>

    <script type="module" src="main.js"></script>
  "name": "line-arrows",
  "dependencies": {
    "ol": "9.2.4"
  "devDependencies": {
    "vite": "^3.2.3"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "vite",
    "build": "vite build"