Select Features

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 0 selected features

Example of using the Select interaction.

Choose between Single-click, Click, Hover and Alt+Click as the event type for selection in the combobox below. When using Single-click or Click you can hold do Shift key to toggle the feature in the selection.

Note: when Single-click is used double-clicks won't select features. This in contrast to Click, where a double-click will both select the feature and zoom the map (because of the DoubleClickZoom interaction). Note that Single-click is less responsive than Click because of the delay it uses to detect double-clicks.

In this example, a listener is registered for the Select interaction's select event in order to update the selection status above.

import 'ol/ol.css';
import GeoJSON from 'ol/format/GeoJSON';
import Map from 'ol/Map';
import OSM from 'ol/source/OSM';
import Select from 'ol/interaction/Select';
import VectorSource from 'ol/source/Vector';
import View from 'ol/View';
import {Tile as TileLayer, Vector as VectorLayer} from 'ol/layer';
import {altKeyOnly, click, pointerMove} from 'ol/events/condition';

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

var vector = new VectorLayer({
  source: new VectorSource({
    url: 'data/geojson/countries.geojson',
    format: new GeoJSON(),

var map = new Map({
  layers: [raster, vector],
  target: 'map',
  view: new View({
    center: [0, 0],
    zoom: 2,

var select = null; // ref to currently selected interaction

// select interaction working on "singleclick"
var selectSingleClick = new Select();

// select interaction working on "click"
var selectClick = new Select({
  condition: click,

// select interaction working on "pointermove"
var selectPointerMove = new Select({
  condition: pointerMove,

var selectAltClick = new Select({
  condition: function (mapBrowserEvent) {
    return click(mapBrowserEvent) && altKeyOnly(mapBrowserEvent);

var selectElement = document.getElementById('type');

var changeInteraction = function () {
  if (select !== null) {
  var value = selectElement.value;
  if (value == 'singleclick') {
    select = selectSingleClick;
  } else if (value == 'click') {
    select = selectClick;
  } else if (value == 'pointermove') {
    select = selectPointerMove;
  } else if (value == 'altclick') {
    select = selectAltClick;
  } else {
    select = null;
  if (select !== null) {
    select.on('select', function (e) {
      document.getElementById('status').innerHTML =
        ' ' +
        e.target.getFeatures().getLength() +
        ' selected features (last operation selected ' +
        e.selected.length +
        ' and deselected ' +
        e.deselected.length +
        ' features)';

 * onchange callback on the select element.
selectElement.onchange = changeInteraction;
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Select Features</title>
    <!-- Pointer events polyfill for old browsers, see https://caniuse.com/#feat=pointer -->
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/elm-pep"></script>
      .map {
        width: 100%;
    <div id="map" class="map"></div>
    <form class="form-inline">
      <label for="type">Action type &nbsp;</label>
      <select id="type" class="form-control">
        <option value="click" selected>Click</option>
        <option value="singleclick">Single-click</option>
        <option value="pointermove">Hover</option>
        <option value="altclick">Alt+Click</option>
        <option value="none">None</option>
      <span id="status">&nbsp;0 selected features</span>
    <script src="main.js"></script>
  "name": "select-features",
  "dependencies": {
    "ol": "6.5.0"
  "devDependencies": {
    "parcel": "^2.0.0-beta.1"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "parcel index.html",
    "build": "parcel build --public-url . index.html"