Select Features

 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.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Select Features</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css">
    <!-- The line below is only needed for old environments like Internet Explorer and Android 4.x -->
    <script src=",Element.prototype.classList,URL"></script>

    <div id="map" class="map"></div>
    <form class="form-inline">
      <label>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>
      import Map from 'ol/Map.js';
      import View from 'ol/View.js';
      import {click, pointerMove, altKeyOnly} from 'ol/events/condition.js';
      import GeoJSON from 'ol/format/GeoJSON.js';
      import Select from 'ol/interaction/Select.js';
      import {Tile as TileLayer, Vector as VectorLayer} from 'ol/layer.js';
      import OSM from 'ol/source/OSM.js';
      import VectorSource from 'ol/source/Vector.js';

      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 = '&nbsp;' +
                ' selected features (last operation selected ' + e.selected.length +
                ' and deselected ' + e.deselected.length + ' features)';

       * onchange callback on the select element.
      selectElement.onchange = changeInteraction;