Translate Features

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Example of a translate features interaction.

This example demonstrates how the translate and select interactions can be used together. Zoom in to an area of interest and click to select a feature. Then drag the feature around to move it elsewhere on the map.

import 'ol/ol.css';
import GeoJSON from 'ol/format/GeoJSON';
import Map from 'ol/Map';
import OSM from 'ol/source/OSM';
import VectorSource from 'ol/source/Vector';
import View from 'ol/View';
import {
  defaults as defaultInteractions,
} from 'ol/interaction';
import {Tile as TileLayer, Vector as VectorLayer} from 'ol/layer';

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

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

var select = new Select();

var translate = new Translate({
  features: select.getFeatures(),

var map = new Map({
  interactions: defaultInteractions().extend([select, translate]),
  layers: [raster, vector],
  target: 'map',
  view: new View({
    center: [0, 0],
    zoom: 2,
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Translate 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>
    <script src="main.js"></script>
  "name": "translate-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"