Translate Features

drag translate feature vector editing

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.

index.html<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>Translate Features</title>
    <!-- The line below is only needed for old environments like Internet Explorer and Android 4.x -->
    <script src="https://cdn.polyfill.io/v2/polyfill.min.js?features=fetch,requestAnimationFrame,Element.prototype.classList,URL"></script>
      .map {
        width: 100%;
    <div id="map" class="map"></div>
    <script src="index.js"></script>
index.jsimport 'ol/ol.css';
import Map from 'ol/Map';
import View from 'ol/View';
import GeoJSON from 'ol/format/GeoJSON';
import {defaults as defaultInteractions, Select, Translate} from 'ol/interaction';
import {Tile as TileLayer, Vector as VectorLayer} from 'ol/layer';
import OSM from 'ol/source/OSM';
import VectorSource from 'ol/source/Vector';

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
  "name": "translate-features",
  "dependencies": {
    "ol": "6.3.1"
  "devDependencies": {
    "parcel": "1.11.0"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "parcel index.html",
    "build": "parcel build --experimental-scope-hoisting --public-url . index.html"