OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner's Guide
Publisher: P P | 2011 | 372 Pages | ISBN: 1849514127 | PDF | 7 Mb
OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner’s Guide will walk you through the OpenLayers library in the easiest and most efficient way possible. The core components of OpenLayers are covered in detail, with examples, structured so that you can easily refer back to them later.
The book starts off by introducing you to the OpenLayers library and ends with developing and deploying a full-fledged web map application, guiding you through every step of the way.
Throughout the book, you’ll learn about each component of the OpenLayers library. You’ll work with backend services like WMS, third-party APIs like Google Maps, and even create maps from static images. You’ll load data from KML and GeoJSON files, create interactive vector layers, and customize the behavior and appearance of your maps.
There is a growing trend in mixing location data with web applications. OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner’s Guide will show you how to create powerful web maps using the best web mapping library around.
What you will learn from this book :
Learn how to set up OpenLayers and use it to create your own web maps
Debug your map to find out how it works and how to fix things that break
Investigate the multitude of different layer types OpenLayers supports out of the box
Customize your map’s settings to support different projections, resolutions, controls, and more
Learn about what projections are and how to work with them
Use Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other third-party maps directly in your own map
Understand the numerous map controls provided out of the box and learn how to develop and customize your own
Add real-time, client-side interaction with the Vector layer and customize its appearance
Work with external data formats like KML, GeoJSON, and many others
Develop a complex web map application using external data sources from Flickr, Twitter, and more
Learn how to deploy and optimize your web map