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OpenLayers Cookbook

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Learn
  • Create maps, understand projection and other important properties
  • Add raster and vector layers
  • Work with important tile providers
  • Work with OGCs WMS and WFS compliant servers
  • Read/write features from/to different data sources
  • Style features to improve their visualization
  • Understand events and work with the main controls
About

Data visualization and analysis has become an important task for many companies. Understanding the basic concepts of GIS and knowing how to visualize data on a map is a required ability for many professionals today. OpenLayers is a JavaScript library to load, display, and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.

"OpenLayers Cookbook" teaches how to work with OpenLayers, one of the most important and complete open source JavaScript libraries.
Through an extensive set of recipes, this book shows how to work with the main concepts required to build a GIS web application– maps, raster and vector layers, styling, theming, and so on.

"OpenLayers Cookbook" includes problem solving and how-to recipes for the most common and important tasks. A wide range of topics are covered.

The range of recipes includes: creating basic maps, working with raster and vector layers, understanding events and working with main controls, reading features from different data sources, styling features, and understanding the underlying architecture.

"OpenLayers Cookbook" describes solutions and optimizations to problems commonly found.

Features
  • Understand the main concepts about maps, layers, controls, protocols, events etc
  • Learn about the important tile providers and WMS servers
  • Packed with code examples and screenshots for practical, easy learning
Page Count 300
Course Length 9 hours 0 minutes
ISBN9781849517843
Date Of Publication 23 Aug 2012

Authors

Antonio Santiago Perez

Antonio Santiago Perez is a computer science professional with more than 10 years of experience in designing and implementing systems. Since the beginning of his professional life, his work has been always related to the world of meteorology while working for different companies as an employee or a freelancer. He has experience in development of systems that collect, store, transform, analyze, and visualize data, and he is actively interested in any GIS-related technology with a preference for data visualization. His main field of experience is the Java ecosystem, and he has also actively worked with many related web technologies while looking to improve the client side of web applications. He is a firm believer in software engineering practices and is a follower of agile methodologies, involving customers as the main key to the project's success.