Packt’s OpenLayers Cookbook, a comprehensive guide to creating web mapping applications

August 2012 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt Publishing has recently announced the publication of OpenLayers Cookbook, written by Antonio Santiago Perez. The book provides practical examples to understand the main concepts about maps, layers, controls, protocols, events, important tile providers and WMS servers.

OpenLayers is an open source JavaScript library for displaying map data in web browsers. It provides an API for building rich web-based geographic applications similar to Google Maps and Bing Maps. The library includes components from the Rico JavaScript library and the Prototype JavaScript Framework.

"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, problem solving and how-to recipes for the most common and important tasks.

The book contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Web Mapping Basics
Chapter 2: Adding Raster Layers
Chapter 3: Working with Vector Layers
Chapter 4: Working with Events
Chapter 5: Adding Controls

Chapter 6: Theming
Chapter 7: Styling Features
Chapter 8: Beyond the Basics

This book is for GIS-related professionals who have basic knowledge of web technologies, and wish to start or gain in-depth knowledge of creating web mapping applications. For complete information about the book and purchasing options, check the publisher book-page http://www.packtpub.com/openlayers-create-gis-web-applications-cookbook/book

OpenLayers Cookbook
60 recipes to create GIS web applications with open source JavaScript library

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/openlayers-create-gis-web-applications-cookbook/book

Code Download and Errata
Packt Anytime, Anywhere
Register Books
Print Upgrades
eBook Downloads
Video Support
Contact Us
Awards Voting Nominations Previous Winners
Judges Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software
Resources
Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software