OpenLayers

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OpenLayers
OpenLayers logo.svg
Original author(s) MetaCarta
Developer(s) The OpenLayers Dev Team
Initial release June 26, 2006 (2006-06-26)
Stable release 3.0[1] / August 29, 2014; 5 days ago (2014-08-29)
Written in JavaScript
Platform Web browser
Type Web mapping
License FreeBSD
Website http://www.openlayers.org/

OpenLayers is an open source (provided under the 2-clause BSD License[2]) 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 was originally based on the Prototype JavaScript Framework.

Features[edit]

OpenLayers can communicate through several protocols

OpenLayer supports GeoRSS, KML (Keyhole Markup Language), Geography Markup Language (GML), GeoJSON and map data from any source using OGC-standards as Web Map Service (WMS) or Web Feature Service (WFS).

History[edit]

OpenLayers was created by MetaCarta after the O'Reilly Where 2.0 conference[3] of June 29–30, 2005,[4] and released as open source software before the Where 2.0 conference of June 13–14, 2006, by MetaCarta Labs. Two other open-source mapping tools released by MetaCarta are FeatureServer and TileCache. Since November 2007 OpenLayers is an Open Source Geospatial Foundation project.[5]

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