OpenLayers

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OpenLayers
Original author(s)MetaCarta
Developer(s)The OpenLayers Dev Team
Initial releaseJune 26, 2006 (2006-06-26)
Stable release
9.0.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 25 February 2024; 44 days ago (25 February 2024)
Repository
Written inJavaScript
PlatformWeb browser
TypeWeb mapping
LicenseFreeBSD
Websiteopenlayers.org

OpenLayers is an open-source (provided under the 2-clause BSD License[2]) JavaScript library for displaying map data in web browsers as slippy maps. It provides an API for building rich web-based geographic applications similar to Google Maps and Bing Maps.

Features[edit]

OpenLayers 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]

The library was originally based on the Prototype JavaScript Framework.

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 has been an Open Source Geospatial Foundation project.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Release 9.0.0". 25 February 2024. Retrieved 22 March 2024.
  2. ^ "OpenLayers: Home". Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  3. ^ "History – OpenLayers 2". Archived from the original on 2007-10-18.
  4. ^ "Conferences Header - ML Redesign".
  5. ^ "OpenLayers Achève sa Phase d'Incubation - OSGeo.org". Archived from the original on 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2008-07-01.

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