What is OpenLayers?
OpenLayers is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.
OpenLayers is an open source tool with 8.6K GitHub stars and 2.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OpenLayers's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses OpenLayers?
52 companies reportedly use OpenLayers in their tech stacks, including Insoft, ZGPS, and BAE Systems.
134 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenLayers.
Pros of OpenLayers
Incredibly comprehensive, excellent support
Low Level API
Choice of map providers
- Tiled Layers - Pull tiles from OSM, Bing, MapBox, Stamen, MapQuest, and any other XYZ source you can find. OGC mapping services and untiled layers also supported.
- Fast & Mobile Ready - Mobile support out of the box. Build lightweight custom profiles with just the components you need.
- Vector Layers - Render vector data from GeoJSON, TopoJSON, KML, GML, and a growing number of other formats.
- Cutting Edge & Easy to Customize - Map rendering leverages WebGL, Canvas 2D, and all the latest greatness from HTML5. Style your map controls with straight-forward CSS.
OpenLayers Alternatives & Comparisons
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