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OpenLayers

A high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs
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What is OpenLayers?

An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
OpenLayers is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.
OpenLayers is an open source tool with 5.9K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OpenLayers's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses OpenLayers?

Companies
44 companies reportedly use OpenLayers in their tech stacks, including FlightAware, 1000Museums, and Adelphic.

Developers
49 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenLayers.

Why developers like OpenLayers?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use OpenLayers

OpenLayers's Features

  • 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

What are some alternatives to OpenLayers?
Leaflet
Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.
Google Maps
Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.
Mapbox
We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
Cesium
it is used to create the leading web-based globe and map for visualizing dynamic data. We strive for the best possible performance, precision, visual quality, ease of use, platform support, and content.
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OpenLayers's Followers
71 developers follow OpenLayers to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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