Learn how to use OpenLayers through explanation and example
Create dynamic web map mashups using Google Maps and other third-party APIs
Customize your map's functionality and appearance
Deploy your maps and improve page loading times
A practical beginner's guide, which also serves as a reference with the necessary screenshots and exhaustive code explanations
OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner's Guide will walk you through the OpenLayers library in the easiest and most efficient way possible. The core components of OpenLayers are covered in detail, with examples, structured so that you can easily refer back to them later.
The book starts off by introducing you to the OpenLayers library and ends with developing and deploying a full-fledged web map application, guiding you through every step of the way.
Throughout the book, you'll learn about each component of the OpenLayers library. You'll work with backend services like WMS, third-party APIs like Google Maps, and even create maps from static images. You'll load data from KML and GeoJSON files, create interactive vector layers, and customize the behavior and appearance of your maps.
There is a growing trend in mixing location data with web applications. OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner's Guide will show you how to create powerful web maps using the best web mapping library around.