O'Reilly logo

OpenLayers 2.10 by Erik Hazzard

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Vector Layer class

The Vector Layer, by itself, is a layer like the other layers we've discussed so far—but to really get the most out of it, we'll be working with other classes.

To even get a basic example working (like the first one in this chapter), we make use of a few other classes. Specifically, the Vector class makes use of the Feature class to show objects on the layer. But for the Feature class to work, it needs to use the Geometry class to create geometry objects. Therefore, the actual vector objects in your vector layers are Feature objects which are composed of Geometry objects—we'll cover all that soon.

Before we do that though, let's cover the Vector Layer class itself. We'll first go over the properties of the Vector class, and then ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required