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OpenLayers 3 : Beginner's Guide by Erik Hazzard, Paul Spencer, Thomas Gratier

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Chapter 8. Interacting with Your Map

This chapter's goal is to review main interactions in OpenLayers 3. Interactions are components that manage relations between mouse or keyboard actions and the map. They do not rely on HTML elements like buttons.

What are the main interactions? It's the most asked function for end users, such as interactions with events on the map to retrieve map or layers information or to create new information with a drawing. You can, for example, click on a polygon representing a property and find out who owns the place and since when. All such information is called attributes. Along this chapter, we will see how to use main interaction-related components, in particular for querying, drawing, and modifying geographical ...

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