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

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The DeviceOrientation class

Many new computers, and especially mobile phones and tablets, provide hardware support to track their orientation. The HTML 5 specification defines the DeviceOrientation API to expose this information. Just as with the Geolocation API, OpenLayers provides the ol.DeviceOrientation class to make it easier to work with this API in a stable, cross-browser compatible way.

Device orientation refers to the orientation of the mobile device relative to a common starting point. A device's orientation is then reported as angles of rotation from this common reference orientation. For mobile devices, the reference orientation is defined as the phone lying face up on a table with the top of the phone pointing north. For computers, ...

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