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

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Chapter 11. Creating Web Map Apps

By now, we've covered all the parts of OpenLayers that are essential for making our own web map application. So far, we've been focusing on how to use the various different parts of OpenLayers. In this chapter, we'll put together those pieces that we've learned and demonstrate how to create an actual web map application with OpenLayers.

While we won't be introducing many new things in this chapter, we will put them together in ways we haven't before. Throughout this chapter, we'll:

  • Cover common development strategies
  • Learn how to interact with third-party data
  • Build a web-mapping application from scratch using Flickr
  • Deploy our applications and discuss what deployment means
  • Discover how to build the OpenLayers library ...

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