[Geowanking] Introducing OpenLayers v1.0

Raj Singh raj at rajsingh.org
Wed Aug 9 08:11:28 PDT 2006


Hey Schuyler. I'm trying to check this out but tons of javascript errors on
any map I try (w/ firefox 1.5). Any advice?
--Raj

On 6/29/06 3:16 AM, "Schuyler Erle" <schuyler at nocat.net> wrote:

> OpenLayers is an BSD-licensed pure JavaScript API for building map
> applications on the Web. OpenLayers offer offers the ability to
> display a number of different types of data in a configurable mapping
> interface. 
> 
> On behalf of the OpenLayers development team, I have the honor and
> pleasure of presenting version 1.0 of OpenLayers.
> 
> 1.0 Release API URL:   http://openlayers.org/api/1.0/OpenLayers.js
> Latest Stable API URL: http://openlayers.org/api/OpenLayers.js
> 1.0 Release Tarball:   http://openlayers.org/download/OpenLayers-1.0.tar.gz
> 
> You can see some example OpenLayers applications here:
> 
>     http://openlayers.org/gallery/
> 
> The 1.0 release includes support for display of:
>  
>   * Markers
>   * Popups
>   * Tiled WMS Images
>   * WFS Results (as points)
>   * Textual (tab-seperated) data
> 
> Development continues at a fast pace. Currently, the development
> branch of OpenLayers supports:
>   
>   * ka-Map data
>   * WorldWind data
>   * Untiled WMS Requests
>   * GeoRSS data
> 
> Our next release will support drawing and reprojection of vector data on
> to:
> 
>   * Google Maps
>   * Yahoo Maps
>   * Microsoft Virtual Earth
> 
> One of the many goals of OpenLayers is to allow users to use one API,
> and one look and feel, but display data from any source. To that end, we
> have created a system which allows for any data provider to create their
> own layers to be displayed alongside any others in OpenLayers. The API
> is inspired by the Google Maps API, designed to make the simple things
> easy, and the difficult things possible.
> 
> Development of OpenLayers is currently funded in part by MetaCarta:
>     
>     http://www.metacarta.com/
> 
> Please give OpenLayers a whirl and let us know what you think!
> 
>     http://openlayers.org/
> 
> SDE
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