2014 OpenLayers 2 Workshop

Welcome to the OpenLayers Workshop. This workshop is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of OpenLayers as a web mapping solution. The exercises assume that you have set up a local GeoServer with the workshop data as described in the setup page.

The workshop has been adapted from the official Boundless OpenLayers workshop for the Open Source Opportunities in GIS Summer School. This course is coordinated by the GIS and Remote Sensing Centre of the University of Girona in collaboration with the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and Prodevelop.

The instructors of the OpenLayers workshop are:

  • Alberto Romeu
    • @alrocar
    • aromeu [at] prodevelop [dot] es
  • Jorge Sanz

This workshop is presented as a set of modules. In each module the reader will perform a set of tasks designed to achieve a specific goal for that module. Each module builds upon lessons learned in previous modules and is designed to iteratively build up the reader’s knowledge base.

The following modules will be covered in this workshop:

OpenLayers Basics
Learn how to add a map to a webpage with OpenLayers.
Working With Layers
Learn about raster and vector layers.
Working With Controls
Learn about using map controls.
Vector Layers
Explore vector layers in depth.
Integration with Other Frameworks
Explore vector layers in depth.
For more information
More information about Open Layers project and resources
Open Layers laboratory
Complete exercise proposal

About Boundless

Boundless provides commercial open source software for internet mapping and geospatial application development. We are a social enterprise dedicated to the growth and support of open source software.

About Prodevelop

Prodevelop offers advanced solutions in information and communication technologies to our clients and collaborators, with the aim of facilitating their business processes, bringing a distinguishing character to their value chain, in an atmosphere of joint collaboration where we become their constant and reliable technological partners.


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