Introduction to OpenLayers 2

4. Vector Layers

Vector layers are used to render map data in the browser. In contrast with raster layers where map images are rendered on the server and requested by the client, with a vector layer raw feature data is requested from the server and rendered on the client.

What this module covers

This module covers vector layers in detail. In this module you will draw new vector features, edit existing features, persist feature modifications, and get an introduction to feature styling.

Continue Reading

Previous: 3.3. Selecting Features

Next: 4.1. Working with Vector Layers

This Page

About Boundless

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


This work is licensed under a Creative Non Commercial-Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Feel free to use this material, but we ask that you please retain the Boundless branding, logos and style.

Creative Commons License