The OpenLayers Workshop will use guide attendees through the official Workshop material which provides a comprehensive overview of OpenLayers as a web mapping solution. The workshop consists of a series of modules covering the basics of creating an OpenLayers map followed by specific functionality such as vector data, building for mobile etc. We will work through as many modules as we have time for 😃. As the workshop material is freely available online, attendees can choose continue with the workshop modules in their own time if they wish to following the event.
Attendees are expected to bring a laptop and have completed the workshop setup prior to the workshop.
npm which is a package manager that comes bundled with Node to install both Webpack and the OpenLayers package itself.
If you don't already have Node installed then the current LTS (Long Term Support) version will be fine. To determine if Node is installed, open a Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac, Linux) and type
node -v and press Enter. If Node is installed you should be presented with the version you've installed.
Work is on-going towards OpenLayers v6 which is focused on improvements to Vector Tile layers, how layers are rendered and performance. The workshop will use a beta release of OpenLayers v6.
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