See this morning’s summary for a quick intro on what openlayers is. The current talk is about the latest features and about the future.
New: version 4.0.1. 4? It is not a complete rewrite. It is not a massive break of API compatibility, but there have been a few changes, therefore (“semantic versioning”) a new major number was necessary.
One important upcoming change: https://npmjs.com/package/ol. ES6/ES2015. In beta status. Support for installing/downloading openlayers via npm. You can select specifically the features you need. After a build, you get a minimized optimalized version. A minimal version can be 32kb!
Vectorlayers: you can specify whether your vector layer areas overlap or not. If not, you can get a nice speed increase.
Filtering/clipping: feature info requests and wms requests and so can be limited to within a certain area. That also can give you a big speed increase.
RotateWithView: for vector layers, whether the labels should rotate with their area or whether they should stay “straight up” with regard to the window.
Even easier reusability, for instance by using the ES6/ES2015 modules.
Easier participation in the project.
He hopes for even more OpenGL performance.
Photo explanation: just a nice unrelated picture from the recent beautiful ‘on traxs’ model railway exibition (see video )
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