OpenLayers is a JavaScript library for displaying or editing geospatial data in any modern desktop or mobile web browser. OpenLayers has been developed to further the use of geographic information of all kinds and can display or manipulate tiles and features from almost any source.

  • Overlay multiple standards-compliant map layers into a single application
  • Displays tiles and features from a variety of sources, including OGC tile standards, Google Maps, Bing Maps, OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS Server, and more
  • Vector feature support for OGC WFS, KML, GeoJSON, GML, and more
  • Web-based editing, including feature snapping and splitting, via OGC WFS-Transactional
  • Pluggable with many JavaScript toolkits, including jQuery, AngularJS, Ext, and more
  • Support for many cartographic projections and client-side map reprojection

Open Source, Open Standards

OpenLayers is open source software, released under a BSD-style license, that implements many Open Geospatial Consortium standards including Web Map Service (WMS), Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS), Web Map Service-Caching (WMS-C), Tiled Map Service (TMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), WFS-Transactional (WFS-T), and many more.

Case Studies

Featured Team Members


David Winslow

Software Engineer

David has committed to every component of OpenGeo Suite. He is a core committer to GeoServer and GeoTools, as well as a contributor to OpenLayers, GeoExt and PostGIS. David has been working with open-source software for nearly a decade, as both an user and a developer.

Bart van den Eijnden

Bart van den Eijnden

Front End Software Engineer

Bart works on OpenLayers 2, OpenLayers 3 and GeoExt, and has a strong interest in the standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors and is part of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) of GeoExt.

Jody Garnett

Jody Garnett

Senior Software Engineer

Jody develops Boundless’ training program and mentors outside developers in the open source community. He is a committer and Project Steering Committee Member for GeoServer and GeoTools. Jody is a teacher, a programmer and a very effective problem solver.