Web App Development Using OpenLayer/WebGIS

Course Overview

OpenLayers is a powerful open-source JavaScript library that enables developers to create interactive and customizable maps in web applications. It provides a wide range of features and capabilities for working with geospatial data and map visualization. Here's an overview of some key aspects of OpenLayers.

some key features and capabilities of OpenLayers:

  • Map Display and Interaction: OpenLayers allows you to display maps and interact with them through zooming, panning, rotating, and other navigation controls. You can easily add overlays, markers, and vector layers to the map.
  • Extensive Map Sources: The library supports various map sources, including popular ones like OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps, Google Maps, and many others. You can choose from a variety of base maps or create your own custom layers.
  • Geospatial Data Support: OpenLayers can handle different geospatial data formats such as GeoJSON, KML, GPX, WKT, and many others. You can overlay and style these data layers on top of the base maps to visualize and analyze spatial information.
  • Customization and Styling: OpenLayers provides a flexible API that allows you to customize various aspects of the map, including controls, interactions, layers, and styling. You can control the appearance of features, apply custom styles, and define interactions based on user actions.
  • Projections and Coordinate Systems: OpenLayers supports various projections and coordinate systems, enabling you to work with data from different sources that use different spatial reference systems. It includes support for transforming coordinates between different projections.
  • Integration with Other Libraries: OpenLayers can be easily integrated with other JavaScript libraries and frameworks like jQuery, React, and Angular. This flexibility allows developers to combine OpenLayers with their preferred tools and workflows.

Overall, OpenLayers is a versatile and widely-used library for creating web-based maps and geospatial applications. Its extensive features, flexibility, and open-source nature make it a popular choice among developers working with geospatial data and mapping.


  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is essential for working with OpenLayers. You should have a good understanding of these web technologies to build the necessary web pages, style elements, and add interactivity.
  • Web Development Concepts: It is beneficial to have a solid grasp of fundamental web development concepts like DOM manipulation, event handling, and asynchronous programming. OpenLayers leverages these concepts to interact with the map and handle user interactions.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Basics: While not mandatory, having some knowledge of GIS concepts such as spatial data formats, coordinate systems, and map projections will be helpful when working with geospatial data in OpenLayers.
  • Web Server: To run your OpenLayers application locally during development, you'll need a web server. You can use tools like Apache, Nginx, or even the built-in web server in your IDE. Alternatively, you can deploy your application to a remote web server for production.

well these prerequisites are beneficial, they are not mandatory. You can start learning WebGIS/OpenLayers and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge along the way.

Benefits of Learning OpenLayers

Learning OpenLayers can provide several benefits for developers interested in web mapping and geospatial applications. Here are some key benefits of learning OpenLayers:

  • Open-Source and Free: OpenLayers is an open-source library released under the BSD 2-Clause License. This means it is free to use, modify, and distribute. By learning OpenLayers, you gain access to a powerful mapping tool without any licensing costs.
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility: OpenLayers is built using standard web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It is compatible with major web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge, ensuring that your maps work across different platforms and devices.
  • Rich Set of Features: OpenLayers offers a wide range of features and functionalities for creating interactive maps. It provides tools for map navigation, layer management, styling, spatial analysis, and more. With OpenLayers, you can create maps with various layers, overlays, markers, and custom styles.
  • Extensibility and Customization: OpenLayers provides a flexible and extensible API that allows developers to customize and extend the library's functionality. You can add custom controls, interactions, and behaviors to meet the specific requirements of your mapping application.
  • Support for Different Map Sources: OpenLayers supports multiple map sources, including popular providers like OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps, Google Maps, and many others. This flexibility allows you to choose the map source that best suits your application and easily switch between different providers if needed.
  • Geospatial Data Handling: OpenLayers supports various geospatial data formats such as GeoJSON, KML, GPX, WKT, and more. It provides capabilities for overlaying and styling these data layers on top of the base maps. You can visualize and interact with geospatial data, perform spatial queries, and incorporate data-driven features in your maps.
  • Industry Relevance: OpenLayers is widely used in the web mapping industry and has been adopted by numerous organizations and projects. By learning OpenLayers, you gain a valuable skill set that aligns with industry standards and increases your employability in geospatial-related roles.

By learning OpenLayers, you can unlock the potential to create dynamic, interactive maps and geospatial applications, opening up opportunities to work on exciting projects in fields like environmental monitoring, urban planning, logistics, and more.

Related Job Roles On OpenLayers

  • GIS Developer
  • Web GIS Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Geospatial Software Engineer
  • GIS Project Manager

It's worth noting that proficiency in OpenLayers is often combined with broader knowledge of GIS principles, geospatial data formats, spatial databases, and other related technologies to excel in these job roles.

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  • Course - Duration: 60 Days
  • Mode of Training - Online - Live Online Classes
  • Daily 1Hr (Need to have a laptop or Computer with Good Internet)

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Web App Development Using OpenLayer/WebGIS Training Syllabus

Topics we cover:
  1. HTML 5
  2. CSS
  3. JavaScript
  4. OpenLayers API
  5. Geoserver
Introduction to HTML

HTML is the standard markup language for Web pages,which helps you to create your own website.

  • Understanding about Browser
  • Domain
  • Host
  • HTML Structure
  • heading
  • font
  • formating
  • paragraph
List in HTML
  • ol and it's type
  • ul and it's type
Table and it's properties
  • table
  • tr
  • th
  • td
Input Elements
  • checkbox
  • color
  • date
  • email
  • file
  • hidden
  • image
  • month
  • number
  • password
  • radio
  • reset
  • search
  • submit
  • text
CSS - Introduction
  • CSS - Syntax
  • CSS - Colors
  • CSS - Backgrounds
  • CSS - Fonts
  • CSS - Text
  • CSS - Images
  • CSS - Links
  • CSS - Tables
  • CSS - Borders
  • CSS - Margins
  • CSS - Lists
  • CSS - Padding
  • CSS - Positioning
  • CSS - Layers
  • CSS - Pseudo Classes
  • CSS - Pseudo Elements
  • CSS - Text Effects
  • CSS - Rounded Corner
  • CSS - Border Images
  • CSS - Multi Background
  • CSS - Color
  • CSS - Gradients
  • CSS - Shadow
  • CSS - Text
  • CSS - Box Sizing
Introduction to JavaScript
  • What is Javascript
  • JavaScript history
  • Relation between JavaScript and ECMAScript
  • Versions of JavaScript
JavaScript Core
  • Syntax, Variables, Values, Data Types
  • Syntax review
  • Keywords
  • Variable declaration
  • Variable scope
  • Block scope.
  • Data Types
  • Primitive values
  • Reference values
  • Expressions and Operators
  • Expressions (arithmetic, relational, logical, assignment and others),
Control structures
  • Flow control and conditionals
  • Loops and iteration
  • Defining functions
  • Calling functions
  • Functions as values
  • Arguments and parameters
  • Function scope
  • Closures
  • Arrow functions
  • Creating and populating Arrays
  • Array methods
  • Working with Arrays
JavaScript BOM
  • Window Object
  • History Object
  • Navigator Object
  • Screen Object
JavaScript DOM
  • getElementById
  • getElementsByClassName
  • getElementsByName
  • getElementsByTagName
  • innerHTML property
  • innerText property
JavaScript OOPs
  • JS Class
  • JS Object
  • JS Prototype
  • JS constructor Method
  • JS static Method
  • JS Encapsulation
  • JS Inheritance
  • JS Polymorphism
  • JS Abstraction
Introduction to GeoServer
  • Setting up GeoServer on Windows Environment
  • Working with Vector Spatial Data
  • About Workspaces
  • Create Workspace
  • About Stores
  • Import Vector Data to Store
  • Publish Vector Data to Geoserver
  • Web Map Service (WMS)
  • Serving Cascading WMS
  • Web Feature Service (WFS)
  • Differences WMS and WFS
  • Layer Preview in GeoServer
  • Connect and Work with QGIS
Layer Styling
  • Styling Point Features
  • Styling Line Features
  • Styling Polygon Features
  • GeoServer Basic Vector Styling
  • Exporting SLD from QGIS
  • Introduction to OpenLayers
  • Installation of OpenLayers
  • Creation of Web project with OpenLayers environment
  • Creation of basic Web Mapping Application
  • Accessing layers from Geoserver using WMS
  • Creating new features on map
  • Applying filters through Openlayers
  • Adding layer switcher
  • Adding scale-bar and mouse position
  • Adding feature-info popup
  • Adding home and full screen control
  • Adding length and area measurement controls
  • Custom ZoomIn and ZoomOut controls
  • Attribute query functionality
  • Spatial query (buffer) functionality
  • Spatial query (intersecting and completely within) functionality
  • Displaying users live location
  • Editing functionality (add, modify, delete features)
  • Live attribute search (just like Google)
  • Cluster map in WebGIS

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