OpenGeo & terrestris GmbH & Co. KG

OpenLayers Workshop

About OpenGeo

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

About terrestris

terrestris is a company that builds top-notch geospatial solutions using the best open source software. We participate in enhancing our base software and provide software development, training and consulting for our customers. Please contact us for details


This workshop is freely available for use and re-use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. Feel free to use this material, but retain the OpenGeo branding, logos and style.

OpenLayers WorkshopΒΆ

Welcome to the OpenLayers Workshop. This workshop is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of OpenLayers as a web mapping solution. The exercises assume that you have set up a local GeoServer with the workshop data as described in the Workshop Setup page.

This workshop is presented as a set of modules. In each module the reader will perform a set of tasks designed to achieve a specific goal for that module. Each module builds upon lessons learned in previous modules and is designed to iteratively build up the reader’s knowledge base.

The following modules will be covered in this workshop:


OpenLayers Basics
Learn how to add a map to a webpage with OpenLayers.
Working With Layers
Learn about raster and vector layers.
Working With Controls
Learn about using map controls.

Advanced Topics

Vector Layers
Explore vector layers in depth.
Integration with Other Frameworks
Learn how to use OpenLayers with other JavaScript libraries.