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Diamond Sponsors

  • MapQuest
  • Google

Platinum Sponsor

  • ESRI

Gold Sponsor

  • Garmin

Silver Sponsors

  • 3Dconnexion
  • deCarta
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Fatdoor
  • Leica Geosystems
  • Microsoft
  • Quova, Inc.
  • Schmap
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • ULocate
  • University of Alaska

Map Sponsor

  • Ask

Media Partners

  • Conference Guru
  • GISuser
  • Google Earth Blog
  • Google Earth Blog
  • GPS World
  • Imaging Notes
  • LBSzone.com
  • LPS Media
  • MobileLocalSearch.net
  • MP2K Magazine
  • OSTG
  • R&D.CNews
  • SymbianOne.com
  • VerySpatial
  • Web Host Industry Review


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OpenLayers Lightning Talk

Christopher Schmidt, Developer

Date: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 5:00pm - 5:05pm
Location: Imperial Ballroom

OpenLayers is an all client-side geodata rendering application. Whether your data backdrop is Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth, WMS, WFS, GeoRSS, KML, or data direct from OpenStreetMap, OpenLayers will display it all.

OpenLayers provides an API inspired by the Google Maps API, allowing you to use it as the base for mashups or as the core of any number of applications that require map drawing. With the latest release, OpenLayers supports rendering vectors via SVG and VML, making it possible to let users draw more than just points, moving into lines and polygons in a way that has not yet been done in the open source world.

In this presentation you'll get a whirlwind tour of the capabilities of OpenLayers and the current status and future of the project.