openlayers

OpenLayers and Versioning in Aptana Studio

This post details how to add a Subversion (SVN) plugin to Aptana to allow you to compare OpenLayers code with previous versions. A straw poll was taken on the OpenLayers mailing list in April 2010, and OpenLayers v3 development is taking place in git, with the central repository stored on GitHub. This means working with […]



OpenSource Upgrades

Moving to new versions in OpenSource has in the past been like playing Russian roulette. Just now clicking on “Upgrade to WordPress 3.0” I thought would lead to a greater understanding of the database schema, template inconsistencies, and plug-in idiosynchrocies of WordPress as I met an inevitable “Upgrade Failed. Please see log for details” message. […]



Watch out for OpenLayer Distances

I had the fortune on my most recent project, a MapFish mapping system, of having someone else do some thorough testing. One thing that had escaped me, was both the measure tool and area tool were returning incorrect results. The distance as-the-crow flies between Dublin and Cork is 219 kilometres (136.08 miles in old money) […]



Logging OpenLayers with Firebug

I take it as given that anyone developing with Firefox and OpenLayers has Firebug installed. Firebug has a number of powerful tools that can make the previous nightmare of JavaScript debugging tolerable. One feature I recently “discovered” are the logging options. It’s definitely a timesaver over my previous method of putting temporary alert(vals); throughout my […]