[OSM-dev] OpenLayers problem with latitude and longitude placement

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 17:17:19 GMT 2008

2008/12/18 Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at googlemail.com>:
> Thomas Wood schrieb:
>> A particularly good guide to spherical mercator and projections with
>> openlayers is at http://docs.openlayers.org/spherical_mercator/
>> OpenLayers has a history of very sparse documentation, but they're
>> trying to fix that for their next release. Inheritance of bounds,
>> max/min resolution/scale/numZoomLevels, from the Map object to
>> individual Layers is fairly complex. In general, this type of Map
>> options should match those of the base layer. In particular, see the
>> last paragraph of the linked article.
>> This is also quite a good OpenLayers overview tutorial
>> http://workshops.opengeo.org/openlayers/intro/doc/en/ (as linked from
>> docs.openlayers.org)
> Hi Thomas!
> Sorry for the late response!
> Both references were very interested reading - so I really recommend this to
> anyone going to start with openlayers :-)
> For example this teached my what the displayProjection parameter while
> creating a map is really used for :-)
> Anyway, the current documentation about the various parameters used in
> various functions is virtually none existing. Hopefully this will become
> better in the way you've described.
> Regards, ULFL
> P.S.: The most pressing need to document is IMHO very certainly the various
> possible options that you can choose for the various constructors ...

That's the purpose of the API reference.

Thomas Wood

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