[OSM-dev] How do I do make shaded area overlays with openlayers or something similar?

Steven te Brinke s.tebrinke at student.utwente.nl
Wed Sep 23 10:40:33 BST 2009

OpenLayers has nice support for vectors. It supports many formats, you 
can easily add WKT geometries for example. This is the best way to go if 
you want to add simple or dynamic overlays.
The postcode finder you mentioned uses a tiled layer. Such a layer can 
be rendered using Mapnik. I have a nice example in [1]: Google Hybrid 
like, but with OSM data on top of their aerial images (unfortunately my 
site is Dutch, but it shows the idea).



Peter Körner schreef:
> John Smith schrieb:
>> 2009/9/22 Peter Körner <osm-lists at mazdermind.de>:
>>> You may want to take a look at http://topo.geofabrik.de/
>> I can't read German, is there a download link or something?
> Oh I'm sorry I missread your mail..
> I thought you wanted to have hill-shading for your map ;)
> As far as I understand you, take a look on openlayers [0]
> As shown on [1] it supports drawing vector-data on maps. As I don't have 
> any special knowledge about the usage, I can't help you any further, but 
> I'm sure so. here will.
> Peter
> [0] http://openlayers.org/
> [1] http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/behavior-fixed-http-gml.html
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