OpenLayers Reviews & Product Details

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

In the web GIS project wer have implemented our aim was to create an application where users can upload their GIS data into our server for processing and to show processed data on a map. We have implemented new technologies such as vector layers in web GIS. OpenLayer's vector layer library have helped us to visualize spatial data and we have used some other tools such as drag&drop on map for implementing the user interaction with application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

In fact I was a great fan of Leaflet. But when I was trying to find a way to show and manage vector layers on Leaflet I came across with a problem still persist on Leaflet's vector layer library. So I changed my direction to openLayers. But my prior experience wasn't so pretty with OpenLayers (v3) but last year I've realized OpenLayers 5 was bundled with webpack and there are plenty of examples on the documentation. Boilerplate Openlayers5 project on the Github was the best thing about OpenLayers. I was able to build my project on top of it very quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is pretty good but I think there must be more examples on how to use some complicate functions. Especially third party packages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

My problem was rendering dynamic data that streamed from server to the client. I have used the vectorlayer functions very easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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OpenLayers Overview

What is OpenLayers?

OpenLayers helps to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles, vector data and markers loaded from any source.

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OpenLayers helps to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles, vector data and markers loaded from any source.


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Snr Front End Software Engineer (React Native & React)
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Developed a real time IOT connected web based location monitoring software. OpenLayers was used to show device and wearer's current and previous locations using icons. It was also used to create a wearer's exclusion and inclusion zones as well as a wearer's heat map. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The existing functions to draw polygons, Coming from a JavaScript background, I also found the syntax easy to understand. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve from 2 to 3 was rather too much. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Drawing polygons and saving the points in a database. These points can be retrieved from any devices and automatically draw a new polygon. Also able to draw a circle around an area on the map by entering just a post code. And more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PN
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

While working on the Spatial data dissemination of the project NSAF(https://krishiprabidhi.net/), I have found OpenLayers more effective to showcase the data and analysis in the map Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

I like the easy to start and tones of example about the OpenLayers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish OpenLayers have more flexibility working on the Raster data set and google base map Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

For web-based GIS or spatial data/map integration, I would recommend using OpenLayers. OpenLayers have a rich inbuilt function and tones of example which makes you tackle all your want and problem of data dissemination in the web platforms. With GeoServer and PostgreSQL database, OpenLayers give you the perfect way to create the geoportal or geospatial applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

I have integrated the OpenLayers with many of my web-GIS projects and it helps me tackle up the most effective way of creating interactive maps on the web. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Openlayers helped me on the development of GIS web apps like portals Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The easy way to use withing the framework that I used. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some functions that used to be very useful from version transitions were depercated Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

This is the best mapping framework for web integration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

The main problem solving is to help local authorities to have great mapping systems and with great interaction Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

plot report generation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

the technicalities used in openlayers is simply brilliant Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

official example required for QGIS server integration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

The OpenLayers gis map rendering library is capable to cater all prime functionalities which are essential to render gis map. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

doing map page of web GIS application with OpenLayers. It is best opensource library in its class. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

My first navigation based app

My second Job Resulting on Map app Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

OSM Javascript APIs and Nominatim for GeoJson data

Good and useful Map interaction APIs

Powerful Geolocation APIs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- unsame nested array structures of data models in boundries array of coordinates of geojson of Nominatiom Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Very assist and useful in my projects.

By using OSM, time cosuming and wasting are reduce completely and get high speed of production in my work! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AT
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Administering layers in a more significant and dynamic format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The quality of the software, as well as the processing and visualization time compared to most software packages of its kind. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much really. I believe the developers will come across ways to make the software even more likable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Nice environment for quick to use layers! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Numerous application run-around issues. When needing to visualize the difference in layers, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Application in agriculture, smart city management, transport management etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

In built functions for playing with spatial geometries and showing multiple layers at a time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need some more in built fuctions like other open source packages like GDAL for better manuplation of spatial data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

One of the best open source option for learning as well executing small or big vauable applications for showing spatial information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Showing different information on a single map along with different styling and legends. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

A Fleet Management project needed a map with markers to have an overall view of where all the vehicles were at a given moment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

It's simple to use, vast amount of resources to learn and the possibility to use a lot of different tilesets Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At the time it wasn't very mobile-friendly, in my experience Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

mapping data to the real world, with open source! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Wms tile layer mapping Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Compatible to work with geoserver,wms layers can be easily populated Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Limited examples,should include more examples on gis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

It helped me to render wms layer on webmap Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Learning and Measurement Intern
Non-Profit Organization Management
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

OpenLayers is a helpful and increasingly innovative way to integrate design into your spatial analysis. I used OpenLayers plugins to map out a catchment area for my nonprofit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Liked the image quality, the ability to customize the map file, and the amount of other people using OpenLayers right now who are available to help on platforms like Stack Overflow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I was not familiar with HTML or CSS before finding OpenLayers, so I had to learn some tricks of the trade when it comes to writing in code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Become more familiar with the HTML and CSS platforms as you start to pick up OpenLayers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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