OpenLayers 2.7 Released

News Date: 
29 Sep 2008

The OpenLayers Development Team is proud to announce release of OpenLayers 2.7.

As always, the source is available at

This release features a number of major developments, including:

  • Vector-Behavior: Strategies, Protocols, Filters
  • Improved Vector rendering for better performance
  • Canvas rendering class
  • Z-Ordering and Y-Ordering for Vector layers
  • New Basic Measurement Control
  • New OpenLayers.Request interface for AJAX
  • Smarter Popups

... and tons of other new features and bug fixes that you can see detailed here:

Furthermore, we are proud to announce two new additions to the AddIns directory! Yes, it is an exciting day for everyone in the OpenLayers Community. Please take the time to check out:

We even have a nice new UML Diagram to help people out with understanding the new classes in 2.7 and their relationships. Thanks Emanuel!

A thank you again to all the people who helped to make this release happen.


The OpenLayers Team