OpenLayers 2.7 Released

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:

* Bookmark Control — Allows user a simple way to ‘bookmark’ locations on the map and navigate to them. (Author: hpbrantley, URL:
* Loading Panel — Provides a convenient and sexy animated status monitor so users know their layers are loading (Author: bartvde, URL:

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

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