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OpenLayers Cookbook Paperback – August 24, 2012
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About the Author
Antonio Santiago Perez
Antonio is a Computer Science professional with more than ten years of experience in designing and implementing systems.
Since the beginning of his professional life, his work has been always related to the world of meteorology while working for different companies as an employee or freelancer. He has good experience in development of systems which collect, store, transform, analyze, and visualize data and is actively interested in any GIS-related technology, with preference for data visualization.
His main field of experience is the Java ecosystem, and he has also worked actively with many related web technologies while looking to improve the client side of web applications.
He is a firm believer in Software Engineering practices and is a follower of Agile methodologies, involving customers as a main key to the project's success.
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Top Customer Reviews
As the title can easily suggest, the approach utilized inside the book follows a problem-solution way for addressing to some crucial tasks, besides a good number of practical examples are accompanied by the necessary code and screenshots.
Although I believe that the book would be useful also for newbies of the matter, I think it is more oriented towards GIS-related professional developers with some basic knowledge of web technologies and want to start or gain in-depth knowledge of creating web mapping applications.
The book seems to be done very accurately, being broken into logical chapters from a GIS developer perspective, covering progressively a broad range of topics, from the basics, as for example very generic web mapping basics and raster and vector formats, to the advanced ones like the use of OpenLayers controls and working with OpenLayers events.
In conclusion, I consider this book could be very useful for a wide range of people which either is approaching to the web mapping matters or are very experienced web mapping developers, although probably is more oriented towards those have at least a basic knowledge of the web mapping matter and technologies.
If you have a little or no knowledge of OpenLayers and you need to start using it, or you are using OpenLayers and need to speed up your results, or simply you get bored with the technicality and want something more practical... this book is for you.
Is it perfect? Of course no: I miss, for example, a recipe for reverse geocoding. However, the practical approximation of the concepts and the wide range of OpenLayers features covered, make of this one a great book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very good introduction to openlayers, it guides the reader through a number of well worked exampes of OpenlayersPublished on September 22, 2013 by Martin McCaffrey