Live Demo

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For the practical part of this thesis, the Smart Map Browsing feature animated zooming was realized for the Free JavaScript web mapping application OpenLayers. The Demo shows the animated zooming feature additional with animated panning. The following new interactions are possible:

  • animated zooming by zoom bar, dobble-click, mouse wheel, zoom box, +/- keys
  • animated panning

The animated zooming and animated panning patches are actually in review process by the OpenLayers developer and are expected to be included in OpenLayers 2.5. The JavaScript code of this demo (based on OpenLayers 2.4 RC5; as of May 25, 2007) is available on the download page and in the OpenLayers SVN Sandbox.