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OpenLayers 2.10 by Erik Hazzard

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What, technically, is OpenLayers?

We said OpenLayers is a client side JavaScript library, but what does this mean?

Client side

When we say client side we are referring to the user's computer, specifically their web browser. The only thing you need to have to make OpenLayers work is the OpenLayers code itself and a web browser. You can either download it and use it on your computer locally, or download nothing and simply link to the JavaScript file served on the site that hosts the OpenLayers project (http://openlayers.org). OpenLayers works on nearly all browsers and can be served by any web server or your own computer. Using a modern, standard-based browser such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, or Opera is recommended.

Library

When we say library ...

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