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OpenLayers 2.10 by Erik Hazzard

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Time for Action – creating a map with no controls

Without controls, our map will not be interactive. This is sometimes exactly what you want, such as when displaying a map on a printer friendly page.

  1. First, we'll need to create our map object and pass in an empty array to the controls property:
    map = new OpenLayers.Map('map_element', {
      controls: []
    });
  2. Now, no controls will be added to the map unless you manually call addControl or addControls. Let's create and add a WMS layer to our map:
    var wms_layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS(
      'WMS Layer Title',
      'http://vmap0.tiles.osgeo.org/wms/vmap0',
      {layers: 'basic'},
      {}
    );
    map.addLayer(wms_layer);
  3. Make sure you also set the extent—as stated in previous chapters, this step will be implied in all future examples: ...

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