OpenLayers 3 Beginner’s Guide

Creating your first map

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<!doctype html>
    <title>Hello OpenStreetMap</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../assets/ol3/css/ol.css" type="text/css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../assets/css/samples.css" type="text/css" />
    <div id="map" class="map"></div>
    <script src="../assets/ol3/js/ol.js"></script>
        // Declare a Tile layer with an OSM source
        var osmLayer = new ol.layer.Tile({
          source: new ol.source.OSM()
        // Create latitude and longitude and convert them to default projection
        var birmingham = ol.proj.transform([-1.81185, 52.44314], 'EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:3857');
        // Create a View, set it center and zoom level
        var view = new ol.View({
          center: birmingham,
          zoom: 6
        // Instanciate a Map, set the object target to the map DOM id
        var map = new ol.Map({
          target: 'map'
        // Add the created layer to the Map
        // Set the view for the map