OpenLayers 3 Beginner’s Guide

Creating a vector layer

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    <title>Vector Examples</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>
      // create a vector source that loads a GeoJSON file
      var vectorSource = new ol.source.GeoJSON({
        projection: 'EPSG:3857',
        url: '../assets/data/countries.geojson'

      // a vector layer to render the source
      var vectorLayer = new ol.layer.Vector({
        source: vectorSource

      var center = ol.proj.transform([0, 0], 'EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:3857');

      var view = new ol.View({
        center: center,
        zoom: 1

      // the vector layer gets added like a raster layer
      var map = new ol.Map({
        target: 'map',
        layers: [vectorLayer],
        view: view