[OpenLayers-Dev] Layering Print Problem

Erik Uzureau euzuro at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 02:59:35 EDT 2008

Hello Jeffrey,

In fact we do not have a good solution in place right now for printing
an OL map.

...but we should. If you have done any work on this and would be interested in
giving back to the community, please let us know.

For now, I've opened a new ticket in the 'Future' milestone:


On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 9:39 PM, Jeffrey James <jefjames at umd.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am helping out with a University campus navigation system (
> http://seamster.cs.umd.edu:8090/map/index.html ) built on top of
> OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org) and we are having some
> trouble printing from the browser.
> What ends up happening is that the top layer (what is superimposed on
> the OSM map) gets printed, but not the actual OSM map.  Actually, the
> behavior varies from browser to browser (it prints all of the top layer
> in Firefox 2, but Firefox 3 prints part of the top layer and part of the
> background layer).  The print preview is inconsistent in what it shows.
> I am hoping to create a solution using OpenLayers, but am currently
> unfamiliar with it.  I came across this post that seems very similar to
> our problem:
> (http://www.nabble.com/Printing-overlay-to12128719.html#a12128719).  Is
> this the right approach to take?
> Thanks much for your time and assistance.
> Sincerely,
> Jeffrey James
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