[OpenLayers-Dev] Fill up the most available space in the div tag by wms map

Eric Lemoine eric.c2c at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 17:37:14 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Eric Lemoine <eric.c2c at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/6/23 Darko Radiceski <radiceski at gmail.com>:
>> Dear all,
>> I am experiencing the following issue....
>> I load a map from WMS. And then i call map.zoomToMaxExtent()
>> That zooms out to full extent but what i have noticed it does not fill up to
>> the most available space in the div tag. The div tag for the map is of
>> absolute size.
>> So for example if the div tag is 400 x 400 , when i zoom to maxExtent the
>> WMS map i get is like 300 x 300 and is centered in the div. I would like the
>> map to fill the full 400 x 400 with the 180 and -180 being right at the edge
>> of the div.
>> Is is possible to specify on initial load for the map to be zoomed to full
>> extent but also fill up the most real eastate possible?
> By default OL requests tiles that are 256 x 256. So only one tile fits
> in a 400 x 400 div. Either make your div for example 512 px width and
> 256 px height, or change the tile size by overriding the constants
> OpenLayers.Map.TILE_WIDTH and TILE_HEIGHT.

One alternative is to use single tile. For that set the singleTile
option to true when creating the WMS layer object.


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