[OpenLayers-Dev] Leaflet vs OpenLayers

Stéphane Brunner stephane.brunner at camptocamp.com
Wed Sep 19 04:56:04 PDT 2012


I agree with your short analysis with Leaflet

For the css3 effects I don't know what you say, it we takes this example:
actually we we resize the tiles when we zoom in and out,
when we receive the tile we have a fade in effect.

Leaflet has something other ?

For the size of the library you should build OpenLayers, have a look on:


2012/9/19 Tim-Hinnerk Heuer <th.heuer at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> Just food for thought:
> I've recently discovered Leaflet, a competitor? to OpenLayers if you can say
> so for an OS project. Apparently it's "what the cool kids" use instead of
> OL. Would you agree? My reaction is that OL is much more feature rich and
> mature than this new kid on the block (not to mention projections...).
> However, I like the gimmicky CSS3 effects of Leaflet and the fact that it's
> so tiny. It would be great if OL could borrow some ideas and make it
> possible to have such small builds for mobile and fast applications. I know,
> one can compile a specific version etc, but there is still a difference
> between 200KB and 27KB. I guess 173KB difference is not that huge compared
> to all the tiles one needs to download.
> Does Google's Closure compiler make a difference? I haven't tried that yet.
> Discussion and feedback welcome.
> Regards,
> Tim
> Tim-Hinnerk Heuer
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> Blog: http://www.thheuer.com
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