OpenStreetMap switches to Leaflet instead of OpenLayers

    For a long time, the main site of OpenStreetMap used the OpenLayers javascript library as a means to display geographic maps on the site with the ability to enlarge, reduce and drag the mouse, as well as select “layers” (maps and labels).

    Yesterday (November 23), the OpenStreetMap website switched to using the Leaflet library , which can do the same, while being distinguished by better support for mobile devices, and its small size, and a good API.

    This is a bright day for Vladimir Agourfonkin ( Mourner ), the creator of Leaflet, and for all those who helped this project with open source code - sent their code, helped ideas, tested.

    Yes, and all users of OpenStreetMap will now be more comfortable.

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