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I realize this is a bit of an open question but are there any known open javascript libraries which facilitate printing an OpenLayers map? I'm looking to produce the content on the client and possibly upload it to convert to PDF or simply set the innerHTML on some dom element.

I started a proof-of-concept but was looking for something which honors various tile sizes and vector markup (IE 8) and all the other complexities that are sure to arise.

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What is the source of your map? If it is eg mapserver or mapguide, you could consider rendering your image there. –  johanvdw Mar 28 '12 at 21:23
Unknown at design time and varied (Public - Google, Bing, OSM, ArcGIS as well as ArcGIS/ArcIMS, MapGuide, WMS, ...). I'd like a client-side solution for collecting the imagery and vector markup. Once collected probably upload to convert to PDF. Need to embed map in a document. –  ca0v Mar 29 '12 at 3:44

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I've asked a similar question .

Best answer was using OpenLayers.Control.ExportMap() to generate an image of the canvas.

Here's a DEMO.

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We rolled our own few years back because there wasn't anything available. And it's significant amount of dev. And also had to support older browsers w/o Canvas. If starting anew and supporting only modern browsers this looks like the way to go. –  Vadim Mar 28 '12 at 19:44
I'd be curious to know the challenges you faced. I need to run in IE 8. –  ca0v Mar 29 '12 at 3:32
CaptDragon - had to change my question...looking for IE 8 solution otherwise ExportMap + Canvas.toDataURL() was everything I was looking for. –  ca0v Mar 29 '12 at 4:02

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