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In my OpenLayers web app I have registered an onmousemove event which performs certain functions. What I am really after though is a way to register and handle the user panning or zooming the map.

Thanks in advance

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

you can do with the same method:

map.events.register(type, obj, listener);

movestart triggered after the start of a drag, pan, or zoom

move triggered after each drag, pan, or zoom

moveend triggered after a drag, pan, or zoom completes

zoomend triggered after a zoom completes

example code:

 map.events.register("move", map, function() {

i hope it helps you...

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Brilliant! Thanks for your help. –  CatchingMonkey Jun 1 '12 at 10:10
you're welcome. –  Aragon Jun 1 '12 at 10:22
Very odd that Map has a movestart event, but Layer doesn't... –  ach Sep 19 '13 at 20:18

If the automatic Geolocation is enabled, the event is called either the map moved automatically or the user moved it. So, this is a problem.

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