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is it possible to snap (drag and snap) a feature to another feature in the same layer? I found OpenLayers.Control.Snapping but it's snapping only the points.

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The OpenLayers snapping controls will snap to points and nodes in a line/polygon. It will even snap to 'pseudo nodes' like the intersections between lines. See this example for more - OpenLayers Snapping and Splitting.

If what you are actually after (and if it is I would recommend making your question clearer) is moving a whole polygon/line as one (i.e. not node by node) until it snapped with another feature then I am afraid I am not sure. I am highly doubtful and I've certainly never come across anything like that. Someone else may be able to shed some mroe light though.

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I agree with you, the only tools that I know that can snaps many nodes at a time are the ArcGIS 10.x topology tools such the edges to topology snapper. –  Below the Radar May 9 '13 at 15:03
    
You mentioning topology has suddenly made me remember the JavaScript Topology Suite. This might have something in it? I have not ever looked at it myself though so you're on your own! github.com/bjornharrtell/jsts –  Rob Quincey May 9 '13 at 15:24
    
if you can create a tool that snaps entire polygon with JTS, you are really great! It is possible, but no one have done it in the Open community for now. –  Below the Radar May 9 '13 at 15:31
    
Yes, I would like to move a whole polygon as one and snap it to another polygon (edge to edge). –  Achaja May 13 '13 at 6:24

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