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I first uploaded a geojson type polygon to the OpenLayer. Can I still edit the feature of this layer? Here is the code I am using: (It can upload the geojson layer but can not edit it)

        var map, layer;

        function init(){
        map = new OpenLayers.Map( 'map');
        layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.OSM( "Simple OSM Map");

        new OpenLayers.LonLat(0.8,52.472).transform(
                new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:4326"),
            ), 7

       var featurecollection = {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-248052.78111938,6928922.6476283],[-193018.12076172,6933661.7433813],[-167335.27926147,6885812.1636815],[-184915.79576462,6855084.4783151],[-228484.9018811,6854931.6042586],[-260588.45375641,6872512.1207617],[-266703.41601837,6898194.962262],[-248052.78111938,6928922.6476283]]]};
       var geojson_format = new OpenLayers.Format.GeoJSON();
       var vector_layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector({
        projection: new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:4326")


//Until Here, No Problem    

        var select_control = new OpenLayers.Control.SelectFeature(vector_layer);

        var modify_control = new OpenLayers.Control.ModifyFeature(vector_layer,{


Is there something wrong with the editing code? Thanks in advance.

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Still need an answer. – Yu Guo May 29 '13 at 8:45

You have a select control and a modify control activated at the same time, The modify control has it's own select mechanism, so there's no need for a select control (and if you do need it, deactivate it when activating the modify control. A Panel might simplify that).

See for what is needed to get your code working.

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Thanks a lot. Can I ask one more question to you: After the modification, how can I save the new feature as the geojson data? Thanks a lot. – Yu Guo May 29 '13 at 9:54
sure: listen to the "afterfeaturemodified" event on the layer, like so: and then use your favorite method to POST/PUT to server – atlefren May 29 '13 at 10:06
Thanks Altefren. You know, I am still a student, could you give me more advice on this field. I am feeling that OpenLayers API documentation seems a little bit confusion to me since it doesn't have a relevant example on each command. Do you know how can I learn it fast. Thanks – Yu Guo May 29 '13 at 18:26
I strongly advise you to read up on javascript, and study the source code of Openlayers. I'm not sure what you mean by fast, but what I do know (from personal expirience) is that it takes time to learn to write code. – atlefren May 29 '13 at 18:42

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