How to remove added WMS layer from OpenLayers? I have seen a link here, but I didn't get clearly.

I have added the WMS layer as follows:

<script src="../OpenLayers.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var map, layer;
    function init(){
        map = new OpenLayers.Map( 'map' );
        layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS( "OpenLayers WMS",
                "http://localhost:8090/geoserver/worksapce/wms", {layers: 'basic'} );
        var layer_1=new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS( "OpenLayers WMS",
        map.addControl( new OpenLayers.Control.LayerSwitcher() );

This code is working fine and adding layer_1 as a overlay layer. Similarly I added 5 more over layers as above, now I want to remove layer_1 using OpenLayers code like map.removeLayer(layer_1);.

Please help me

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    Could you be a bit more specific about what you are trying to do. – John Powell Dec 17 '14 at 12:12

I guess your problem is one of Javascrip variable scope.

The variable layer_1 is only visible in the init() function, so you cannot access it outside of that function.

A solution is to declare it global, that is add to the line

var map, layer

so this reads

var map, layer, layer_1; // and layer_2,...

and then use the global variable in the init function (that is, edit var layer_1 = ... to read layer_1 = ...).

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