At the moment I have my OpenLayers 3 map set up to cluster icons upon zooming out. I want to disable the ability to select clusters but allow the user to select individual markers if they zoom in. Preferably, clicking on a cluster could select each individual feature in the cluster (in their correct locations). My select code is like so:

var selectClick = new ol.interaction.Select({
    condition: ol.events.condition.click,
    style: selectedMarkerStyle,
    addCondition: function(mapBrowserEvent){
        var features = null;
        map.forEachFeatureAtPixel(mapBrowserEvent.pixel, function (feature_, layer) {
            features = feature_.values_.features;
        if(features !== null && features.length > 1){
            return false;
        return true;

However the addCondition doesn't seem to be working. At the moment clicking on a cluster selects one of the features in the cluster, in the location of the cluster, rather than the features correct location.

Is there any way to fix this?

  • Is there a zoom event you could hook into to disable/enable the mouse click event handler? Like only handle the mouse click event for selection when at a particular zoom level? I am assuming when you zoom in, the clusters disperse into the normal shapes. Or you could provide a check in your event handler to only proceed at certain zoom levels/scales.
    – Branco
    Feb 13, 2015 at 21:13
  • This is a good idea however clusters dont form at specific zoom levels. If all icons are dispersed then no clusters would even form at all so im not sure this would work.
    – Brandon
    Feb 14, 2015 at 1:26

1 Answer 1


It's been a while but I stumbled upon the same problem. Your code helped me a lot, this is the solution I came up with (not that I'm using typescript, to convert it to JS remove the types after the variables):

Here is my code:

// create the select interaction
var select = new ol.interaction.Select({
    style: styleClick,
    condition: function (mapBrowserEvent) {
        // check if it is a click event
        if (!ol.events.condition.singleClick(mapBrowserEvent))
            return false;

        // collect all the features at the click event
        var features = [];
        self.map.forEachFeatureAtPixel(mapBrowserEvent.pixel, function (feature_, layer) {
            var features_ = feature_.get('features');
            // get all the features in that place
            for (let i = 0; i < features_.length; i++)
        // check if one or more featres on this place (a cluster always contains multiple features!)
        if (features !== null && features.length > 1) {
            return false;
        } else if (features.length === 1) {
            // trigger the callback for the selected feature (best place I found, since the  ol.interaction.Select doesn't seem to have a change event)
            // YOURCALLBACK FKT (e.g. callback(features[0])
            return true;

        // default exit rout
        return false;

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