I have a vectorlayer in my map and would like to change the style of features when the zoom level changes. Is this possible?

var vlayer = new ol.layer.VectorTile({
    renderMode: 'vector',
    preload: Infinity,
    source: new ol.source.VectorTile({
        attributions: '&copy; <a href="https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright">' + 'OpenStreetMap contributors</a>',
        format: new ol.format.MVT(),
        tileGrid: new ol.tilegrid.TileGrid({
            extent: ol.proj.get('EPSG:3857').getExtent(),
            resolutions: resolutions
        tilePixelRatio: 16,
        tileUrlFunction: tileUrlFunction,
        projection: 'EPSG:3857'
    , style: stylefunction()

var map = new ol.Map({
    target: 'map',
    layers: [
    view: new ol.View({
        center: [0,0],
        zoom: 15
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    This may be the answer you're looking for: stackoverflow.com/a/37873359/3361339 Jun 13, 2017 at 12:08
  • Thanks @AlexandreDubé. That is what I am currently doing... Unfortunately the issue is that OpenLayers only styles the object once... If I have multiple styles... For example, a road is 1 pixel wide at zoom level 10, but I want that same road to be 2 pixels wide at zoom level 11, the function to style the object is never called after the initial style... The road remains 1 pixel wide no matter what zoom level I go to because the object already has a style.
    – birwin
    Jun 13, 2017 at 16:22

1 Answer 1


If you want to change it up to the zoom after setting styles on the features, you can set change:resolution event on view.
something like this:

map.getView().on('change:resolution', function(e) {
  var features = map.getLayers().getArray()[0].getSource().getFeatures();

  if (map.getView().getZoom() == 2) {
    for (var i = 0, len = features.length; i < len; i++) {
  } else {
    for (var i = 0, len = features.length; i < len; i++) {

sample codepen here
when the map zoom is 2 then the color of features turn to blue.

  • Thanks @Chase Choi... I will try this a little later and mark it as an answer if it works... This appears to be what I was looking for, however. As I want to restyle many features this might be fairly CPU intensive, however, it looks like my only option.
    – birwin
    Jun 14, 2017 at 16:24
  • Your answer appears to be the solution. I have one problem, however... I am using OpenLayers3 and I am using a ol.layer.VectorTile object. Your map.getLayers().getArray()[0].getSource().getFeatures() line throws an exception . I believe that line works for a ol.layer.Vector object. From the research I have done on the Internet, OpenLayers does not allow me to pull Features from the VectorTile object.
    – birwin
    Jun 16, 2017 at 21:12

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