How do I structure this ajax call to receive GPS point data from a REST service point and display the points as tracks on an OpenLayers map. So far I have the following code;

dataProvider.requestJSON = function(trackId) {
        url: "https://services.arcgis.com/Sf0q24s0oDKgX14j/arcgis/rest/services/gpsData/FeatureServer/0/query?where=Source= " + trackId + " &outFields=*&f=geojson",
        method: 'GET',

        success: function(response) {
        error: function(error) {

The idea is to have the user input the trackId on the application and visualize the respective track. The trackId is called source on the GeoJSON. How can I fetch the GPS data from the service endpoint and display them on an OpenLayers map as tracks? I would like to implement the solution with jQuery/AJAX, AngularJS and OpenLayers.

  • If I open your url with trackId 1, 2, 3, etc. I get a geojson contains points with ele and time properties. Do you want to display the points, or create a linestring linking the points?
    – Mike
    May 15, 2021 at 11:46
  • I would like to create a linestring linking the points. The user selects the track by ID (labelled source on the gps data) and a track is displayed on the map. I am not quite sure how to structure the success object on the ajax call and also how to prepare the data to be converted to linestrings using openlayers.Thanks
    – kudah
    May 15, 2021 at 11:53

1 Answer 1


Here is a simple OpenLayers example https://codesandbox.io/s/simple-forked-4m0d8 which will fetch a TrackID, convert the points, elevation and times into an XYZM format linestring and display it.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <title>Simple Map</title>
    <!-- Pointer events polyfill for old browsers, see https://caniuse.com/#feat=pointer -->
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/elm-pep"></script>
      .map {
        width: 100%;
        height: 400px;
    <div id="map" class="map"></div>
    <br />
    <div class="tileCoord">
      <span>Track ID: <input type="number" id="trackId" value="1" /></span>
      <button id="fetch">Fetch Track</button>
    <script src="main.js"></script>


import "ol/ol.css";
import Feature from "ol/Feature";
import GeoJSON from "ol/format/GeoJSON";
import LineString from "ol/geom/LineString";
import Map from "ol/Map";
import OSM from "ol/source/OSM";
import TileLayer from "ol/layer/Tile";
import VectorLayer from "ol/layer/Vector";
import VectorSource from "ol/source/Vector";
import View from "ol/View";

const vectorSource = new VectorSource();

const map = new Map({
  layers: [
    new TileLayer({
      source: new OSM()
    new VectorLayer({
      source: vectorSource
  target: "map",
  view: new View({
    center: [0, 0],
    zoom: 2

document.getElementById("fetch").addEventListener("click", function () {
  const trackId = document.getElementById("trackId").value;
    "https://services.arcgis.com/Sf0q24s0oDKgX14j/arcgis/rest/services/gpsData/FeatureServer/0/query?where=Source=" +
      trackId +
    .then(function (response) {
      return response.text();
    .then(function (result) {
      const points = new GeoJSON().readFeatures(result);
      if (points.length > 0) {
        const coordinates = points.map(function (point) {
          const xy = point.getGeometry().getCoordinates();
          const properties = point.getProperties();
          return [xy[0], xy[1], properties.ele, properties.time];
        const lineString = new Feature(
          new LineString(coordinates).transform(

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