What is the difference between adding an ImageLayer like this:

new ImageLayer({
    map: map,

And this:


I'm asking because I can't remove the layer if I pass the map to the ImageLayer in the properties.


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Unmanaged layers are not added to the layer collection, so to remove them you would need to use


See https://openlayers.org/en/latest/apidoc/module-ol_layer_VectorImage-VectorImageLayer.html#setMap

  • Thanks, Mike, I just tried to call the dispose function, and it works also. imageLayer.dispose(). Does it make any difference to your suggestion?
    – BR75
    Aug 19, 2021 at 14:35

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