I am looking for any ideas here. I want a user to be able to interact with a map. I know I can use HTML5 canvas to allow the user to draw over a map. But what about if I want something simpler? For instance, the user can click on the map, which will add a textbox and pinpoint - the user can then write notes for any locations they place this point. Is there a library which will allow me to do this? Thanks!

  • Although HTML 5 is fine, features can also be drawn on the map by the user using HTML 4, as can be seen in this old OpenLayers example: "OpenLayers Draw Feature Example" (goo.gl/k3Dhu).
    – dariapra
    Nov 26, 2012 at 18:08
  • could you please point to your example? Thanks.
    – Breizh79
    Mar 21, 2016 at 14:23

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if you search more simple thing with openlayers, you can allow user to add point with label which opacity have to be 0. So you can see only text which is inherited from your point.

if you want any code, i can write something for you.

i hope it helps you.

  • Thanks! I think I can figure it out looking at an example. This should work fine.
    – KyleK
    Nov 26, 2012 at 18:38

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