My code works normally but I want to add a search box and with coming value (like addresses) which I search on WMS and focus on those for which value exists. I mean like that I have search box and I give the parameters for example New York Washington Apartment and in the background search on WMS and zoom to New York Washington and select. I searched samples but I didn't find how I can do that.

map = new OpenLayers.Map('map', options);               
                var tiled = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS(
                        LAYERS: 'bla',
                        STYLES: '',
                        format: "image/png",
                        tiled: true,
                        tilesOrigin : map.maxExtent.left + ',' + map.maxExtent.bottom
                        buffer: 0,
                        displayOutsideMaxExtent: true,
                        isBaseLayer: true,
                        yx : {'EPSG:2322' : true}
                 layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS(
                        LAYERS: 'bla:bla',
                        format: "image/png",
                        opacity: 0.2,
                        isBaseLayer: false
                    var select = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Selection", { styleMap: new OpenLayers.Style(OpenLayers.Feature.Vector.style["select"]) });

                map.addLayers([layer, tiled, select]);

                control = new OpenLayers.Control.GetFeature({ protocol: OpenLayers.Protocol.WFS.fromWMSLayer(layer) });
                control.events.register("featureselected", this, function (e) {
                control.events.register("featureunselected", this, function(e) { select.removeFeatures([e.feature]); });

                layer.mergeNewParams({'CQL_FILTER': "fid = ADRES_BINA.125063"});

                for (var j = 0; j < control.features.length; j++) {
                    var geom = control.features[j].geometry;

  • 1
    Your question is not clear to me. Do you have the address in your data? or do you wish to geocode and zoom to any arbitrary address? – Devdatta Tengshe Dec 10 '13 at 8:27
  • on geoserver i have all table for example country, town, street i search with feature name and and find feature ,select it and focus. That's all heron has query filter like that – Görkem Karadoğan Dec 10 '13 at 9:09

Try setting up your vector layer with a filter, strategy, and protocol. and event handler. I have not included any protocol code. The protocol will bind you wms layer to the vector layer, so to speak.


  strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.Fixed()],

  filter = new OpenLayers.Filter.Comparison({
    type: OpenLayers.Filter.Comparison.EQUAL_TO,
    property: "fid",
    value: some value

    featureadded: function() {

then as the attribute changes in your code, set the filter and refresh the layer

  filter.value = some value;

|improve this answer|||||
  • i couldn't do that :/ how will i add these code. ? – Görkem Karadoğan Dec 10 '13 at 16:05
  • 1
    I am not sure what you could not do. Is you issue with setting up the vector layer with a filter, protocol, strategy etc, or are you unable to set the filter value? – Ralph Dell Dec 10 '13 at 19:58

You can't search a WMS for a textual string, it's not part of the WMS standard. You will need to search some other service, perhaps a gazetteer, perhaps a WFS, and use the results of that service to give you a bounding box which you can use to define your WMS request.

|improve this answer|||||

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.