Improving interoperability between OpenLayers and Esri ArcGIS REST

Boundless continues to see many customers migrate over to hybrid geospatial architectures of both open source and proprietary software.  One of the most common customer requests is to leverage current investments in Esri ArcGIS, while building flexibility and agility into the architecture with the use of open-source.  Customers are looking to make the most of what they have, while not locking into a single-vendor option for years to come.

The latest hybrid integration we are seeing is between open-source web applications built with OpenLayers 3, and existing map, image and feature services published by ArcGIS Server.  So this last half year we’ve been hard at work improving the interoperability between OpenLayers 3 and Esri ArcGIS REST Services. The culmination of this work has resulted in both additions to OpenLayers 3 as well as a new library called olé.

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