Helen Danger Burns Helen Danger Burns - 3 months ago 115
Javascript Question

Openlayers 3: add text label to feature

I have the current set up here: fully functional fiddle example and whilst I have managed to zoom to each polygon feature I would also like to display a centralised text label on each... the

field_title
variable found within the
get_fields
method. I have no idea how to do this and all my googling has come up with this article: http://openlayers.org/en/v3.3.0/examples/vector-labels.html which I find totally confusing as I'm a little new to OL!

Answer

To add a text to ol.Feature you will store the description in the feature and set a style that is a style function (that will get the description from the feature and show it):

field_polygon.set('description', field_title);
field_polygon.setStyle(styleFunction);

function styleFunction() {
  return [
    new ol.style.Style({
        fill: new ol.style.Fill({
        color: 'rgba(255,255,255,0.4)'
      }),
      stroke: new ol.style.Stroke({
        color: '#3399CC',
        width: 1.25
      }),
      text: new ol.style.Text({
        font: '12px Calibri,sans-serif',
        fill: new ol.style.Fill({ color: '#000' }),
        stroke: new ol.style.Stroke({
          color: '#fff', width: 2
        }),
        // get the text from the feature - `this` is ol.Feature
        // and show only under certain resolution
        text: map.getView().getZoom() > 12 ? this.get('description') : ''
      })
    })
  ];
}

Your fiddle.

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