JQuery Spatial

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This project moved on and is now called MapQuery and lives at http://mapquery.org/.

The mailing list is at http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/mapquery

This page is dedicated to the integration of the jQuery JavaScript Library with geospatial web mapping projects. Currently developers from the following projects show interest:

This page attempts to collect all information related to integrating spatial functionality with the jQuery library. We are always interested in other activities with the aim of joining resources instead of diluting them. If there is another more active community around we will gladly link to them and join forces as best we can. One known place of activity is:


There are different paths to follow, including but not limited to:

  • implement a copy of GeoExt with jQuery
  • create a geo / spatial extension for jQuery
  • create jQuery UI widgets
  • GeoJQuery could become a jQuery plug-in


One advice from Andreas Hocevar was not to live with inconsistences in OpenLayers, so do not built work-arounds, please fix them in OpenLayers.


Mapbender started using jQuery way back and it has become a core component in current versions. More information is available in the Mapbender Wiki:

TODOos & Next Steps

  1. contact JQuery community, check for possibility of plugin, name "GeoJQuery" (Till)
  2. contact developpers of Gquery and try to get them involved (Till)
  3. early relase of first 0.001 release (Volker, Marc, Thorsten)


After first thoughts about a project, where the AJAX-Javascript Library jQuery is linked to OpenLayers at the OpenLayers BOF at the FOSS4G 2009 in Sydney, Till Adams and Marc Jansen initialized a BOF with the working title "GeoJQuery" in March 2010 at the FOSSGIS (local chapter Germany conference) in Osnabrück.


  • Andreas Hocevar
  • Marc Jansen
  • Till Adams
  • Thorsten Müller
  • Volker Mische
  • Arnulf Christl
  • Jan Schorn
  • Pirmin Kalberer
  • Dominik Helle
  • Oliver Tonhofer
  • Martin Dresen
  • Johannes Schulte Sudhoff

In March 2010 another BoF met at the IV Jornadas SIG Libre and continued to discusss the topic.