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To start building applications with location services, you need either an ArcGIS Developer account or ArcGIS Online account.

1. Sign in with your ArcGIS account

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2. Get an access token

Use an API key or OAuth 2.0 access token from your developer dashboard. Learn more in Security and authentication.

Get an API key

3. Quick start

Below is a simple example that shows how to create a map with OpenLayers and the basemap layer service.

To build this map:

  1. Open the code in .

  2. Replace the apiKey with your API key from the dashboard.

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        <script>
    
          const map = new ol.Map({ target: "map" });
    
          map.setView(
            new ol.View({
              center: ol.proj.fromLonLat([-25, 25]), // Starting location [longitude, latitude]
              zoom: 2
            })
          );
    
          const apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY";
    
          const basemapId = "ArcGIS:Navigation";
    
          const basemapURL = "https://basemaps-api.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/styles/" + basemapId + "?type=style&token=" + apiKey;
    
          olms(map, basemapURL);
    
        </script>
    
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4. Explore tutorials

Follow step-by-step tutorials to learn more about how to integrate OpenLayers with other location services.

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5. Deploy your application

Learn about general guidelines and the Terms of use before distributing your application.

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