A layer is a collection of information. It contains specific elements of a gis in a specific presentation method (e.g raster or vector layer). Layers can be edited separately in order to create individual toppics for a map.

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Merge and export two layers that utilize blending modes

I have a new question that I'm trying to solve. Spent more time than I can to admit trying to come up with a solution that doesn't require bringing the layers into Photoshop or the GIMP (which would ...
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Compare similar lines and update layers

Here there are two layers with the representation of the streets and the idea is: We want to update the most recent layer (with the red line) with some of the data storaged in the other one (the light ...
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How to get programmatically selected layers from the QGIS legend?

My QGIS plugin exports all layers from QGIS to KML format. Now I'd like to export only selected layers. However, I can't find any hints in QGIS API. Is it possible to iterate over selected layers in ...
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Toggling Layers in Image Service

A colleague of mine is trying to figure out why she is unable to turn some layers off in an image service hosted on our server. ArcMap gives an error along the lines of "cannot turn off layer" ...
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Layer selection visibility unchecked in initial state in OpenLayers 3

I have this JSFiddle example that has two vector layers in it, 'Cities Layer 1' and 'Cities Layer 2'. As you can see from this example, cities layer 1 has a visibility set as the default of true and ...
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How to refer to another layer in the field calculator?

Is there a way to select an attribute from a polygon layer and insert the value into a virtual field of a point layer using "within" in the field calculator? CASE WHEN within($geometry, ...
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Apply Symbology from a Layer

I am trying to update the symbology of a layer with another layer with a python script. I have written a code for this. But I am getting the following error message : ERROR 000732: Input Layer: ...
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Geoprocessing breaks my data links after upgrade?

I've had this problem all day, and it's happened before, too. I am running desktop 10.3.1 and want to produce a very simple buffer from a single parcel. The output is assigned to the same .gdb that ...
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Filter geoJSON layer after it has been loaded

I'm declaring and defining a geoJSON layer first, like: var layer1 = L.geoJson(null, { onEachFeature: function(feature, layer) { ... } }); ..and then loading a CSV into it, like: ...
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What is corrupting my layer file?

I'm trying to save layer files from a colleague's mxd. As usual I right clicked on the layer and saved as layer file. Simple - but no - the layer files can't be opened. I get this message "Adding ...
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How does ArcGIS Pro choose default color for first layer added to Map?

When I add my first vector dataset to the Map in an ArcGIS Pro project that I created using Map.aptx, it always comes in using a gaudy brown color like in the graphic below. Doing the "equivalent" ...
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QGIS python originalName() does not return actual original layer name

I am writing a Python QGIS Plugin, using QGIS version 2.6 as the basis for development. When loading data into the canvas programmatically, I am trying to maintain the spatialite table name as the ...
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How do i match Layers in QGIS

am trying to create a map, which shall show NRW ( a part of Germany) with some extra gimmiks. Those Gimmiks are Coordinate based locations of several Manufacturers. Later on i want to adjust the ...
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.net arcobjects retrieve user value from layer data source

I have a need to get the user value from a layer properties. The value is from: Layer Properties -> Source -> user in Data Source (sorry not enough score to attach the picture). I tried to check ...
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definition query with 3 plus variables to loop with python and save layer files

I have a script that takes an input feature class and uses a field within this class to create a definition query for each unique field. A question on how to do this is listed below saving layers for ...
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Postgis spatial query st_disjoint

I have 2 layers that I want to compare. I wish to retrieve the features in the layer 1 that have no part in common with the features in the layer 2. I try queries like that but do not returns me the ...
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Finding how many points are in polygon of layer in specific time using QGIS?

I have the layer that I created with the number of earthquakes in each region in the last 400 years. I want to know the number of earthquakes that occurred in one specific region prior to 1900. How ...
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Render or display only the boundary of a vector layer containing thousands of polygons

This might be a very basic question but my lack of experience makes it really hard to answer. To have a cleaner map to print I want to display only the boundary of a layer composed of more than ...
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C++ QGIS Conditional Label Colouring

I am using QGIS and C++. When I create a layer of polygons with labels in the center I am able to use a RuleBasedRenderer to control the background colour of the polygon. How do I similarly control ...
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How to convert KML file to layer , on an alrady existing map in arcgis

I have a map in arcGIS, and i want some kml data to be shown over that map. But if i convert kml to layer, the data is not visible on that map. Both the layers can be seen separately by "zoom to ...
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Copying the visual shapes from another layer to the current one, while keeping the current layers' database

There are 2 layers that have similar shapes but small differences. I want to keep the shape of layer 1 while having the data of layer 2, which includes more data and it will be animated using ...
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QGIS TimeManager with multiple features at one time?

Since the data I have to deal with is really large, it is not practical to separate every feature into one line in the CSV file. Is there any way to animate them as a whole layer? I have ...
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Pass coordinates parameters to geoserver pgrouting service from Leaflet wms tile layer

I've configurated a pgRouting service in Geoserver, following the steps on the documentation it's easy to accomplish. Reading the documentation, existing examples, etc.. I've come to undestand how ...
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set the transparency layer group with Python

How can I set the transparency for all layers within a group of layers? I assume this will require the use of a FOR loop in the Python Console. Based on How to set the transparency for multiple ...
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QGIS - Pop-up menu not displayed when right click on a layer in layer tree view

I'm developing a custom QGIS application using the QGIS API. I've been using the API provided with QGIS Brighton (Version 2.6.1) and have been developing the application in Python in a Windows 7 ...
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PyQGIS: How to get the list of valid layers in TOC?

To get the list of TOC layer names I used the approach suggested here: for layer in QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().mapLayers().values(): print layer.name() But this method is not reliable due ...
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How to display map tips only for one layer?

I'm relatively new to QGIS. I added the hover labels to my map using the Map Tips. My issue is that it makes hover labels for EVERY layer on my map. I only want it to make labels for one layer. Is ...
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How to make a model with more than 2 input layers for buffering and merging?

Would it be possible to add more inputs to Buffer and Merge? From what I can see there is a limit of two input layers per both. As far as I know this is possible in ArcGIS's Model Builder but from the ...
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Adding point layer in QGIS from SQL Server failing

I just downloaded QGIS a few days ago (version 2.8.2-Wien) but I am not able to get it to work as I thought it would. I tried pulling in spatial data from sql server (a "geometry" column containing ...
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GDAL Create Layer WFS

So I'm trying to write a program that has the ability to read and write data from a WFS (Web Feature Service) I've managed to pull all the data I want from the WFS. Now I'm trying to write to it and ...
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ArcObjects WPF Select layer in legend

Can I select a layer, by code, in the TOC/legend of a map in a WPF ArcGIS Runtime application? I develope in ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.2 for .Net in C#.
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Placing a WMS layer above a WFS layer makes WFS layer not selectable

I have two different layers which I call from Geoserver. The first one is a WMS layer with points and the second one is WFS layer with lines. I need to display the points above the lines and I also ...
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Replacing layer ArcSDE connection

I am very new to using Python... I have an MXD with all of my layer files in it. They are grouped by category etc. Each layer file references a dataset within my SDE. My SDE has two different ...
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Can you have layer control in Odyssey.js?

I've been playing around with odyssey.js and made a few map stories with it: http://www.burdgis.com/blog/archive/map-stories/ What I can't work out is how to toggle layers. I imagine you would need ...
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Repairing a broken data source for a single layer in multiple map documents

I am a Python newbie and I'm trying to repair the data source for an aerial raster in close to 50 individual map documents. My supervisor deleted the 2014 recently and uploaded the 2015 in its ...
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Single WMS from single mapfile with several rasters in MapServer

I have several rasters in a single mapfile, I put them as layers like here: LAYER NAME "Layer 1" GROUP "All Layers" TYPE RASTER STATUS ON ...
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Failing to use ArcGIS map as basemap in GeoNode

I'm trying to add the ArcGIS map service to my project in GeoNode but I'm failing to do so. I've read around and I saw information that says I need to make a XYZ tile service (something like this: ...
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Display InfoTemplate based upon Visible Layers

I am relatively new to JavaScript and ArcGIS Implementation, so if I'm missing an overarching understanding please feel free to call me out on that... I have a MapServer that I connect to that has ...
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Adding shapefile from local drive to WebApp using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I want to add a shapefile of certain data to my WebPortal (which is currently running on Localhost) how can I do it? I'm using ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
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Should I use Basemaps or Layers to overlay two maps?

I'm trying to create a map that essentially has two maps on top of each other (chosen from many map choices) at the same time. One of maps will have an opacity slider. Should I be trying to use two ...
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Use Multiple Symbology on single layer [duplicate]

Task: Display multiple symbologies (Gratuated symbols and Colours) on one layer Problem: The symbology keeps overwriting itself, so I cannot get both symbologies at the same time Methods Tried: ...
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Cartodb Toggle Layer help

I am working on a map that i'd like to toggle 1 layer off/on. I followed this http://academy.cartodb.com/courses/03-cartodbjs-ground-up/lesson-2.html tutorial and it worked fine(w/ their data) and i ...
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Saving extent of satellite imagery in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using 50cm imagery for the whole country of South Africa, which make zooming and panning painfully slow. Can I save imagery for just the area I am working with (ie. data frame, city, province)? ...
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Identify task to multiple tiled layers

I have a map consisted of many tiled layers that show points. How can i perform an identify task to the visible tiled layer. Be aware it is tiled layers not dynamic. Any suugestions?
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.mdb is not a valid layer and can not be added to the map

I know this question has been asked quite a few times before but I couldn't find an answer that suited my situation at all. So this is what happens. Currently, I am using ArcGIS to map the sewer ...
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Load multiple layers into multiple maps - python

import arcpy import arcpy.mapping import os import sys from arcpy import env #import string env.workspace = r"G:\GIS" mxds = arcpy.ListFiles("*.mxd") lyrs = arcpy.ListFiles("*.lyr") for maps in ...
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Am I thinking about layers all wrong?

I work for a non-profit health organization and I am currently testing out some GIS software to basically see what usefulness it might serve. My skill set with this software is pretty elementary, but ...
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Points on Map overlapping/covering city and town names

I have a map with many points, these points map incidences of landmine accidents in Colombia. There are thousands of points and cover up parts of city and town names, in some cases the entire lables ...
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Opacity Slider not creating consistently

I am dynamically creating some Opacity Sliders for some layers I have added to my map. The issue is that for some reason after it creates 7 of the sliders it doesn't create the rest correctly. I have ...
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extend extent of geoJSON layer - Leaflet

I am zooming to the extent of a set of geoJSONs collected in a FeatureGroup with this call: map.fitBounds(myFeatureGroup.getBounds()); ...I would like to extend the extent a bit; as it is the ...