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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Trying to geocode and map a large street segment table with no lat-long

I have a table with 26000+ street segments with address ranges and school zones I would like to convert to a GIS layer. Any suggestions?
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Using ArcPy to display result shapefile with layer symbology?

I am using an ArcPy script, and everything is working perfectly except the display of the result shapefile file. What is the best solution to display the result? In the end I would like to share ...
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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 ...
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Python script to summarize layer properties

I recently found this layer properties script that summarizes layer properties in a single file or a directory and all subdirectories: ...
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Set Layer Scale Range Still Draws When Layer is Grayed Out In TOC? ArcGIS 10.2

I have a layer which I have set the visible 'Scale Range' to don't show layer when zoomed out beyond: 1:18,489,298 and in beyond 1:9,244,6249. (I am using ArcgGIS Online/Bing Maps/Google Maps ...
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How to create multiple QGIS layers from multiple text files?

I have a few hundred txt files (each representing a line of a river bed profile) that I need to load as (point-) layers in QGIS. Partial example: 4504764.8331;5374251.3024;397.8871;2 ...
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Giving line features of same layer different colours

I have one layer and there I have different lines. Imagine these lines are pathes of persons. So image a person x and y. And I now want to differ them by just watching on the different colours of the ...
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Openlayers cluster stragegy total count

How can I get total feature count of vector layer: var mylayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector(null, { "protocol": myWFSProtocol, "styleMap": style, "strategies": [ ...
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Can KML layer order be set in the CMV

I just started exploring the CMV about a week ago as an option to replace our Flex Viewer based configurable web mapping applications. So far it seems to be meeting all our needs however I have run ...
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Creating layers for each attribute value via Arcpy script

I'm having some trouble starting this script. Not sure how to start, as I have to create/output layers for each attribute value from a certain column named that has integers. They are all unique ...
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Selection layers ie selection by location or attibute. Are selections retained when the data source is updated

I have a several large feature classes , that are over a large area. I am only interested in an Area of Interest inside the this area. So I have used an Area of interest shapefile and used this as the ...
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How to create a layer from existing attribute data of another layer?

I am using Arc Map 10.2 and I have a shapefile consisting of parcel data. I would like to create a shapefile/layer from the existing parcel shapefile by using a table that consists of a list of ...
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Using layer file to apply symbology to shapefile with ArcPy?

I have code that doesn't work at the moment: # Import arcpy module import arcpy # Script arguments Input = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) if Input == '#' or not Input: Input = "frame" # provide a ...
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Using union and area increases?

I have two layers … assume A and B … one is landuse and one is limit of that. The main reason to union these two layers is to calculate street. But my problem is after I union these two the area ...
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Make a group layer in ModelBuilder

I've got a model that iterates through a whole bunch of files and creates layers from certain of those files. I'm trying to put together another tool that will group the produced layer files, but I ...
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why does my script not save a layer when it encounters a “ \” character in the string

i have some code that takes a field and finds every unique value in that field. it then creates a layer for each unique value. The code is working ok , but it is failing when there are \ characters ...
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What defines where the files will be saved?

Hi I have a script I am using to save out layers automatically I have posted another question here ArcGIS creating individual layers for unique attribute in a given feild. Limitations of Where ...
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ArcGIS creating individual layers for unique attribute in a given feild. Limitations of Where Clause

I am putting together some code that makes a layer for each unique attribute within a given field. So if I had a shapefile that contained point data for locations of say postboxes in every city , for ...
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QGIS add layer not working

I have QGIS 2.8. I open up the database manager, connect to PostGIS, and then execute a query. The resulting query has an id column, a name column, a geom column, and a membership column. I click on ...
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CMV LayerControl configuration

I've been reading through the help and readme.md and playing with the configuration options for the CMV LayerControl and I'm pretty confused by the possibilities. It seems to me there are at least 2 ...
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Add layer to mxd files ignoring specific item- arcpy

I try to add layer (abc) to several mxd files with arcpy and ignoring mxd file which called "land use" . I work with arcview 10.3 : import arcpy,os,sys,string,datetime import arcpy.mapping from arcpy ...
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How to remove a feature from a layer created with “Make Layer From Selected Features”?

In ArcGIS desktop, I select some features from a feature class (say with the "Select By Location" function), and then right-click and choose "Selection--> Make Layer From Selected Features"(online ...
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Select by location-arcpy

i work with arcview 10.3 on 20 mxd's (each mxd has 25 layers) and i try to do select by location (with arcpy) and want to see a layers that are visible in the current map extent only. All Other layers ...
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Need to add an Image over my map

I am working on loading an image from my computer on my map. Using map.addLayer(). No example of ol3 is of help. Can anyone please help me with adding an Image in a layer over the ol3 map?
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Feature Rotation Exception

I am getting an error when I try to change the value of a feature's Rotation Value. I have a schematic feature that I would like to rotate by changing the field's ROTATION value, but everytime I try ...
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How to remove layers that are not in visible df extent

I am working on ArcMap 10.3 and I have a map with 50 layers in it. I am trying to check if layers are in a data frame. Unlike How to check if layers in a dataframe with Arcpy, I want to define the ...
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“No data available” on hover

I have the following map: https://aressk.cartodb.com/viz/408dd3ea-deea-11e4-9d17-0e9d821ea90d/embed_map It has two layers. On the Waypoints layer, I have Hover turned on for the Info Window. On the ...
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How to remove a layer and its legend in a standalone pyqgis application?

In continuity in my question "How to add a legend to a canvas in a standalone PyQGIS application?" > In every addition of a new layer in my standalone application, the legend lengthens and becomes ...
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How to add graphics to map at lowest level?

I am able to create graphics and add them to the map, but they are getting added as the top-most layer. The labels (if active) of another layer get hidden due to this. I want to know how to add ...
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GIS information on worldwide cases of wildfires?

I am developing some case studies on wildfire cases around the globe, some examples include California (2007), Australia (2009), Moscow (2010), Valparaiso in Chile (2014), and so on. I was wondering ...
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How do I take a contour .shp file and create a separate layer for each elevation?

The end result is to have a .dxf file in which each different elevation resides in a different layer. If at all possible I would like to be able to do the organizing in tile mill, or through some ...
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SaveToLayerFile does not properly save symbology

I'm trying to save a symbology from a layer, but any way I try to do it, it just gives me a unsymbolised feature shapefile when I try to add the newly created .lyr file. Anyone have any idea why this ...
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How to define layer in QGis like in AutoCad?

I have imported a dxf file into QGis. While the importing processes split my dxf file into three layers - Point, Linestring and Polygon, which are different from the layer in AutoCad. I found the ...
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Referencing layer in Table of Contents using ArcPy?

I'm looking for the best way to reference a layer in the TOC using arcpy and, if it is possible, that is different than the following: mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = ...
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ArcGIS Feature Class verse Feature Layer

In general is it better (more efficient) to work with Feature Classes (FC) or Feature Layers (a feature layer of a FC). I know when I construct model I always (or generally) work with feature layers ...
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SaveToLayerFile failed - “value is not a layer”

Tried doing a SaveToLayerFile on a layer in a workspace, but it confusingly says it's not a layer. I know it is a layer because the script can access lyr properties (e.g. name) and all of the ...