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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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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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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Define spatial reference of layer in ArcGis JavaScript API

I get an error "Map: Geometry (wkid: 3301) cannot be converted to spatial reference of the map (wkid: 4326)" when I want to add only graphics layer. I found that spatial reference for a map is defined ...
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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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External layer switcher and layer order

So I'm using an external layer switcher because I need it imbedded in a bootstrap dropdown menu. It works really great except for one thing.... when I change between viewing my base layers, the ...
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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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How to query postgres with gis to get GeoJSON for GeoJSON tile layer?

I have a postgres database with one table like the following: CREATE TABLE post_pl ( gid serial NOT NULL, zip character varying(5), zip_n integer, city character varying(50), geom ...
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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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Using Google Maps as layer in ArcMap?

Can I use Google Maps as a layer in ArcMap? Is it possible?
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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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Cause of ERROR 000732: Input Layer: Dataset plan does not exist or is not supported?

I have several mxds (located in C:\Project ) that have 250 layers each. All the layers as the same name- "plan" and they all in group layers like that (added picture for example): I try to change ...
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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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“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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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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How does Leaflet layer ordering work with CartoDB layers?

All, I'm trying to figure out how Leaflet layer ordering works when you have layers coming from CartoDB. I have a map with 1 polygon layer (cartodb), 3 point layers (cartodb), 1 basemap layer ...
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Using Qt Designer to Create a Form in QGIS that can search for a specific point in a layer

I would like to ask if you can create a form in Qt Designer to create a form that can search for a point on the map using data that the user will provide such as the Name. I am currently creating a ...
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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 get layer type in OpenLayers 3?

I would like to iterate through all of the added layers in an ol.Map instance and only select the vector layers. So far I could get the individual layers with the a property of the resulting object of ...
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OpenLayers 3 - Monitor layer loading progress

I'm doing an upgrade from OpenLayers 2 to OpenLayers 3. In OL2, I was monitoring the loading progress of layers with their loadstart and loadend events. With grid layers I was even able to show a ...
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Go through items in a composer legend (QGIS 2.6)

I'm trying to develop a plugin in QGIS 2.6, which opens a composer, add a map and a legend, and (among other things) adjusts the legend. Is there a way to go through items in a composer legend with ...
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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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Load third-party APIs only when the corresponding map layer is requested?

OpenLayers allows multiple map layers to be hosted on a common platform. If the map application supports a wide variety of maps, say from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, I find that upon initialization, ...
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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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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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Using Python to export multiple layers to .pdfs

I have found a solution to the issue below. The problem had to do with coding GetParameterAsText without actually using it as an input in a tool. That was the reason the raster layers wouldn't turn ...
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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 ...
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OpenLayers get feature from layer at viewport position

How can I get a feature from layer at a viewport position, in openLayers 2.12. For example something like... Layer1.getFeatureAtPosition(x,y)
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How to separate states in USA file using ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have found a few different files containing the entire United States, with attributes including states. Is there a way to separate the states out into their own files (perhaps in one file ...
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getFeatureFromEvent from multiple layers simultaneously in OpenLayers

I'm trying to return multiple features from two layers from a user click (one feature from each layer)? I'm using openLayers 2.12. I have 2 vector layers containing polygons, and a container layer ...
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Is it possible to add a raster file as layer from an URL?

I have several geoTIFFs stored on a server that I can access through http. I would like to add them as raster layers analogous to adding a local raster file through the "Add Raster Layer" button, but ...
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How to iterate through feature class to produce multiple point density files in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to create separate point density layers for each feature within a feature class owning to differing density characteristics within each feature. I would like to be able to accomplish ...
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Problem with snap layer when in name is space

I'm trying to make a option, where user can choose layer to snap. All is okey when layers names are without space, but if in name is space (like 'something layer name') snapping does not work. How can ...
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Update shapefile name with layer name

I had a layer that I split by fields. The resulting files were given a name. I updated the names of the resulting layers in QGIS but have realized that the shapefiles have not been updated ...
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Problem moving layers in QGIS

Just wondering if anyone ever experiences any problems moving layers? I have set up QGIS in the office and it works brilliantly for everyone apart from one of my colleagues who finds that on odd ...
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Print boundaries of one layer over another [closed]

i am new to QGIS. I have a base map from google, openstreet map over which i want to show the boundaries of another layer. How can i do that? While trying to edit, is it possible that QGIS allows to ...
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How to specify one layer among many with getWMSInfo?

I am using getWMSFeatureInfo with multiple point layers. When I click on a point on map, how to specify which layer that point belongs to?
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how to copy layer and add to same mxd and rename layer using ArcPy and ArcMap 10.2?

I am trying to copy a layer in an mxd and add that layer to the bottom of the TOC using Python, but I have not found a way to save the mxd programatically without making a copy. I also haven't found ...
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How can I copy columns from layer 1 to layer 2?

I have two layers, the first layer is pipe: that has some fields (column) title like : length, id, material. Also I have another layer that is empty (without any fields). How can I copy fields ...
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How to bind layer display?

I work on several layers in arcmap 9.3 My question is about creating binds to display theses layers directly. like ctrl+1 ( display / hide layer 1 ) ctrl+2 ( display / hide layer 2 ) ctrl+3 ( ...
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Saving and updating problems with PostGIS-Layer in QGIS

I have a OSM populated PostGIS DB (filled with osm2pgsql). All tables are working fine. But for my work, I need to combine some polygons with some points: create table attraction as select way as ...
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Saving Feature Class Symbology into a Layer or Object to apply to another Feature Class

I am creating a tool to automate a data standardization process. Part of this process is saving the feature class (variable "filename") as a layer file, projecting it into another coordinate system ...
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PRACH data plotted in a better way but not completely

I am close to finishing the visualization of PRACH in mapinfo. Here's my output so far (for 4 counters) Unfortunately, for some sectors it is not working as it should be. Can you please help out? ...
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batch save as layer to relative path in ArcPy

I would like to use a similar code as below, but one that uses relative paths. Since my input is a batch of tif files (not layers), I do not know if I need to use other functions like ...