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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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 ...
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new layer from calculations with fields of other layers in QGIS

I've two layers, both with the same fields: A, V, where A is the shape's area and V a value given by me. I want a new layer with shape created by the intersection of the other layers' shapes and a ...
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Mapbox GL JS, self hosted vector tiles with missing levels

Using Mapbox GL JS with self hosted vector tiles in protobuf format where it looks for tiles using {z}/{x}/{y}.pb paths. I have a scenario where I only have data for zoom levels 9, 11 and 13. Is ...
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Accessing “valueField” property of layer's symbology using ArcPy?

This has been really hard to debug, as I had no idea where to look at first, but I have made an attempt to access the "valueField" property of a layer file. This layer file is of the UNIQUE_VALUES ...
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Source for cloud cover map layer over UK

I'd like to add a layer to display historical data on cloud cover in a Leaflet project I'm currently working on. This is specific to a given day in 2012 for a city in England, and ideally I'd like to ...
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How to add label to QgsVectorLayer by Python

my goal is to define label programmaticly for the case similar for the figure below: But didn't find any guidance how to do so using Python. I have a feeling it could be done using QgsLabel but ...
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Using Python Add-In to delete/remove ArcMap layers that are turned off?

I have made a python addin button which removes layers that are turned off in an MXD. The strange thing is that I get different results depending on whether I run the python commands in the python ...
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How to Send a Feature to a Different Layer [duplicate]

I have a polygon that I made using the buffer tool on a layer. The problem is, I can't figure out how to send this polygon to the layer I would like it to be on. The yellow polyon is the one I'm ...
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Accessing secure Geoserver layer with username password

I created Users, Groups and Roles in geoserver. And I set the user roles for my workspace. user1 can read user2 can write And I want to access my layers as anonymous like this: ...
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Refresh Map after Invoke URL

I am making a map on Auto Desk Infrastructure Map Guide Studio. Now I created a small ASP.NET website and hosted in local machine, Now on click of different buttons in flexible layout toolbar, I ...
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Adding shapefile as layer in ArcMap via Python scripting?

I am trying to automate various tasks in ArcGIS Desktop (using ArcMap generally) with Python, and I keep needing a way to add a shapefile to the current map. (And then do stuff to it, but that's ...
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How to add terrain information to an existing project in QGis 2.6? [closed]

I have created contour lines and a hillshade layers and saved it as a vector and as a GeoTiff file respectively. However, when I try to add these layers to an existing project, nothing shows up. Where ...
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Is there easy way to get layers names from WMS server?

I've been looking for information on how to get layers names from certain WMS servers, but I didn't find any. E.g. I have this server: http://sdi.geoportal.gov.pl/wms_prg/wmservice.aspx and I want to ...
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Polygon Visualization problem on ArcGIS Online?

Has anyone encountered Visualization problem when uploading shp (zip) file on ArcGIS Online? The polygons are all displaced and overlapped with each other! I am sharing the link with the layer of ...
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What is Python equivalent of ModelBuilder's Iterate Feature Selection?

My data consists of two featureclasses: Points = points representing trees Polygons = Polygons representing % canopy area by area. Each polygon in the FC has a % canopy measurement in the ...
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Leaflet filtering existing featuregroup

I have a leftleat map and i would like to filter the featuregroup i am displaying. exp_colJSON = new L.geoJson(exp_col,{ onEachFeature: pop_col, pointToLayer: function (feature, latlng) { ...
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Layer loadstart & loadend events in OpenLayers 3

OpenLayers 2 has these layer events "loadstart & loadend." What is equivalent to them in OpenLayers 3? While a vector layer loads and is rendered, I need to show a loading icon.
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How do I rename Shapefiles in QGIS?

I have a huge list of layers in a project that are named in a foreign language. I want to translate and add the English title to the name. When I right click on a layer and choose Properties -> ...
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List Elements or Datasets of a given Layer

I am sorry of this might sound like a noob question but I cannot find any answer from google. I used arcpy to do batch processing of Network Analyst - Make Service Area layer of thousand of stores. ...
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Enabling all layers by default using Leaflet?

I am using leaflet maps to compare heat layer and marker layer. I've an option to add multiple marker and heat layers dynamically. For me Heat layers are enabled by default as on when user adds new ...
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Reordering of layer properties fields in QGIS possible? [duplicate]

I'm wondering why such simple things are not possible. I have 5 fields on my layer and the last one shall be on the top now. But there is no way to do this, is this correct?
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Unable to draw a polygon due to “The feature cannot be added…”

The feature cannot be added because it's geometry collapsed due to intersection avoidance. see also http://i.imgur.com/xiiI7NE.png What happended: Let's say I have 2 layers. To the first I ...
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Arcgis Layer Guid or unique value

I need to get some unique values, for example ; i have dynamic map and ıt has seven or more sublayers and i need get these sublayers's unique id or guid. i can get sublayers from dynamiclayer on ...
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How to convert PostGis Table (Grid data) to Continuous field using Qgis?

I'd like to transform my Gridded Layer (generated form a PostGIS table of points) to a continuous and colored layer. How could I do this with Qgis or any other program?
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ArcGIS API for Javascript Not Adding Layer and/or Graphic during mouse event handler?

I am trying to add a graphic to my graphics layer during a map mouse event. In the javascript console, I can see that my graphic object is created and no error is thrown when I add the graphic to my ...
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Generate layers based on feature values

First of all, I am very new to the GIS world, so bear with me if the question is stupid. I am using ArcGIS and here's what I try to accomplish: I have a feature class (let's call it Areas) storing ...
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Edit attribute table for shapefiles in folders and subfolders with arcpy?

Continuously to Merge shapefiles in folders and subfolders with arcpy I try to edit attribute table for 20 shapefiles that spread in big a folder and are divided to a lot of sub folders. All ...