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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How to perform a true GIS clip of polygons layer using a polygon layer in R?

I would like to do a true GIS Clip in R of soils polygons using a series of single boundary polygons, but I cannot find an R function to properly do it. It should work just like the CLIP function in ...
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Is it possible to have dynamic layer names in QGIS project?

I have a QGIS project with layers, based on PostGIS SQL queries that use current date. Since the data in the database changes, these queries return different data every new day. Is it possible to ...
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Advice needed on JavaFX Map Rendering

A few months ago I inherited an old (10+ years) Java Desktop application that used maps and simple icons to represent point data to various users. The application was writted in Swing and used Esri ...
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CartoDB problem with layers and infowindow display

I hope someone has had the same problem and can help me out. I just started testing and using CartoDB, and I am dealing with this problem on a map that has been published already: ...
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Trigger event on right-click

I want to, on right-click on a feature in a layer, have an action execute. I need to know 1 thing: What layer was right-clicked. Does anybody know how I can get this functionality? The API doesn't ...
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How to copy paste layers from one QGIS project to another?

Using QGIS 2.4, how can I copy one or more layers (with its properties, style, and the path of the source data) on QGIS and paste it in a different .QGS project? I tried to make this, clicking in a ...
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Save a layer for each unique value using Python in QGIS

I have a map, in which each region is defined as an attribute of the map (I can select each region from the attribute table). I am trying to create new layers each one containing only 1 region using ...
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Add multiple Layer files in subdirectories to mxd using python

I have more than 300 layer files located in many sub-Folders and sub-sub-Folders. All Sub Folders are located in one large directory.I read Use python to add layers to TOC and I try, with arcpy, to ...
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Automated map export, iterating layers and editing text

So just a beginner here. I've been automating a few map exports with ArcMap, I've used stack exchange to mash together some scripts to export maps with one FC symbolised using different fields and ...
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Can a joined-layer have its attribute changed depending on what layers are selected/deselected?

Using QGIS, I have a polygon-grid layer which covers everything, Layer_All joined with 2 other grid layers: Layer_1 and Layer_2, both of which intersect at various points. I would like Layer_All to ...
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How can I export a list of an mxd's content (layers names) into a table or a pdf?

I am using Arcgis 10.2. I have created a set of mxd from which I need a list of the layers and their characteristics (Name, sources, symbologie - maybe as in legend, if there is an Definiton Query, ...
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Adding layer to MXD from different SDE slows down ArcPy script

My python script looks at layers in an MXD, then does a couple of clip and measure operations and generates a PDF. It works accurately and quickly (0.5-3 seconds) when all the layers in the MXD are ...
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ArcGIS API Javascript Server creating a dropdown menu

I am trying to rebuild this ESRI example with my own feature layers: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/dataadapterfeaturelayer.html Since I just want a dropdown menu existing out of ...
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Use python to add layers to TOC

I've been battling with adding layers to the TOC for some time now. I have managed to single layers added but need to loop through a folder and add all layers. Shapefiles I cannot get to add at all. ...
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Delete layer from ArcMap using Python

Problem: I'm trying to loop through all my layers looking for layer named "CADAnnotation". If the layer exists then remove the layer from the mxd Notes: Running from Stand-Alone script (ie. NOT ...
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QGIS 2.0.1 - problems to add layers - encoding?

I have just installed standalone QGIS 2.0.1 on a PC with Windows 8. But, when I open it and try to add layers nothing happens? I browse to find the file I want and click 'open' but it doesn't turn up ...
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Layers Question

I'm currently mapping with a free account on CartoDB but I've run into a roadblock. I need to add multiple visualization layers onto my map but the free account limits me to merely four. Is there any ...
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add featureset in graphics layer without iterating

I have a geoprocessing service that returns a large amount of features (featureSet). I want to attach them in a graphics layer, but I dont wont to iterate over all them. I tried using the ...
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creating a new layer based on colour characteristics

I have 14 polygon layers. I have plotted them as transparent layers, so I can get a final layer with 6 different colours, which represent different categories. I want to create a new layer made by the ...
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How to disable “Simplify geometry” via Python?

After I've loaded a layer from a table in my db I'd like to disable the 'Simplify geometry' (found in Layers/Properties/Rendering) programatically using Python. I've tried several versions of ...
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How can I change SQL query through a layer of an action (python)? [closed]

I have three layers from three diferent database tables. When I click in other layer I want to change (with an action) the query of that three layers. How can I do that? Thank you
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Merge layers and fill gaps

I have 14 layers, which are polygons. They represent the channel of a river at different periods. I need to fill the gaps that exist once I overlay the polygons, but I can't change the properties of ...
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Comparing floor and roof areas using QGIS?

I am pretty new in this GIS topic and I would really appreciate if someone can help me with this problem. I am doing a research for university that shall show the available roof area for ...
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Error when running Python script to replaceDataSource of multiple layers in multiple mxd's

I looked on all of your sites and did not find a solution to my problem. Almost all of our data has been copied to an SDE and now most of the layers in all of the mxd's need to be redirected to the ...
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How to georeference a vector layer with control points?

I have a non-georeferenced vector layer that I need to be georeferenced. With raster layers the task is easy and straightforward, but I have no idea what should I do with my vector layer. I have a few ...
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Search layer in MXDs

I work on arcview 10.3 and i try to find layer called "ways" in several mxds. i try this code but it does not work. anyone know how to do it?: import arcpy,os,sys,string import arcpy.mapping from ...
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How do I add my own map layers to Leaflet

I have a Leaflet map and want to add two of my own small polygon layers (currently in shapefile format, but they could be converted to GeoJSON). Can this be done without a mapserver to publish them ...
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Adding shapefile layers in QGIS causes previous layers to disappear

This is my first time having such trouble, but I'm only a casual user. I have a base raster layer of the school I work for and I've been adding vector shapefiles on top of that in separate ...
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Adjust Geoserver home page just to WMS service

I want adjust my first Geoserver home page(Before logging in) just to WMS service! Can anybody help me please?? Thanks.
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Error with GeoExt.data.WMSCapabilitiesStore + gx_wmslegend

When I use this code (code in bold means for comparison between codes): // create a new WMS capabilities store store = new GeoExt.data.WMSCapabilitiesStore({ url: ...
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ogr2ogr - extracting S-57 layers

I'm trying to extract the layer DEPARE from an S-57 datafile and convert it into a shapefile. I'm using ogr2ogr from OpenGeo Suite 4.5 (GDAL 1.11.1) on Windows 7 64 bit. The problem is that when I ...
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Z-index in OpenLayers 3: layer ordering in OL3

Is there a method to cjange Z-indexes of layers in OpenLayers3 like it was in old version? map.setLayerIndex(markers, 99); //set the marker layer to an arbitrarily high layer index and I need to ...
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Setting KMZ layer visibility

How do I set the visibility scale for a line KMZ created from ArcMap (Layer-to-KMZ). I'm sure I would have to go into the KML code and add, but add what. That is to say as I zoom in and out using ...
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How to add on click information on places in any layers in OpenGeo Suit 4.5?

I recently installed OpenGeoSuite 4.5 and I am very new in to it. I uploaded my .shp file in it and it showing that layer currently. Now I want to add some information(name and a little info etc) of ...
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Openlayers - Get Type of Layer

Is there a way to get the type of all the layers in an OpenLayer maps object? What I am trying to do is iterate over all the layers in my OpenLayers map object and populate a dropdown list with the ...
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How to update projection of layers in Geoserver using gsconfig

Im using following code to find projection of layer from geoserver.catalog import Catalog cat=Catalog("http:// localhost:8080/geoserver/rest") myResource = cat.get_resources(store='storeName', ...
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Layer toggle disappears leaflet

I'm having a bit of trouble finalizing a project I'm working on. When I upload my map to filezilla, my map layer toggle doesn't show up: before uploaded: after uploaded: Does anyone have any idea ...
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Download layers from arcGIS online in python [closed]

How can I get layers/maps from arcgis online in Python? I mean to download layers from Arcgis online in python, just like publishing. I've searched about it in the documentation of Arcgis 10.2.2, but ...
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Geocoding Result layer does not show up in ArcMap?

http://i.imgur.com/XF5iQN4.png Everything was going fine until I geocoded the addresses. The addresses were all matched, but the Geocoding Result layer wouldn't show itself on the map. There should ...
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QGIS - Save not working after copy-paste between layers

I am trying to copy points from one layer to another in QGIS, both shapefiles, both with the same schema, both point files, both with the same Coordinate Reference System. The shapefile was originally ...
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Sourcing free live traffic layers to use in MXD of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am looking for free live traffic layers for an ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 MXD. My searches haven't been that successful.
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How can I iterate over map layers in QGIS python

I'm having trouble figuring out how to iterate over map layers. I can access the currently highlighted layer in the table of contents via iface.activeLayer() but I want my code to operate on all ...
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Working with AutoCAD Layers in ArcMap

I am following the ArcGis10.0 desktop help to bring cad data into ArcMap but I'm having trouble accessing the Autocad layers set up in the Autocad file. I am: using the add data to reference in the ...
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python script to retrieve names and scale range from an ArcGIS MapServer url

i am pretty new at ArcPy. i need to write a python script to retrieve names and scale range from an ArcGIS Map Service url. i had a look around json and url2lib but i am lost. I want to retrieve the ...
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How can I join a buffer layer to the layer it was created from?

I have two relevant layers for this problem: Real estate parcels (point data) Multiple ring buffer layer - contains multiple buffer rings around each particular real estate parcel. (0.5, 1, 1.5, ...
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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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How can I enable a file to be edited if ArcMap won't let me edit it already?

I have two wetland layers. One file downloaded from the National Wetland Inventory and one from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services. Both layers were downloaded through MassGIS's Online Mapping ...
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How to avoid “Handle bad layers” message when using QGIS Flowmapper plugin?

In QGIS, if I close a project and try to open it a few days later I often get a message that says "Handle bad layers". This is very frustrating because when I open the project various layers will have ...
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Get layer name by click on features OpenLayers3

I want to add selec interactions to my OL3 map. Adding two different select interactions like this is not working. Only the second one works. Like this: var select = new ...
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SQL filter to show one layer only if another layer is missing

I have two oracle tables that represent buildings in my town. The first table represent buildings that are surveyed and measured accurately but doesn't cover all the parts of the town while the second ...