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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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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Change projections depending on the zoom level

Is it possible in ArcGis (from a technology/performance/… point of view) to switch projections depending on the zoom level? For example, Is it possible when zooming at some extent to the poles, my ...
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arcgis flex api turn on/off group layers

I just started using ArcGIS API for Flex. In my case I need to provide a widget to turn on and off several layers together, which means these layers need to be turned on together or turned off ...
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Layer just for annotations

Im relatively new to QGIS and would like to know whether or not I can save my form annotations to a layer so I can turn them on or off.
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How to configure a write only layer on Geoserver?

This is probably a wrong way of doing it, but I was exploring this option only because I do not know how to implement the right solution. We have a layer to which features are added using WFS-T. We ...
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Is there a universal map/ layer format?

Just wondering if there is a universal map format that all GIS software can read. ie to quickly share layers with all our partner agencies which have different GIS Software, rather than have to ...
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Startup python script to re-join layers

In QGIS 2.2, there is a bug which involves using the JOINS properties on a vector layer (that is already being joined with several other vector layers) whereby the attributes are not fully loaded. ...
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Summarizing different (local) shapefiles/sources into one centralized database using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcMap/ArcCatalog 10.2, is there a way, to summarize a huge number of widely spread shapefiles/sources (different servers, different hard drives etc.) into one centralized database, in order to ...
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Determining active layer regardless of its name using ArcPy?

ArcPy has a method of defining an active map regardless of its filename or path: mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") I wonder if there is a similar way to define an active layer. I need it ...
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What is wrong with my data receiving from php script for geoJSON TileLayer?

I want to get geo data as geojson for geojson tile layer requests in leaflet. I set up a geojson layer like this: https://github.com/glenrobertson/leaflet-tilelayer-geojson/ A php script answers ...
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OpenLayers - cannot set layer opacity

I have the following problem: by default, you can simply change the opacity of layer by writing for example: layer.setOpacity(0.3); But when I add it to my map SelectFeature controls, my layer is ...
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Hotkey in ArcGIS for Desktop to delete layer from Table of Contents?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and wish to remove/delete a layer from the Table of Contents. I cannot find such hotkey. I have tried the DELETE button but that does not do it. Also such hotkey is ...
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How to export all the layers from Table of Content to shp file?

I have got lots of different layers in the Table of Content panel in ArcMap. I want to export them all in shp format in one go. How can I do that? So far I have been doing it one by one by right ...
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Memory layer or QgsVectorFileWriter Error?

Currently this excerpt of code will not save to file (as it is supposed to). The memory layer is visable and editable. Yet even when manually saving the layer, any priorly added features ...
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Proper updating of new memory layer geometry?

Current workflow for a toolbar button: -create memory layer -save memory layer to shapefile Then the user uses the built-in QGIS tools to add geometry and finally saves changes via the auto prompt ...
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Vector layers without geometry in QGIS?

Using QGIS, I have set up a couple of automated layer additions via the toolbar. After adding geometry in each respective layer (point, lineString, polygon) and saving changes to the layers, the added ...
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multiple image in OpenLayers

I'm fairly new to OpenLayers so please bear with me. I'm trying to add multiple images to OpenLayers. I have the following (some code is excluded): var images = [image1,image2,image3] // these are ...
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Can I save an ArcGIS GeoPDF with all layers turned off, which can then be turned on individually in a pdf viewer?

I am working on an mxd that has many individual point layers (displaying species locations). To make life easy for my stakeholders, I'd like to export to a GeoPdf so that all of these point layers are ...
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How to convert ASCII in x,y,z format using gdal_grid?

I have a map saved in (AFAIK) Arc/Info ASCII format and I would like to convert it with gdal grid but I am getting errors. My data (p.csv) is in the following format: 319053.25,319301.12,544.28 ...
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Lining up three Layers that use same Coordinate Reference System (CRS) in QGIS?

How do you make all borders of a layer equal? they should be equal but i don't know how, mCRS layer is all in philippine zone 5(EPSG:3125), with the same formula/equation, I'm new to QGIS and I'm ...
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Merged Layers turned into square shape cause by single layers in QGIS?

What I did is merged the 30 layers of the map (Isabela Map Province - Philippines) and below is what happened. How do i remove the inside map of the border? I'm new to QGIS and I'm using QGIS 2.4 ...
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Creating New Layer After Sorting Attribute Table using QGIS?

I have been self-teaching myself some open source GIS. I downloaded QGIS and have been following this four part tutorial - ...
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How do I change the order layers are displayed in in MMQGIS?

I am dealing with hundreds of different layers, all of which have one of 6 names - not by choice, that's just the way they show up when I import them. I am trying to merge all those with the same ...
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Meaning of Spatial Join ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer?

I'm using ArcGIS (ArcMap) 10.2 to determine the relative location of points of land to a regulated area. I downloaded a layer (.lyr) file that displays the regulated area, and am able to display that ...
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Merging vector layers using QGIS? [duplicate]

I have dozens of vector layers that I want to join together in QGIS. They have identical fields. How do I do this?
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Setting Layer Properties Using ArcPy

I am writing an ArcPy script that creates a Point Density Raster file, and then changes the following properties in the resulting layer: Symbology Classified Classes = 10 Classification Method = ...
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Layer tick boxes embedded in PDF map

Maybe this is more of a PDF question than a GIS question. Today, I received a layered PDF map shown as a landscape A3, with a square map on the left, and with the map title, the legend, the scale, a ...
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Creating a layer switch Google Maps Api v3

I have generated a basic webpage with Visual Studio 2012 that displays a Google Map. My goal is to add multiple KML layers from my Server onto the Google Map, BUT, i want to be able to have a sort of ...
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How to force geometry type in (WFS) layer in QGIS

I have an external WFS source serving mixed geometry types - in other words, I have no control of the source. When adding the layer QGIS sets the geometry type to line and thus I am unable to style ...
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Millions of polygons: displaying layers in Leaflet based on location being viewed?

I'm trying to create a map of all parcels in a state. In my state, this is several million parcels. In their current format, they are encoded as topojson and divided up by county. I'd like to show ...
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TileMill-style based on the country the objects belong to

Is it possible to have different TileMill stylings in different countries? I need for instance different colours for highways based on the country the highway is in. Is there a best practice solution ...
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More than one group for a single layer in Geoserver?

I have a huge number of layers in my geoserver that I have painstakingly imported and they all work correctly when viewed with GeoExplorer etc. I want to know if there is any way to create set maps ...
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Is there a way to display more than 10 categories in cartodb?

I'm creating a map in CartoDB. I have roughly 18 categories, but each of those has a sub-category, which is 'yes' or 'no'. Currently I am displaying the 18 categories in two different layers to get ...
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Get Web Map Layer Field Value for If/else Statement

I've been trying to read through the ArcGIS JavaScript API but can't find what I want. I have a web map on my page that is based on my my map stored on ArcGIS online. I want to create an if/else ...
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How do I programatically edit the layer 'Display Expression'

I'm wondering if someone has or knows where a tool is to edit the 'Display Expression' of a Layer, or more specifically, a TableView, in ArcGIS Desktop. I know that it can't be accessed with Python, ...
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OpenLayers Vector Features with common properties in multiple Layers

I am trying to manage features across different layers. Features are displaying weather parameters at some points on the map. Hence there is a wind layer, a temperature layer, etc. which all are ...
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Adding layers with different WKIDs to ArcGIS API for Silverlight application?

In Esri Silverlight application, how can a map layer with a different WKID than the one used in the application be added? Will Esri 's Silverlight application handle the re-projection?
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How to remove ghost layer in Qgis?

I added a delimited text layer to a Qgis 2.0 project, working in Windows, but it got added wrong: It didn't appear in the list of layers on the left panel, nor did it show in the map canvas. However, ...
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Many layers from a unique KML files ? (OpenLayers)

I have a KML file generated from a server that contains many networks. I want to know if is it possible to generate one layer for each network from this single KML file ? Thank you!
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How to change the symbology on many image files within a group?

I have a group of raster images from lidar data (so a DEM). When loaded in, they all have different symbology - so their color scheme and color ramp are all different. I would like to create a group ...
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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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Arcscene export issue: only upper layer showing up

I have created a 3d visualization with ArcScene 10.1. I have 1 hillshade of a portion of an area, which take elevation ifno from DEM of the same area. Also, the DEM is coloured and overlayed onto the ...
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Disappearing layers in ArcScene

This is very frustrating! I have DEM hillshade layers which I have tried to change the base heights to floating surfaces. I have done this with these layers before (!) but had to change them back and ...
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Is it possible to set symbol layers always on top?

Is it possible to set symbols always on top, also if the layer with the symbol is drawn under another layer? Example: My layer order is like that: Streets (top) Buildings Landuse (bottom) The ...
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Plotting two shapefiles using R? [duplicate]

I'm not familiar with using R for GIS. I was wondering if you can help me figure out how to plot different shapefiles at the same time. I'm using the "map" function to generate a map in order to get ...
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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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Programmatically set layer properties Python Init function

Is it possible to set the layer properties Python Init function field programmatically? I've been looking through the qgis 2.2 api but can't seem to find anything on it. Hint, suggestions and ...
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Is there a way to know if an error occurred while loading a WMS layer, in OpenLayers 2?

First of all, I already asked this question in stackoverflow. I don't want to spam by asking again here. But I think the question fits better in gis.stackexchange. I am sorry for the replication. Feel ...
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Selecting Features in ArcGIS based on their relation other layers

I am extremely new to GIS mapping and I'm trying to do what I believe would be relatively simple. I have two layers: one contains data on school locations in Chicago and the other contains data on ...
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Using QGIS, how can I create attributes within a polygon layer based from a selection in that layer?

I'd like to add a column, or attribute rather, to selected rows within a polygon layer. I would simply like to make a binary system, where those that are selected receive a "1,' let's say, and all ...