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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Loading Data into Vector Layer Polygon

My first layer is a map. My second layer consists of points: bars with GPS coordinates (.cvs file). My third layer consists polygons, creating different area's for the bars. So, the points of the ...
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Application of preset properties QGIS layer to another imported shp

In QGIS I import the same shp files during days (continuously fieldwork). For processing in QGIS I set the properties of layer (imported shp)- Style, Labels, Actions, Display. In these days I have to ...
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Map gear's OL3-Google-Maps not showing the google layer even after adding google layer

I am using Map Gear's OL3-Google-Maps in order to load the google base map in OL3, I am adding like this //Before adding this i am removing the OSM base map tile layer and adding it. var googleLayer =...
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Empty a layer for each QGIS project

I have a layer with a customized form. Dropdowns, checkboxes, etc. in a QGIS project which is kind of a template. This QGIS project will be copied and pasted every time a new study has to be done (...
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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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Changing Query Layer's SQL Expression with Python

I use query layers in ArcMap 10.4. The maps need to be done/repeated periodically. The easiest way is to copy the map, change the source's SQL expression (e.g. from select * from TABLE where Period = '...
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Is there a way to apply the “Select features by rectangle\polygon…” function on multiple layers simultaneously?

I have put a map together using openstreemap data that is intended to be used as a base for different projects. However due to the amount of information (number of layers) the loading time is rather ...
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Quartiles from Raster Layer band

I'm building a plugin from QGIS, and I need to extract the values from the quartiles from a band in a raster layer. Does anyone knows how it is done?
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QGIS Composer keep reference after reloading layers

I have written a plugin which loads a bunch of geojson data via REST for a specific region, which is selected by the user, afterwards generates some vector grids over the extend and styles all the ...
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Spatialite union more than two layers / tables

Is there a way to union or collect any number of layer geometries with Spatialite (or another spatial database)? Two is simple enough, but more than that becomes convoluted. For example, if all I want ...
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Geotools : adding multiple points to the same layer

I've got a java Swing application which loads a shapefile and draw a map. Now I need to allow the user to click on the map and add points. I've successfully completed that with the following code. ...
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How to get layers in x number of subgroups?

I have a project which has dozens of groups and subgroups. E.g.: Main_Group > Sub_Group_1 > Sub_Group_1A > Layer_1A > Layer_2A How can I access ...
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Repair data source for all layers simultaneously using QGIS

In QGIS 2.12 i opened a map after i changed it location in the hard disk. Hence, all layers must be repair. I know the option to fix every layer separate, but i didn't find an option to "repair data ...
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Changing order layers are displayed in using 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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Creating new layer using selection from attribute table in QGIS?

How do I create a new layer using a selection from an attribute table in QGIS 2.10.1? Previous answers on this topic do not help -perhaps because they relate to older versions of QGIS
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Remove layers using python- path orientation

Expanding on my previous question Code error - remove layer using python, i try to remove layers from mxd's (in ArcMap 10.3, python 2.7.8), that don't appear in the data frame with this code: import ...
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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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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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Insert layer file to specific data frame

I have a folder that contain mxd's projects. Each mxd has 3 and more data frame. I want to insert layer file to a specific data frame with position in the TOC. I don't know how to do it. I'm trying ...
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Cannot find data source to set data source for layers in MXD?

I got some data in mxd format and when i try to open it: I tried to set data source but i cannot find the data source because the orginal file was saved in H:\drive and i do not have h drive on my ...
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How to divide bitmap into differnet layers by RGB color code in MapInfo

I have got bmp file with 7 colors. How to get from this bitmap 7 different vector layers depending on RGB color code? For example first layer is water space with blue color, second is buildings with ...
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Using ArcPy to get layer symbology?

Since ArcGIS 10 comes with ArcPy package, i'm wondering it is possible to use ArcPy functions to get Symbology (i.e color, width...) of a layer?
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Turning Text into Layer in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. Can I turn the text boxes which I have inserted on my map into a layer which keeps the same aspect ratio with the map?
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Leaflet: Panes and Popups

I have a leaflet map with a circleMarker layer that has a popup. This works as expected. dotLayer = new L.geoJson(dots, { pointToLayer: function (feature, latlng) { return L.circleMarker(latlng,...
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save as Layer script not working

I've created script in Python for ArcGIS to save shape file as layer file..the code throws an error ERROR 000732: Input Layer: Dataset D:\core i 5 data\symon assignment\Swat\clipped\buffer.shp ...
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Geotools : A layer to draw the traffic volume of a road

I have developed a standalone swing application loaded with a shapefile of a road network using geotools (v.14.3). Now I would like to implement a feature where the user may zoom the map, and at a pre-...
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Turning off all layers in MXD using ArcPy?

I tried this standalone script to turn off all layers in the MXD: print "This script turns off the following layers:" try: arcpy except NameError: import arcpy mxd = ...
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Geotools : Getting currently click layer from MapLayerTable

I've added a MapLayerTable to my application, and I'm loading multiple layers using shape files successfully. Now I would like to select features on the map of the selected layer. For this, I would ...
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ILayerFile.Open - The maximum record length has been exceeded

I have been able to use ILayerFile layerFile = new LayerFileClass(); layerFile.Open(layerFilePath); with out any problems until it just started giving me an error. Error: -2147220646 ...
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Setting layer visibility in QGIS Python API

Im having a problem toggling the visibility of map layers in pyqgis (2.4). I have a simple interface, just the map canvas, no legend, and basically a radio button that toggles between two raster ...
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Trigger event after KML Layer completely loaded

I want to set the bounds of my map after a Vector (KML) Layer is loaded. kmllayer.events.register('refresh', kmllayer, function(evt) { map.zoomToExtent(kmllayer.getDataExtent()); }); In the ...
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Clip Layer Stack

I layer stacked the Landsat 8 Bands (1-7) in QGIS and made a polygon shapefile. Every time I try to clip my layerstack with the Mask layer I just get a completely black output raster. I want to use ...
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Looping arcpy.mapping.updateLayers()?

I've got some problems with the following code, found on this answer to Is there a way to auto-update symbology between .mxds for the same shapefile? (Python?): import arcpy.mapping as mmap mxd = ...
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How to overlay roads layer on top of all layers in OpenLayers?

I want to put roads layer (from any source, please recommend some..) on top of my KML polygons and base layer: baseLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS("OpenLayers WMS", "http://labs.metacarta.com/wms/...
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arcpy symbologyType is always OTHER, but I need UNIQUE_VALUES

I am trying to load a TIF file to the mxd using arcpy, then add a definition file to map colouring. For one layer I have the problem, that the amount of values will always be different, sometimes it ...
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Is there a limitation on the numbers of layers that can be displayed in QGIS?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for the last several weeks, so hope that someone here has encountered the same issue and has a viable solution to my problem. I am currently using ...
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Draw nearest points for specific point-line couples

I have a network made of several segments and some nodes located in the map. What I want to do is to choose individually a couple node-segment and find the location of the closest point to the node ...
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Why does arcpy.mapping.Layer give Runtime error: CreateObject Layer invalid data source?

I want to connect an existing .lyr file to a variable defined as lyr2. lyr2 = arcpy.mapping.Layer(r"C:/Iso100Red.lyr") Although its a .lyr file I´ll get this Errorcode: Runtime error : Object: ...
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ArcGIS 10 arcpy to add a WMS Service to MXD

I want to batch insert WMS layer to my arcmap MXD project with python/arcpy script. Some issues has been unanserwed, here my "state of art": ESRI IDEAS ESRI GeoNet community #1 ESRI GeoNet ...
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Get layer's “Feature Type Details” using geotools

I'm trying to do something like this: Check Geometry Type of a Shapefile Using GeoTools? ... but getting from a layer (Shapefile source) in Geoserver. In short, how can I get the data from this ...
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Extracting donut holes as separate layer in QGIS?

Does anyone know how I can extract the holes in a polygon layer as a separate layer in QGIS? An example could be a country with a number of lakes cut out of the polygon - I need the lakes.
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Organization and tidiness of multiple copies of layers? [closed]

Back in the days when I was in the university I had a "Organization and tidiness" problem – I was unorganized and kept my layers in different folders without distinct names and hence had multiple ...
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How to recursively get all lyr file properties from a group layer on disk

I'm writing a python script tool that will recursively search through a folder and all subfolders and find all .lyr files. Ultimately, I'm writing a CSV file which contains the path of the .lyr file, ...
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How to create dynamic text in ArcPy that recursively reflects the exported layer name from a list of layers

I have a script shown below with the help from @Midavalo that exports irrig_0, citylyr, boundlyr as a GIF. Once this is done the script then exports irrig_1, citylyr, boundlyr as another GIF and so on....
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I only know how to turn off the entire current layer. But I want off only some of the layers specified

I only know how to turn off the entire current layer. But I want off only some of the layers specified #turn all layers in current map doc on: print "Button2--turn on layers" mxd = arcpy.mapping....
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Simple answer: Difference between a dataset and a map [duplicate]

For a project I am involved in, we are creating a dataset that will show the extents of natural areas and provide an estimate of the ecological integrity of that area. We are calling it an "Ecological ...
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Avoiding lost layers when using QConsolidate?

I want to save all the files in my project and the project file locally on my computer. The files are currently saved on a external hard drive. I have tried QConsolidate before, and it worked, but ...
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Right mouse button on Layer

I used QGIS in "Lisboa" and "Dufour" versions. From when I first updated to "Lyon" and then to "Essen", in "Layer Orden Panel" I no longer work the functions associated with the right mouse button to ...
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Startup python script to re-join layers in QGIS?

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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When opening dwg files are there hidden fields by default in Layer Properties of ArcMap 10.3.1

There is a lot of fields in Layer Properties that are hidden by default when I open dwg file in ArcMap 10.3.1. Is there some properties that define which fields are visible in Attribute Table and ...