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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What Is The Ideal Workflow To Map (British) Postcode Territories

I'm looking for the best workflow for mapping postcodes and calculated territories, but being relatively new to mapping I'm struggling on a few details and also the best practices for displaying these ...
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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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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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Leaflet add and remove legends with layer selection

I'm new to Leaflet/Javascript and have been struggling to get legends a map to show only when a specific layer is selected from the layer control. I have three layers, one of which I would like to ...
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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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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 ...
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Geoserver layer rotation problem

I have a mapping system setup with PostGIS, Geoserver 2.4.1 and OpenLayers 2.12 I am trying to use the geoserver vendor specific parameter "angle" to rotate a layer, and it seems to work fine. ...
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How to clip a lines vector layer to a polygon layer in QGIS?

I've perused through previous questions and haven't been able to find an appropriate solution to my problem yet, so I wanted to post here. I have a lines layer (a contour map of mean annual ...
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Clipping multiple layers in QGIS 2.2

I have huge amounts of data (multiple country-wide shapefiles) which i have to work with constantly. But working on separate cases i only need a fraction of that data (region, city etc.) Loading the ...
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Running Erdas command in MS-DOS

I have generated the following command line in ERDAS, and want to run it in MS-DOS. Getting an error- "system cannot find the path specified". I have checked the path by opening it in windows ...
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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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what dictates the drawing order of overlapping features with in the same layer/feature class in ArcGIS?

I know that in ArcGIS drawing order is controlled by layers, and if I want to make some features be drawn on top of other features I can use definition queries to separate them into different layers ...
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How can I create a pdf map at a high resolution while still keeping the file size manageable?

I have numerous layers in shapefile format that contain a lot of data across a large area. I am trying to create a .pdf file that shows all of the area and I want it to be in good quality, so that ...
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How to remove layers of detail from an osm file?

I want to remove some layers from the osm map of an area. It has all the details like POI, offline routing and all. But I just want the map data. How can I remove this extra layer from the map?
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Open mail client when clicking feature in Attribute Table

One of the attributes/features of my layer contains an email address. I'd like to be able to open the default mail client by clicking on the mail address from the Attribute Table. After some initial ...
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Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool? [duplicate]

I have downloaded this zipped shapefile of bus routes from the City of Houston data portal. I then performed these steps in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1: Extracted the shapefile from the *.zip Added this ...
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Statistics on matching point layers ignoring nodata values in QGIS

I have a large area and a street crossing this area. Both are vector point layers in QGIS. The large area contains -99 as NoData value. I already created the intersection of both as a new layer. I ...
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Overlap or intersect two choropleth [closed]

I have two choropleth of the same area but with different concentration data and I need to overlap them. My aim is to highlight the areas of intersection between the points with the highest ...
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I want to make a table that displays shapefile information

I have a parcel I'm working with that has multiple layers laid over it. I'd like to make a table that displays various attributes of those different layers. For example, within that shapefile, I'd ...
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Alternative satellite and hybrid layers for Europe published on WMS

For an application I am building I require to show satellite (high resolution) and street view layers, preferably also a hybrid view. Unfortunately, due to the application not running on a typical ...
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How to add layer with ArcPy and retain feature class metadata (like Credits) in layer properties?

I have multiple feature classes in a geodatabase, each feature class has metadata including a Description, Credits, and other information. If I use the 'Add Data' button in ArcMap 10.1 to add one of ...
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How to determine number of layers in a given .mpk file and then enumerate it using ArcGis Runtime SDK for WPF 10.2

I need to determine number of layers in a given .mpk file and then enumerate it using ArcGis Runtime SDK for WPF 10.2. Can anyone provide me some link or code/snippet..thankyou
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geoserver/openlayers: multiple layer geotiff

I have a geotiff file with multiple layers (46 layers), each layer corresponding to a different date (the geotiff layers corresponding to sea surface temperature, 1 layer per year). I imported this ...
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QGIS 2.2 - expression string builder to ignore NULL values

Simply put, I would like to create a rule-based filter whereby you add 2 columns together and you get a certain colour as a result. However, some fields in Column_1 may be NULL and those exact same ...
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How to intersect more than 2 layers in QGIS

I have a dozen layers, some intersecting with others. Using the Intersect tool only allows 2 layers at a time but can you add extra layers to find where it intersects? Even if it's 3 layers as shown ...
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ArcPy - Add Layer from Cursor Selection

I am trying to add layers from the fields of a reference layer using select by location and a cursor. Also, want to prompt the user with a message box asking if they want to add the selected by ...
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Layer offset issue in QGIS 2.0.1

I have two loaded WMS layer and want to change their position relative to each other. First, I tried to use Layer class and write some kind of plugin, but I can't find any method that allow to change ...
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Is it possible to store a default symbology layer in an arcpy add-in?

Since arcpy is limited in how symbology can be manipulated, I was curious to know if a symbology layer can be stored in an arcpy add-in. Does anyone know if it is possible to store a .lyr file, or ...
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Can QGIS2 refresh layers without the need to reclassify each layer individually?

I have a set of layers which I'd like to have refreshed each time I open QGIS2.2.0 (Windows 7). Each of 14 layers (polygons) is linked via a join to a csv file with no geometry. The layer displays a ...
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In QGIS Process Modeller, is it possible to automatically run a function on several layers without listing all combinations?

Trying to develop a Model which includes finding any intersections between layers and then merging them all into a single layer. I have 12 layers in total, it's not really efficient to list all the ...
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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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Restrict WMSLayer (not map) extent with ArcGIS JavaScript API

Is there a way to restrict the rendering of a WMSLayer to a specified extent without restricting map panning and zooming? That is, I need the client to be able to pan outside the limits of the ...
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Show only some buildings

How do I show only some buildings? I only need to show 3 cabins in the forrest, but not every house in the whole village around, and the city close by. Maybe some of the symbol buildings in the city ...
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QGIS/PostGIS layer styles

I've made a plugin asking for login credentials to a DB. Once logged in, the plugin is loading some layers from the DB. In the DB there are both admin and "normal" users. I've saved two styles to the ...
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Displaying QGIS layer after loading with Python

I'm successfully loading several layers with Python, but can only get to see them in the map window if I manually zoom to extent afterwards. Once the last layer is loaded I call zoom to extent in the ...
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OpenLayers: WMS layer above select-controlled vector layer?

Is it possible to display an image layer (WMS or Image) above a vector layer with activated SelectFeature control in OpenLayers? The image layer (radar returns) contains only sparse, semi-transparent ...
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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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Layer relations via Python

Is it possible to, through Python, to create the relations that it's possible to create in Layers/Properties/Fields/Relations, and if so how? I first thought these were saved in the styles, but that ...
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GeoServer create layer from PostGIS (data type point)

(Several days ago a user on gis stackexchange suggest that I should use OpenGeo (I was using geojson before). I succeed at what I was doing at that time, but now I have a different problem.) I was ...
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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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OpenLayers modify selected feature

I am trying to modify an already selected vector (feature) in Open Layers. In my map i have implemented "select on click" functionality, so what i would like to achive is to have a "Modify" button ...
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Changing the symbology of layer when converting from Layer to KML using Python

Is it possible to change the symbology of a layer file using Python? I have a script that creates a layer file and converts it to kml, but every time I run it the symbology color in the kml of the ...
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How to select only polygons that overlap with another layer?

I have two shapefile layers created from different thresholds from a predictive model (Pink=80; Yellow=95). Is there a way to create a new layer of only those pink polygons that contain yellow ...
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How to activate edit tools

I have opened a project I worked on earlier on another machine, but the edit tools are not active, so i cant turn on editing to change a layer. What is the reason for them to be gray, and how can i ...
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Android app where i can import image and set waypoints by GPS

Hello i'm looking for an application for android where I can upload a large image raster and apply for it `these GPS waypoints. We would like to count the trees in the area, we have the exact raster ...
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Code works on python console in QGIS but same doesn't work in stand alone script

I'm trying map rendering with stand alone script, so I have small script which works fine in python console provided QGIS, however when I run same code in stand-alone script it executes without error, ...
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Is there an iOS app to display several offline raster maps with transparency?

There are several iPhone apps displaying offline maps. Some of them can show custom maps, for instance loaded as MBTiles or sqlite files. Galileo-app does this pretty well. But it is only possible ...