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 speed up simultaneous working with PostGIS layers in QGIS?

we are working on one big layer at the same time (10-20 people). Some of us use QGIS 2.8.1 and the other 2.6. The user with 2.8 have a lot of crashes (QGIS). The 2.6 users don't have this crashes but ...
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Fully symbolize a vector field marker in PyQGIS

I'm designing a symbol for an external application that needs to be a vector field marker combined with a simple point marker, displaying a line at a certain angle around the center point. In PyQGIS, ...
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OpenLayers WFS Multipoint

I am modifying a OpenLayers setup which uses WFS capabilities to create a vectorLayer on a map to support multipoints. GeoServer is setup to send points and multipoints however only points are ...
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Retrieving data with getFeatureInformation from a shapefile [duplicate]

I checked on this site Heron Map Examples, I found very exciting apps then tried a couple of them out locally on my computer. What I did is I copied all the source code then arranged links properly, ...
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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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Making a KML layer “always on”

Is there a KML tag or specification by which you can force a given layer (specifically, a screen overlay) to be "always on", in that there is no way for the user viewing the file to make that layer ...
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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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Listing Elements or Datasets of Layer gives ERROR 000840 value is not Feature Layer?

I used Ar5cPy to do batch processing of Network Analyst - Make Service Area layer of thousand of stores. Everything went well except now, I am stuck with layer (.lyr) files and I would like to ...
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Flex Viewer event when layer ends loading

I have a widget that adds a WMS layer to my Flex Viewer app. I use proxy. I would know to want which event is fired when layer really ends loading and shows up on map. I tried many, but they dispatch ...
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How to select a feature with the mouse click programmaticaly

I am working in c++/QT 4.8.5 and the api c++ qgis 2.8.2 In my application i had top select layer with the mouse click button to get attribute value and show them in a popup windows I see in the api ...
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OGR and DXF files: Is it possible to handle layer names? (only “entities”)

I'm using Python and OGR to extract the layers of a DXF file and convert them into SHP. I began with: import ogr, os, sys driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('DXF') datasource = driver.Open('test1.dxf', 0) ...
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OpenLayers 3 Layer Visibility Checkbox

This JSfiddle example currently changes the visibility of a layer using two individual buttons. However, i want to change this to just one check-box, the check-box in this case has been styled by ...
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leaflet - any way to add another layergroup on top of a heatmap layer?

Layering with z-index works when using layergroups - but is there any working way to have another layer with circles or other elements ontop of a layer with a heat-map? The heat-map seems to be ...
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Dissolving Features from different Layers

I'm trying to dissolve polygon features from different layers by their FID. If two polygons have the same FID the result should be one single polygon. Maybe this drawing will help to make clear what ...
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How do I open GRASS layers in QGIS

I'm quite a newbie to QGIS and GRASS.. I have installed QGIS 2.10.1 with GRASS 6.4.3 on my Windows 7 laptop and wish to open GRASS layers in QGIS. If I got it right, you can use the QGIS built-in ...
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OpenLayers 3 insert layer below other layers

I have this JSFiddle that can turn the OSM data on and off, the only issue being when it adds it back in the layer is added on top of everything else. I know this is a relatively simple fix using the ...
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How to convert AutoCAD layers to .shp

I have 0 experience in AutoCAD and need to convert some layers to .shp I can use and store in ArcMap. Would anyone be willing to give a step-by-step procedure on this process?
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Assigning OpenLayers Layers to different layer trees 'automatically'

I am developing an OpenLayers 3 web application were I would like to incorporate multiple layer trees. Instead of manually adding each layer to a layer tree I would like to do it using the method ...
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Removing Layer on ArcGIS API For JavaScript>

I am adding a markers layer called layer1 like this to map function drawPoints(mapInfo) { layer1 = new esri.layers.GraphicsLayer(); for (var i = 0; i < mapInfo.length; i++) { var ...
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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 to save a a CartoDB buffer to its own data table/layer

This seems like a dumb question, but I want to create (or add to) test_table2 a buffer feature from test_table1 point layer. INSERT INTO test_table2 (SELECT ST_Buffer(the_geom_webmercator, 1000) ...
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Create Editable Layer ArcMap 10.2 Desktop

In ArcMap 10.2 for desktop, I wish to create an editable layer to add a simple shape to. As of right now, I have a basemap layer and my selected basemap. However, since the basemap layer is not ...
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Shapefile/vector layer not appearing in QGIS

I have a shapefile (calling it 'new.shp' for discussion's sake) that won't show up with other layers. If a fresh file is started and I bring in new.shp, it will appear, but any other layers imported ...
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Changing datasource of a .lyr file results in empty layer with empty symbology (ArcObjects VB.NET)

I'm having a hard time adding my grid to the map and changing its symbology with an existing lyr file. I have found a great post by Neil Clemmons that explains this, but it doesn't work for me. I ...
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Using Select by Location tool

I am using the Select by Location tool to select certain polygons on my shapefile layer. I start by having a given point as my Selecting Feature and that its relationship is completely_ contains. ...
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How does ArcGIS Pro 1.0 choose default color for first layer added to Map?

When I add my first vector dataset to the Map in an ArcGIS Pro 1.0 project that I created using the Map.aptx project template, it always comes in using a gaudy brown color like in the graphic below. ...
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About performance of qgis with big layer or a lot of layer

does anyone has a feedback on the performance of a big layer by exemple : I have a layer with 100 features, each feature contains specifics attributes with dynamic data, the data change each second ...
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CartoDB adjusting the style of the layer toggle function

The layer names are cut off in the toggle layer function. Is it possible to adjsut the font size or the length of the layer function box so text is not cut off?
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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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Change Data Source of Raster Layer Added to Map Display? Unexpected default

I have a script that I'm using to generate raster maps and automatically add them to the map display, but when they are added they are sourced to a temporary location. I use the same code for ...
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Clipping from given point using ModelBuilder?

I am working with ModelBuilder and I am trying to clip an area around a certain point. Is there a tool that I can use in which I can assign it a certain distance from the point. For instance, if I ...
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Make a Qgis layer update from a changed data source

I'm trying to get layers to update automatically when their data source changes. I'm using R to write a shapefile with an attribute, and colouring according to that attribute in QGIS. I want to write ...
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Different Leaflet fillcolors for different layers

I have a leaflet map set up with two layers and I want them to use different colorization functions to color the choropleth shapes. My shapes are set up in layers like this: var povertyLayer = ...
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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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Layer coordinates and geometry in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

Currently I'm working on a system that uses the ArcGIS API for JavaScript with layers and map to display information on borders of specific regions. I don't want to display all information at once ...
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Add external WFS layer to geoserver using REST API

I am trying to add an external WFS as a datasource to my geoserver via REST API. I already added a new workspace and WFS datasource. Now I want to publish a layer from that WFS on geoserver. The ...
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Having more than one Openlayers layer switcher associated to one map

I am developing an OpenLayers 3 web application were I would like to incorporate more than one Layer Tree alongside my map. I have this JSFiddle set up that it has a map with multiple layers and one ...
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Mapbox Studio Draw Order

I have made a map using Mapbox Studio. The map is made up of 2 map sources, MapBox Streets Custom Style - a PostGIS layer I am having trouble working out how to set the draw order. I have tried ...
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Sub catagories in leaflet layercontrol

I am trying to create subcategory in layers which looks like below and trying to display the Banks on basis of their names. I created a new control customLayerSwitcher = L.control({ ...
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Transparent layers won't display correctly, but print OK in ArcMap?

Transparent layers are not displaying correctly in ArcMap 10.2 or in exported maps, but they do print OK. They look like this: The weird thing is - the transparent layers displayed fine a few ...
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Layering polygons over neighborhoods?

I would like to layer a polygon with 30% opacity using different colors over OpenStreetMaps or Google Maps like so: How might I go about doing that?
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Qgis delimited text layer from an excel file converted to .csv

I'm trying to add a delimited text layer using coordinates. The file has been created in excel and then converted to a csv file in the saving. When I put it into Qgis it doesn't recognise the ...
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GeoExplorer: “Could not create layer record for layer group”

I installed GeoServer via OpenGeo Suite, and still working on it. I created a "Layer Group" and add layers from local PostGIS. I tried to preview it from "Layer Preview" and show perfectly through ...
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Where is the “Add vector layer”-button in GRASS 6.4.4. plug-in QGIS 2.10.1?

I've just downloaded and installed the new version of QGIS 2.10.1 with GRASS 6.4.4. When opening a new GRASS mapset and importing layers, I missed the button "Add a new vector layer". I've updated ...
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How to show two layers at the same time in Qgis

I have a question about Qgis layers. I want to see two layers at the same times. one is lines which are boundary lines and the other is polygon which are district. when i was surfing about this ...
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How to SetVisible a layer without redraw all the mapcanvas

I am working with QGis 2.8.2 API c++/ QT 4.5 I am displaying a lot of layer in a mapcanvas, I am looking for a method like setVisible(boolean ) in order to setvisible or not a specify layer ...
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What could be making QGIS 2.10 crash when loading a project file?

On QGIS 2.10, running on Ubuntu 15.04 Linux, I have a project file that has a fairly large number of mainly shapefile layers, which gets to 99% on the slider to the right of where it has a message ...
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Arcpy script to turn off all layers in a MXD

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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Openlayers 3 layer style issue

I need to create a layer with meteorological icons on it - about 100 of them. So. I define its source like this: mappingAPI.meteoIconLayerSource = new ol.source.Vector({}); I add icons as ...
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ArcGIS Layer Visibility Shortcuts or Tools

I am wondering if there are ways in which we can enable the layer visibility when holding a key and turn the layer off when releasing the key (in ArcMap). Something like in some online games you can ...