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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Why might layer appear not to turn off in ArcMap?

I was called over to try and fix an issue with a coworkers ArcGIS software (ArcView 9.3.1 SP1, Windows 7) and couldn't fix it. When a certain layer is turned off in the table of contents it never ...
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How to symbolize a layer on multiple fields?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10. I have a layer that contains 8 attributes and each one of these fields can be categorized into 3 sub categories. I need to display them on a single map. Update I ...
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how to fix greyed out edit button

I created a QGIS map, which I was able to edit (right click on layer and select toggle edit, or use button in tool bar). Having returned to work on the plan, most layers now have this button greyed ...
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how do I add attribute features to an attribute table which already exists?

Using Verson 2.0, downloaded as normal. I have an ESRI shapefile of my road map for 2006. I have a paper map of roads for 1969. I want to see what roads have been built between 1969 and 2006 (none ...
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Ignore Transparent Pixels for Bounds Determination

I am displaying an Image using GWT OpenLayers on a map. My Image has transparent pixels and the system which returns my Image returns a footprint that is equal to the image plus the transparent ...
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How to extract list of layers in MXD using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 and Python 2.5?

I have been trying to extract a list of all the layers in my mxd (Arc9.3.1), using Python 2.5. If I could have the source of the layers too that would be even better... But as long as I can get a list ...
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Many to Many Efficient Routing

Not sure if this has been posted yet. But I couldn't find any software that can do this yet. I am given a large set of random locations and a set of set office location. I would like to map the ...
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What is Python equivalent of ModelBuilder's Iterate Feature Selection?

My data consists of two featureclasses: Points = points representing trees Polygons = Polygons representing % canopy area by area. Each polygon in the FC has a % canopy measurement in the ...
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How to add a MSSQL spatial layer using Python?

I'm having difficulty adding a MSSQL spatial data layer using Python. The database is password protected, and I can add the layer without any problems using the built in feature, but I can't make it ...
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How to load layers from postgis to dotspatial or sharemap viewer

I want to develop a PostGIS viewer for PostgreSQL (with SQL query editor) to visualize PostGIS layers. Which spatial library (.net C# supported) do I have to use?
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Kartograph.js: Conditional styling of each path in a layer

I'm trying to make a web-map with Kartograph.js based on an svg map. I want to fill the paths of a layer based on an attribute. I tried doing it with the accompanying .css file like this: #map svg ...
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Split by attribute automatically on several layers in QGIS

I need to do a 2 stage split by attribute, using QGIS 2.0.1-Dufour. After the first split, I got 30 layers. Is there any way to do the second split automatically? I don't really like the idea to make ...
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How to save all layers in a MXD with arcpy

I'm using this code and it does not work. I simply want to save the layer after I repair the source/symbology/etc without manually clicking, save as layer file and overwriting the file. import arcpy ...
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How to copy single polygon and paste multiple times to same layer in Arcmap 10?

I'm attempting to copy a single polygon and paste it 113 times to make "parcels" for a condominium building.
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Trouble using saveACopy with group layers [closed]

This code works fine on layers in the TOC that are not group layers, but errrors out if there are any group layers in the TOC. import arcpy, re, os arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True #loop through ...
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How to preview new added layer in Geoserver?

I get my GeoServer up and tried to published my layer. I have my own shapefile and I follow the document below to add new layer intend to publish it. geoserver shapefile-quickstart doc Referring to ...
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Is there a size restriction on KML layer in esri map?

My website utilizes ESRI's map and it contains several KML layers. Most of them show up fine except for the ones bigger than ~4MB. Are there any restrictions on KML file size? Thanks,
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How can I set the base layer of map before initialization?

I have been using map.setBaseLayer(layer); to switch to my preferred map layer, using the localStorage variable layer that is stored in my web browser, upon initialization of the map. But I realize ...
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Why does Describe function fail on annotation layer with RuntimeError: Object: Describe input value is not valid type?

I am accessing layers in an mxd programatically and also accessing the layer properties using the Describe function lyr =arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd) # gets me the list of layers in mxd desc= ...
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General terms for the Esri-terms “Layer” and “Feature Class”

I'm familiar with these terms used by ESRI: Layer Stores visual properties (color, symbols,…) does not store data (attributes, coordinates) links to a Feature Class (or raster data) Feature Class ...
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How to convert shapefile to KML file using ArcPy? [duplicate]

Python script that checks to see if a specific layer file exists in the current workspace and, if it does, converts the layer file to a KML file. Does it work with a shapefile? Code so far: for file ...
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How to zoom to the extent of Qgsvectolayer qgis?

Anyone know how to zoom to the extent of a Vectorlayer in qgis using python plugin?
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qgis 1.8.0 crash when starting qthread

I am trying to update a vector layer attribute table using QThread. i connect a pushbutton click with a slot to start the thread: def EGSupdateAttributeTable(self): AttUpdateEGSThread = ...
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ESRI ArcMap Topology rules on multi story buildings

I would like to run some topology rules to find snapping errors in our polygons but I am running in to the problem where we are working on multi story buildings with every polygon regardless of floor ...
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how can i read an attribute value from qgsfeature?

How can i read an attribute value from qgsfeature ? i am trying to update some attribute using other and i have to read value from attribute in the qgsfeature . my source code: provider = ...
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How to activate a layer in QGIS layers legend

How can I activate a layer in qgis map legend automatically using python code . I am using qgis.utils.iface.setActiveLayer(self.theLayerToEdit) but the layer is still not checked in the maplegend. ...
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What is the action name in qgsinterface for the deselect feature from all the layer tool?

I want to add the deselect feature from all the layer tool in the toolbar when the qgis user start editing a vector layer. anyone know what is the name of this action in qgis api 1.8?
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Sources for meterological data with high resolution

I was running Maxent on an endemic species of andaman and nicobar.But the climate data I have from worlclim.org ( tile number 29 ) is not of high resolution and thus I can't see the distribution ...
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How to get vector data from OSM to use in QGIS?

How do I get data from OpenStreetMap which I can then edit in QGIS layer by layer? What is the best OSM output and what / how do I get to a suitable input for QGIS? OR...is there another appraach to ...
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Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting a PDF? [duplicate]

I saw this posted about a year ago (Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting to PDF?) but figured it was worth asking again -- is this possible? My usual workflow with ArcGIS is to export to AI then ...
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Geoserver 2.4.0 via the web admin interface, not adding layers in Internet Explorer, but working in Firefox

For some reason I cannot seem to add layers via Internet Explorer, but I can via Firefox 23. In addition the styles that I upload also appear broken in Internet Explorer 8, but do not in Firefox. Is ...
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QGIS python - reference a layer in the table of contents

I'm trying to create a plugin for QGIS using python, But need some help. I want to 1.Zoom to a layer and 2. make the layer visible(switch off or on). But I have managed to zoom to an active layer by ...
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why is my map is not in the center when I load my map in OpenLayers?

why is my map is not in the center when I load my map in OpenLayers?And when I drag my map,it dont move sometimes,It has been tortured me for a long time,any advice would be grateful! var maxExtent = ...
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How to convert format and CRS of many shapefiles to kml (or csv, json..)?

I tried to use QGIS to transform shp files in kml and to translate the CRS to use in a google maps application. My problem is that I have a lot of shp files that i can open in a bulk manner by drag ...
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Access Stamen tiles flavors with OpenLayers

i'm using OpenLayers (v2.13.1) and would like to use Stamen Toner tiles as background. The example is simple to understand : http://maps.stamen.com/test/openlayers.html But i'd like to use the ...
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Can I Turn Off or Remove Map Layers in QGIS Print Composer

The title pretty much says it all. I have a base map in QGIS that I am using with several Print Composers. In one of the Print Composers, I don't want one of the layers to show up. Is there any way ...
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How to replace the legacy function “doQueries ” to AMD ESRI Javascript format?

I'm trying to understand the migration of ESRI API for javascript, from legacy to AMD. In the case of this example, how replace the fucntion doqueries????: function init() { map = new ...
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Layer map plots on top of one another in R/ggplot2

I'm making a choropleth map in R/ggplot2. I have the colored part working just fine. This code p <- ggplot() + geom_map(data=c_1860, aes(map_id = GISJOIN, fill = AHL002), ...
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How to search for layers in the layers panel?

I have QGIS projects with a lot of layers. Sometime it's difficult to find a layer into Layers Panel. How to search it?
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Add Layer into existing GroupLayer in map c#

I can't add Layer into existing GroupLayer in map. I'm trying this code below, but it does not work! I need code looks like this: public void AddLayer(AxMapControl mapControl, ILayer pLayer) { ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 get sde information out of .mxd

The overall goal here is to iterate through several directories of .mxd files and document which SQL Server instance of SDE they are pointing to, with the database name and feature class names. All ...
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QGIS 2 bold Layer names?

I am currently working with QGIS 2.0 in an Ubuntu environment. I have a quite large project with many different layers and layer-groups. By default the layernames are in bold fonts and the groups are ...
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How to set style in the database (QGIS)

Is it possible to set style layers in the database? (QGIS) [MySQL database] I would like to set and share my style to other users when they open the layer it's still as my style. Thank you
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Error adding a delimited text layer

Im working with QGIS 1.8.0 and I have been trying to upload a delimited text layer but keep getting the following error : The layer ...
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Unable to change the layer unit in QGIS

I have been working with QGIS for 2 weeks and I got the hang of it now. The problem now is I cannot calculate the area of a created polygon. Because the layer unit is not changing to meters. When ...
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Last moment a layer in Geoserver was viewed

My company publishes >1,000 layers using several geoservers. We are publishing them on several different websites. Because there are so many layers, it is impossible for us to know which layer is ...
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Openlayers custom (local) OSM tiles layer with limited extent

I know, how to add an overlay layer by specifying my own URL. But what if the overlay layer extent is not as large as base layer - e.g. overlay layer is only avaliable for one country and not for the ...
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How to fix link between layer and shapefile in ArcGIS 10?

Does anybody know how to fix a link between shape file and layer file in ArcGIS 10? Every time I add layer file, there is a small exclamation mark next to icon and I have to define a source (path to ...
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Can one convert text annotations to a layer in Qgis?

I know text annotations can be turned on & off with Ctrl+T... but is there any way to export them as a layer? Thanks!
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How to create a Layer from a list of points in PyQgis

I`ve developed an algorithm that generated an two dimensional array with points. Each subList of this array must be displayed as an polygon on the map view, and the recently created Vectors should be ...