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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QGIS view selected layers, manage views

I have a QGIS project with a large number of layers. Is it (without using Postgis) possible to define "Views" which include different subsets of the layers? For example: View 1: Layers WMS ...
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Using live feeds from ArcGIS Online for analysis?

I would like to import into arcGIS Desktop a livefeed layer and use it to perform some analysis. This is the link to web page: ...
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Mouse click event used gis application with much data

I will create an application that using my water pipes, electric cables, gas pipes service in a city. All of streets and roads including water pipes. My service is publishing pipes. My service like ...
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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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Is the MakeFeatureLayer temporary location the same as “in_memory”? [duplicate]

From the ArcGIS Desktop Help: The layer that is created by the tool is temporary and will not persist after the session ends unless the layer is saved to disk or the map document is saved. ...
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QGIS cannot open layer properties

I'm trying to open (vector) layer properties in QGIS 2.2.0 and 2.4.0 (Windows 8.1) and nothing is happening. The application freezes and not responding at all (requires cntrl+alt+delete to close). I ...
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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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ArcGIS SDK for .Net (used in WPF): update map's zoom parameters after changing base layer

I'm having the following issue: Suppose I have a Map object and 2 base layers (a world map and a street map). A world map doesn't let us view the map too closely. The street map allows us to view as ...
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Selecting correct ArcGisFeatureLayer to query onSingleTap event?

My problem: I'm working on a Android (ArcGis) Attribute Editor following the sample code from their tutorials. The problem occurs when I have more than 1 ArcGisDynamicLayer and, more important, more ...
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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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How to record a base layer change event in OpenLayers?

The OpenLayers.Control class possesses an eventListener property which could be used in the layer switcher control. I am not sure how to make use of it to detect a base layer change event so that I ...
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OpenLayers get single layer from WMS multiple layers

Openlayers enables to declare multiple layers in one WMS layer class. var nasa_wms = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS( "NASA Global Mosaic", "http://wms.jpl.nasa.gov/wms.cgi", { ...
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Missing Raster/Vector Layers after converting KMZ using KMLToLayer tool of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to write a tool that will let users upload a KML/KMZ file and then be able to view it in a client application (something like an esri js api or Flex app). I am ok with storing the data in ...
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How to enable Map Tip display text in qgis and qgiscloud?

I'm using the free version of qgiscloud and qgis 2.4. I noticed that if I'll use the HTML option in "Map Tip display text", the map in qgiscloud will only show the title of the layer when I ...
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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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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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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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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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How to get names of all layers in a store in GeoServer using OpenLayers

I have strict requirement to retrieve names of all layers in a GeoServer store using OpenLayers. I've gone through the post here, but it doesn't answer my question. I've also gone through GeoServer's ...
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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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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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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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How to improve rendering performance of very large shapefile?

I have a polygon shapefile that has a 100MB .dbf and 500MB .shp file component. The reason it is so large is it is a landbase classification for a whole district. Everytime I am viewing the file in ...
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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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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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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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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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Part of text missing in legend and text boxes

I have had issues lately when exporting to pdf from ArcMap 10.2. Parts of the text sometimes fall off and goes missing. Mostly it's been some lines in legends, but now also text boxes. The text is ...
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Arcgis SDK for Android - Query multiple feature layers

I'm developing a android application with arcgis sdk. I have a basemap and then 4 different feature layers on top of it. I began with the arcgis sample "attribute editor" and removed the edit ...
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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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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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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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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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How to sum the values for bins with the same location?

I have two maps in csv form, each has a latitude, longitude, and value column. Since not all the positions in one map are in another map, is there any way in QGIS to display a new map which only shows ...
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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, ...