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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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Export multiple layers in ArcMap 10.1 and change each layer's source to exported data

A client has requested the MXD and relevant data for a particular map. The file contains over 40 layers across multiple data frames and references multiple geodatabases and shapefiles. Is there a ...
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How can I modify layer order with the QGIS python API [duplicate]

Typically, after a new_layer = addRasterLayer(...) that inserts new_layer before the active layer, I'd like to move it to the top of the table of contents. How to do it? I use an existing QGIS ...
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Crash when editing a layer and when saving in QGIS

When I edit the layers, and its small changes like adding a name (or make it appear in the map), QGIS very often crashes (like for every third or fourth or fifth edit, seldom gets past ten edits ...
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Icons of different layers cover each other

I have converted 6 KML files (including a set of points) into 6 layers by ArcMap 10. For points in each layer, I have considered a special icon with a specific color. I also decreased the size of ...
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How to avoid “Handle bad layers” message when using QGIS Flowmapper plugin?

In QGIS, if I close a project and try to open it a few days later I often get a message that says "Handle bad layers". This is very frustrating because when I open the project various layers will have ...
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CartoDB Vis - Multiple layers mouse interaction?

My map visualization has two layers: 1) A city layer where the cities are represented as standard markers. 2) A county layer underlying the cities which has county level aggregate data. The layer ...
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QGIS 2.0.1 - problems to add layers - encoding?

I have just installed standalone QGIS 2.0.1 on a PC with Windows 8. But, when I open it and try to add layers nothing happens? I browse to find the file I want and click 'open' but it doesn't turn up ...
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Updating Description of MXD Layers

Is there a way to force the update of the Description content in the Properties/General/Description of each feature layer in an MXD? I frequently update metadata for each feature class in ArcCatalog, ...
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Delete Turned Off (Unchecked) Layers from Arcmap with Python

I have about 100 figures that have been updated countless times and a lot of the old data was left in each .mxd but was only turned off (unchecked) and not removed. I would like to remove these ...
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OSM zoom levels correspond to what level of text labels?

I'm using Maperitive to render OSM map data of Mexico City as SVG files, destination Illustrator and then print (on paper, in a book). At different zoom levels, the resulting maps have different ...
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How can I share my own spatial data on an online map?

Note: I am very new in this field! Can I find an open source map that enables me to display an overlay of my own layers? I need to add some text and rectangles for a certain area, but my ...
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What prior art can be cited to refute Apple's claim to have invented Interactive Map? [closed]

In U.S. Patent Application 20130339891 Apple Inc. claims "An interactive capability enables a user to dynamically adjust the content of an electronic map" as well as "Geospatial applications can be ...
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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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Show alternating contour lines

Is it possible to show only every other counture line? And how do you do that? (Im new to QGIS Lisboa 1.8.0, but even newer to QGIS Dufour 2.0.1, but have used ArcGIS a bit a while ago, and also ...
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qgis2 - hide a layer (or its labels) when another layer is coincident?

I have two road layers - one is a subset of the other, so, there's a lot of overlap. When they are coincident, I see labels from both layers. The 'lower' layer is the thin line road in the SW ...
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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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How to prepare a multi-colored vector layer?

I need to present a multi-colored vector layer and something similar to below: I need to prepare the vector layer by making use with the data set available in my database. Inside my database, I ...
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Calculate best area with overlaying multiple layers buffer shapes

I am using QGis and I have a set of 20 layers with buffers. I'm interested in where they overlap most and I want to create a single layer that shows which are the places where they overlap most and ...
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Graduated colouring Voronoi polygons? (QGis)

I've got a huge database of depth points for the whole Irish sea which I'd like to be a nice smooth surface, or at least have a depth value associated with the entire area (i.e. include the ...
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OpenLayers: WMSGetFeatureInfo shouldn't return feature when a layer is hidden

In OpenLayers, I have a map with several layers. I created a control to query the layers and return feature info. var info= new OpenLayers.Control.WMSGetFeatureInfo({ ...
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How to speed up redrawing of layers (from shapefiles) in MXD? [duplicate]

How do I speed up the process of redrawing layers in a MXD? I have already tried reloading and indexing the layers. The layers were created from shapefiles.
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QGIS 2.0.1: Changing layer properties with python console

I'm working on a plugin that will aim to ensure that the following steps either "transparent" to the user with one click :   Creating a table with predefined fields Record in this table in postgis, ...
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Add simple image layers to MapBox / Leaflet?

Is there an easy way to add simple image layers (with no, or very limited, GIS data) to Mapbox and/or Leaflet? Google maps seems to have the ability to add custom layers, simply by attaching the SW ...
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Where to upload layers in geoexplorer?

I just install opengeo suite (boundless) in my machine and try to explore it. I followed the instruction in user manual and I encountered a problem. In "Load your data with GeoExplorer" part, after ...
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ArcPad VBscript restrict layer editing

I am attempting to restrict editing on certain layers based on the user log in. Dim objLyr1 Dim objLyr2 Dim objLyr3 Set objLyr1 = Map.Layers("PatchPanel") Set objLyr2 = Map.Layers("wHydrant") Set ...
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Draw order (zIndex) of OpenLayers polygons and points in the same layer

My question is similar but slightly different from this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5003349/openlayers-vector-features-z-indexing I have an OpenLayers Vector layer which contains polygons ...
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Geoprocessing Ungroups Layers

Is there a fix for this, am I only imagining this, or is it a bug: ArcMAP 10.1 for Desktop Build 3035 on a 64 bit Windows 7 system When I run a geoprocessing task that modifies the input data (such ...
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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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Adding multiple layers in CartoDB using createLayer() not working

Using CartoDB (cartodb.js 3.5.02), it seems like you should be able to add multiple, independent tile layers to an instantiated Google Map. I've tried using createLayer() a number of ways, using both ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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 subsribe Web Map Service from GeoServer?

I have my shapefile inside GeoServer and I already published it as a layer. I am able to preview the layer under GeoServer web interface. Now, I want to subscribe / import/ retrieve the shapefile as ...
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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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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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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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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 = ...