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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Combine drainage streams and watersheds [duplicate]

I have a question regarding ArcMap. Lets say I have a .shp with watersheds and a .shp with drainage lines. How can I combine both, so that I can display single watersheds and the length of their inner ...
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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, ...
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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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Custom filters (server side) for Openlayers Vector Layer

I have a vector layer in openlayers with source in GEOJSON (custom php server, which I have in complete control) and BBOX strategy. Vector points contain point sources which have different ...
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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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Creating sub sections (groups) of layers in QGIS?

I am working on a project regarding Fish species and fishing methods with many layers. This creates confusion. I would like to create layer sub sections (groups) like the following: Fish Species ...
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How to transfer layer data from OpenLayers to PostGIS database or QGIS?

Supposing I have a created some layers in OpenLayers containing only Geometry Points, how do I transfer my data to a postGIS database? Is there a way to turn pure javascript/openlayers to a table in ...
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How can I change layers visibility while I zoom in geoserver?

I want to change layers visibility while I zoom , here are my screenshots. where is my error ? I'm waiting your helps , thanks.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 'Invalid geography. Antipodal edge…' with Postgis

I have a table in postgis like this CREATE TABLE locations (id int, name VARCHAR(255), pos geography(POINT, 4326)); with a couple of points. E.G. INSERT INTO locations (name, pos) VALUES ...
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How to make a virtual layer from ogr geometry?

I know how to do this: nodes = driver.Open(node_nav,0) node_lyr = nodes.GetLayer() node_lyr.SetSpatialFilter(None) But how do can use the layer methods on a geometry I created from scratch? ...
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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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Rendering order of layers in QGis libraries

I am using the QGis libraries in a external Qt App. When adding vector and raster layers (in any order) to the QgsMapLayerRegistry instance, it somehow sorts the layers so that the vector layers is ...
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How To Highlight Roads?

I wish to change the colors of various roads on a map and save the changes to either a "personal map" or a "map layer." The personal map could look something like this, except it would need to have ...
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ArcGIS 10.1: “ERROR 000223: Cannot extract event table properties” when iterating through multiple files/folder

I am trying to convert ~270k csv-files with lat/long-data to layerfiles. The files are split into folders by year, i.e. ~30 folders with ~9k csv-files in each. I have written a script to iterate ...
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How to manage user privilege on layers to Arcgis 10 Desktop?

Problem: I am a Computer Analyst on a town hall. Here we have the sector A and B. Both work in ArcGIS 10 Desktop. The sector A has granted to access/edit everything. The sector A has all the ...
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How to select features from different WFS layers?

I'm trying to select features from different WFS layers but unfortunatelly it doesn't works in my code. This is my code: var select = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Selection", {styleMap: new ...
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is it possible to obtain layerInfo from the Layer's URL

I am trying to fetch the names of the layers in the MapService, so that I can populate them in the dijit.form.select. I am able to get the layerInfo when the ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer is added to ...
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Problems with matching layers with different projections

I have two layers with the following projections: Monte Mario IT1 UTM* Anyhow, I followed the instructions (open the project, set the projection, select on the fly projection, load the layers but no ...
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Merging Two or More Layers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working with three clipped layers that are shown in the TOC. I created these layers from a large watershed shape-file. However, each clipped layer includes the layer before it and only expands on ...
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Applying layer file not formating labels in ARCGIS 10

I'm applying layer files in ARCGIS 10 using the ApplySymbologyFromLayer_management command via a python script tool. The symbology part works fine but the lables are not formatting. It is my ...
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How to edit several layers simultaneously?

I have the land occupation of an area and a layer for each year : 2005-2006-2007-2008...2010. Theses are polygons. There is errors on layers which are common to all of them. For instance: There's a ...
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Some Help to select some features from a vector layer

I have a vector layer (kml) that has some point with scientific name of plants and animals, some description of the place where the people saw them and the coordinates. Basically the table associated ...
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merging layers of raster data of the same format

My map consists of several different grid-layers lying right next to each other. I want to merge them to one single layer so that i can analyse my whole map at once. How can i do that?
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Switch callout text boxes on and off?

In my ArcMap project I’ve added text to the map in callout boxes to identify certain districts. Is it possible switch these on and off like the data layers? I don't want them to show in everything I ...
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Problem showing WMS with EPSG:3301 projection using Leaflet

I am trying to show wms layer EPSG:3301 using leaflet, but have no succes for a long time. http://kaart.maaamet.ee/wms/alus?service=WMS&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities Here is my code: ...
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Merge KML layers into one

Using data exported from Google Earth I ma trying to plot restaurants over a large area. To collect all the data for the area I had to use several searches in Google Earth and these are shown when ...
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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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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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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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Merged Layers turned into square shape cause by single layers in QGIS?

What I did is merged the 30 layers of the map (Isabela Map Province - Philippines) and below is what happened. How do i remove the inside map of the border? I'm new to QGIS and I'm using QGIS 2.4 ...
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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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How to remove ghost layer in Qgis?

I added a delimited text layer to a Qgis 2.0 project, working in Windows, but it got added wrong: It didn't appear in the list of layers on the left panel, nor did it show in the map canvas. However, ...
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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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How does Leaflet layer ordering work with CartoDB layers?

All, I'm trying to figure out how Leaflet layer ordering works when you have layers coming from CartoDB. I have a map with 1 polygon layer (cartodb), 3 point layers (cartodb), 1 basemap layer ...
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QGIS Quickly switching overlapping raster images

I'm new to QGIS, and haven't used arcGIS in about 5 years, however I've just seen someone using arcGIS and was able to quickly switch between overlapping rasters when checking registration. The top ...
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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 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 ...