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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Adding layers using ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer

I am right now adding individual layers using FeatureLayer but it takes quite some time to load as the map is for US Counties (3076 count). I tried to load it using ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer but I ...
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Clipping from a given point

I am working with model-builder 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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Adding shapefile as layer in ArcMap via Python scripting?

I am trying to automate various tasks in ArcGIS Desktop (using ArcMap generally) with Python, and I keep needing a way to add a shapefile to the current map. (And then do stuff to it, but that's ...
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Layer selection visibility unchecked in initial state in OpenLayers 3

I have this JSFiddle example that has two vector layers in it, 'Cities Layer 1' and 'Cities Layer 2'. As you can see from this example, cities layer 1 has a visibility set as the default of true and ...
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Apply Symbology from a Layer

I am trying to update the symbology of a layer with another layer with a python script. I have written a code for this. But I am getting the following error message : ERROR 000732: Input Layer: ...
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Postgis spatial query st_disjoint

I have 2 layers that I want to compare. I wish to retrieve the features in the layer 1 that have no part in common with the features in the layer 2. I try queries like that but do not returns me the ...
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QGIS - Save not working after copy-paste between layers

I am trying to copy points from one layer to another in QGIS, both shapefiles, both with the same schema, both point files, both with the same Coordinate Reference System. The shapefile was originally ...
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How to load a *.qgs file in a C++ QGIS standalone app?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 API to develop a standalone app by C++. I saved a test.qgs file in QGIS Desktop software, in the project, there was one layer and it was visible. Then I loaded the test.qgs ...
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Is there a a way to add a topology dataset to an mxd with arcpy?

I have a script that identifies certain layers from a folder containing several geodatabases. Part of the scripts purposes, or intended purpose is to have it add a topology dataset to the dataframe. ...
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How can I copy columns from layer 1 to layer 2?

I have two layers, the first layer is pipe: that has some fields (column) title like : length, id, material. Also I have another layer that is empty (without any fields). How can I copy fields ...
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How to select only polygons that overlap with another layer?

I have two shapefile layers created from different thresholds from a predictive model (Pink=80; Yellow=95). Is there a way to create a new layer of only those pink polygons that contain yellow ...
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Using Qt Designer to Create a Form in QGIS that can search for a specific point in a layer

I would like to ask if you can create a form in Qt Designer to create a form that can search for a point on the map using data that the user will provide such as the Name. I am currently creating a ...
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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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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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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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Join attributes by date in Qgis

I learned (thanks!) to use the join feature built into the layer properties, but in my case it doesn't work because data do not match perfectly. Infact shape refers to geotagged photos, csv is a log ...
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What is the easiest way to let a user upload overlayers to openlayers (Geoserver/Mapserver)?

I need to let a user upload vector layers he created with QGIS or MapInfo professional to my website (using OpenLayers as client and either Geoserver or Mapserver as WMS). What will be the easiest ...
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Library design: Layer coodinates/origin

I am working on a vector map library where you can add plain image and vector layers to a map. The map itself consists of an infinite coordinate system and each layer is a coordinate system of it's ...
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How to change an OpenLayers vector layer from automatic to manual get request?

I have a web server that returns a FeatureCollection in JSON. I was getting this using the code below, which works perfectly: var vectorLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector('geoJSON', { ...
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Problem with layer order in OpenLayers and Google styled maps

I'm using OpenLayers with Google styled maps. My biggest problem is KML polygon layer which needs to be under roads layer but it isn't (see prtscr). What am I doing wrong? This is my coding: ...
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Change zIndex of Vectors in openlayers

I have a bunch of linestring features on a vector layer. Some of them overlap. If I trigger the hover event on those features, I want them be in front. I did find some functions to set the z-index of ...
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How to create new layer within a DXF file?

Using OGR in Python, I'd like to create some geometries within a DXF file, but not in the "0" layer, but in new ones. I tried with: import ogr, os, osr, sys ds = ...
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Add AutoCAD .dwg annotation file to Arcmap using python (Same as +ADD Data button)

I would like to add an AutoCad .dwg file to Arcmap using python the same way that the +ADD Data button does. I can add an Annotation layer with python but only as a feature layer not as an annotation ...
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Keeping a vector layer always on top

I want to know how to keep a layer always on top of other layers! After adding a vector layer ( QgisInterface->addVectorLayer ), I want that layer to always be displayed on top of layers added later. ...
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How does ArcGIS Pro choose default color for first layer added to Map?

When I add my first vector dataset to the Map in an ArcGIS Pro project that I created using Map.aptx, it always comes in using a gaudy brown color like in the graphic below. Doing the "equivalent" ...
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QGIS TimeManager with multiple features at one time?

Since the data I have to deal with is really large, it is not practical to separate every feature into one line in the CSV file. Is there any way to animate them as a whole layer? I have ...
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How to make a model with more than 2 input layers for buffering and merging?

Would it be possible to add more inputs to Buffer and Merge? From what I can see there is a limit of two input layers per both. As far as I know this is possible in ArcGIS's Model Builder but from the ...
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“No data available” on hover

I have the following map: https://aressk.cartodb.com/viz/408dd3ea-deea-11e4-9d17-0e9d821ea90d/embed_map It has two layers. On the Waypoints layer, I have Hover turned on for the Info Window. On the ...
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Advice needed on JavaFX Map Rendering

A few months ago I inherited an old (10+ years) Java Desktop application that used maps and simple icons to represent point data to various users. The application was writted in Swing and used Esri ...
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CartoDB problem with layers and infowindow display

I hope someone has had the same problem and can help me out. I just started testing and using CartoDB, and I am dealing with this problem on a map that has been published already: ...
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Error when running Python script to replaceDataSource of multiple layers in multiple mxd's

I looked on all of your sites and did not find a solution to my problem. Almost all of our data has been copied to an SDE and now most of the layers in all of the mxd's need to be redirected to the ...
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ArcGIS API for Silverlight : query that displays layer attributes in a dataGrid

I'm working with ArcGIS API for Silverlight to build a webmapping application and I'm trying to display my attributes in a datagrid. I made a try by using this code : void ...
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How to Raster Layer checked status change?

I make plugin with use QListWidget. Items of QListWidget is Raster Layer name. When selected items, same name layer checked status changing. current my code is items = ...
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TileMill: How to mask layer without loosing background

I have a large geotiff with elevation gradient which I want to use to colour my map. However the coastal line of the geotiff doesn't excacly match my shapefile so I want to mask it. The problem is ...
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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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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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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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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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Displaying QGIS layer after loading with Python

I'm successfully loading several layers with Python, but can only get to see them in the map window if I manually zoom to extent afterwards. Once the last layer is loaded I call zoom to extent in the ...
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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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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 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 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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OpenLayers - How do I change the WMS URL in Code

I want to be able to change the url for a layer in code. The reasons is that I am implementing local caching. When local caching is Not enabled, we use 4 servers to deliver tiles to run parallel ...
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Layer visibility using maxscale minscale not working

I'm using Openlayer and Geoserver. I have a series of layers that have a scale parameter like: 1:50000-1:25000 where 50000 is the max scale while 25000 is the minscale. I have a map like in this ...
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What is the best way to manage dependencies between layers?

I have multiple layers that has dependency with each other. Such as: City; Courts; Lots; Front Lot; Buildings. The polygon's "block" depends on the polygon's "City." Example dependency: Buildings-> ...
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Ogr: How to add layer description to dgn?

I have created a dgn-file using Ogr, but can't find a way to fill out the description for this layer programatically. (something like _dgnLayer.Description = "Highways") opts.Add("SEED=" + ...
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Getting layers from SDE with vba

Im running arcmap 9.1. i have the code that lists feature classes in a list box from the SDE. The users select from one list box and adds it to another list box. How do i get it to show the layer name ...
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The layer added did not move in ArcGIS 10

I have a favor to ask. I already done the step that Mr PolyGeo and Aaron gave me from my previous question and it really look great when the layer did match all together. Thank you for that advise. ...
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Merging Layers and assigning different values [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Merging Two or More Layers 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 ...