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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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 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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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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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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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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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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OpenLayers: Can I drag a feature between two maps?

Is it possible to drag the features between two different maps? Now, I create feature on event mouseenter but I would like to insert the feature and at the same time start to drag this feature.
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Openlayers: How to make layer come to top after choosing it in layer switcher?

I have a base layer and 3 image layers . I also have setup a layerswitcher so that user can choose which layer is to be overlayed on the base map and I have 3 sliders such that user can choose the ...
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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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Using multiple LayerIDs in a Legend

This should be simple, but I cannot find any documentation on how to do it. I have a legend that is bound to my map that contains several layers. I do not want all of the layers to appear on my Legend ...
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Special background layer not coloring in Kartograph map

I'm testing out Kartograph according to the documentation and a linked gist. Both my US and non-US layers color correctly, but I can not get the special "sea" layer to fill. I found an example here ...
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Openlayers - Get Type of Layer

Is there a way to get the type of all the layers in an OpenLayer maps object? What I am trying to do is iterate over all the layers in my OpenLayers map object and populate a dropdown list with the ...
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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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Layers not appearing when updated with UpdateLayer in arcpy

I have a script that calculates kernel density for several sets of points, adds the output to a base map, updates the added layer to use the same color scheme and resampling function of a template ...
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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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Where is the “Add vector layer”-button in GRASS 6.4.4. plug-in QGIS 2.10.1?

I've just downloaded and installed the new version of QGIS 2.10.1 with GRASS 6.4.4. When opening a new GRASS mapset and importing layers, I missed the button "Add a new vector layer". I've updated ...
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Adding a Polygon to an OpenLayers3 Map with coordinates read from a string

I do have a bunch of coords as a string read from a wps request result. I want to display these coordinates as a new layer added to the exisiting map. What I do is to split the string by containing ...
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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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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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Programmatically get Layer source properties DataType with ArcObjects?

I am trying to access the DataType property of a Layer in the TOC in ArcMap. The layer is added from a web service as an IMapServerRESTLayer. The Data Type property is listed with Layer > Properties > ...
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How to load a style from POSTGIS in PyQt

The thing is that I have four styles I have created in QGIS through the GUI and saved into a postgresql database. I can see them in the table named layer_styles I have seen similar questions asking ...
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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 ...