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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how to make transparent layers with Google earth layer?

with your help, i solved most of my problems, but here is another one - i guess, a smaller issue... I managed to get Google earth layer, but when I add my GPS gpx files, are all hidden under the ...
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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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Popups on Layer (OpenLayers)

I have the following situation: i display points and point informations in popups. the points are added to a layer. The popups are added to the map, with map.addPopup function. It works great. The ...
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QGIS layers not adding properly

using QGIS 1.8.0 lisboa on windows 7 pc adding vector layers and they are not adding properly they don't show up in the layers list but they are there when I happen to merge the the layers ...
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How to populate an asp.net text box with values rather than display them as popups

I am using Leaflet Vector Layers from here and Esri ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 and developing in the .NET Framework. I would like to send the information that displays in a popup to text boxes when the user ...
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Is there any way to extract coordinates of a road segment using QGIS?

I add my own road vector data on top of Google map using open layers plugin with QGIS. The vector layer is generated using PostgreSQL DB. Is there any way to extract coordinates of a road segment ?
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WMS layers and KML layers are shifting in openlayers

I am searching a solution for this problem for a long time (2 weeks) and i could not find any thing that solved my problem: I am building a map application that i need to show some features (points ...
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How can I import layers into a database?

According to the QGIS User Guide (release 1.8.0, page 203/204) I only have to drag a layer from the QGIS Browser to the DB Manager. But for me this does not work.
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Postgres geometry in a pdf file with php

Is there a way to draw a postgres geometry in a pdf file using a php script? Thank you.
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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 copy a layer in TileMill?

I've been learning to use TileMill, and I want to be able to copy a layer. I especially want to copy layers connecting to an SQLite or PostGIS database in order to avoid having to type in multiple ...
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How to merge 48 separated US States layers into 1 layer, using MapInfo?

They are Census Block layers. The person on the website separated them into states so they can be download easier. I uploaded each states separate layer into MapInfo. Now I need to merge the files ...
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How to resolve error “Handle bad layers” in QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS and have been seeing what it can do for me – seems good. I imported shape file data from a UK Ordnance Survey data file and saved the file in a new folder. It was very good, doing all ...
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How to load the default layer style from Postgresql with Python?

I would like to write a python macro that upon opening my QGIS project file will reload the default style for each layer from the postgres 'layer_style' table. I have had a look at the documentation ...
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How can i select many rows from a table?

I want to create an action that select many rows from PostGIS table to show many lines in QGIS. How can i select many rows from table with python to add these rows in a layer? Thank you
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How do I style lines to show gradient colors for two attributes?

I have a layer with the city streets. I have a database with traffic values, including traffic going into the city and traffic going out from the city. I need to show the street links with different ...
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calculate total Miles in a polygon using Google Map

I have an application that allows the users to create any custom polygon layer on top of google maps, i am interested to know if their is a way to select the road layer in this polygon and then ...
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Adding time enabled layers to ArcGIS online

I am trying to add time enabled layers into ArcGIS online. The information in the ArcGIS resource center makes it sound like it is possible to add time enabled layers from ArcMap to ArcGIS online. I ...
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“could not get any sources: no image returned from source WMS” error in mapproxy demo

I am trying to connect my mapserver to MapProxy. First part of the map file is shown below MAP FONTSET "fonts.lst" IMAGETYPE png MAXSIZE 4000 SIZE 800 800 EXTENT -20000000 -20000000 20000000 20000000 ...
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Adding multiple layers to Tilemill from a single sqlite DB

This is a repost of a question I had over at the MapBox support board. Since I wasn't having much luck over there, I'm hoping I would have better success here. I'm having trouble adding more than a ...
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Handling “bad layers” in QGIS version 1.9

I'm having a problem every time I try and open any project in qgis 1.9. It will load part of a few layers and then a yellow bar comes up across the top of the map area that says "Handle Bad layers: 23 ...
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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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XYZ Layer in Open Layers has Missing Tiles

In Open Layers I'm having a missing tile problem where it generates a missing link icon and a pink background. I found several threads including this one saying to add this code ...
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Openlayers Overview - disappearing layers

when I do this: var options = { autoPan : true, size : new OpenLayers.Size(300, 200), layers : this.map.layers, mapOptions : { allOverlays : true ...
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MXD Performance - number of layers vs number of datasets

My mxd currently has 5 buildings layers accessing 5 different buildings datasets (one for each of 5 counties). Most often there would only be a single county's buildings in the current view, if that ...
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Create Layer including drawing objects

I draw some polylines on map. How create new layer with this features? Map and Polylines must be in different layers. public void DrawPolylineUsingInputGeometry(IActiveView activeView, ...
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In QGIS can I show just the lines in a Postgis query? How can I do that?

I have three tables in Postgresql, each table with one layer of lines. I want to show the path of an initial line to another final. Is it possible executing a SQL query? Thanks My three tables are ...
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Performing a field calculation affects selectable layers in ArcGIS 10.1

In ArcMap 10.1 I have a table open for a layer that I have set as not selectable. Yet when I use the Field Calculator for a record(s) in that table, it automatically makes the associated layer a ...
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How can I move two layers at once in QGIS?

I'm trying to move two digitized layers, one containing points, the other polygons to a different location at the same time. QGIS doens't seem to allow this. Even if I select both layers and features ...
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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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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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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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proportion of image layer in OL

I tried create map with single image used OL. But I have a trouble: image in map has a wrong proportions. Img: 1540 x 1481 Img in map: 2858 x1481 My js code: $(function (){ var map = new ...
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geoserver returns incorrect number of points when cql used

I'm using Geoserver 2.2.4 to support WMS queries. All testing is done via the "Layer Preview" page. If I send a request with no CQL a map full of points is returned as expected. If I add a CQL ...
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Managing a large number of layers in OpenLayers/GeoExt and Geoserver

I am building a web application to facilitate the handling of approximately 2500+ historic maps. I think it would be too difficult for our users to search for specific maps in an ordinary layer tree. ...
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How to get the layer name?

I am using OpenLayers, Geoserver 2.1 CQL language. The problem is that I do not know how to address the layer. I am trying to call a function like this: var createWmsLayer = function(name, url, ...
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Split Map using Python in Qgis

I have a map, in which each region is defined as an attribute of the map (I can select each region from the attribute table). I am trying to create new layers each one containing only 1 region using ...
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Feature Layer Selections

I'm new to arcgis and arcpy, so some of my lingo and terminology may be off. I have a script that takes a feature layer as an ainput. From there I want to be able to count the number of selections in ...
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How to clip a layer file

I have a world imagery layer that I want to clip to a single county. I would just save as a JPEG and edit using other software, but this uses a lot of processing power if I want a high resolution. I ...
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What ArcGIS Online feature layer can I use to display European states with unique country codes?

I'm writing a web page to display ECB statistics on an ArcGIS JavaScript API-based web map. I'm a bit lost when selecting a feature layer so that I can use the UniqueValueRenderer to make the states ...
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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 can I create a button to add a POI layer?

I am making a map of a city with openlayers. I have the shapefile data of the POI (hospital,bank,school etc.) I want to add the layers with buttons not in layerswitcher. Like whereis.com's quick ...
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How to realign (PostGIS) layers in QGIS?

I'm trying to realign layers in QGIS. As you can see here, the "background" light-blue layer is not aligned with the top layers. I'm working with pgAdmin III and importing PostGIS Layers in QGIS. My ...
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Create multiple vector layers by reading a GeoJSON file once in OpenLayers

I am a begginner to OpenLayers, and my question is about making things more efficient. My work is about displaying time-dependent weather elements on several point locations on the map. All these ...
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Export each layer in map to a separate image

I have a mxd file with multiple layers I have to export to PNG/JPG. I would like to create a script which turns on layers one at the time before they are exported. So far I have come up with the ...
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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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Why does the layer list context menu not open anymore?

I cannot access layers properties (i.e. change color, filter by query, anything). The mouse right click doesn't do anything. Is there a way restoring qgis to default? Ubuntu 12.04, QGIS 1.8
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Why am I unable to publish a postgis layer to geoserver?

I left arcgis and microsoft sql and now I am trying to connect Qgis+PostgreSQL (PostGIS) + GeoServer. I've brought my postgis database to the server, created a "store". And now I'm trying to publish ...
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MapBox import from TileMill gives only 1 layer

This is my first time using MapBox and I'm trying to import a map from TileMill. The map has 11 layers, in TileMill, but when I import it directly to MapBox, it only seems to have a single layer. It ...
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definition query and mosaic dataset from gdb ArcMap 10.1 SP1

I have a Python AddIn Combobox to select a value from the drop-down list. This value changes the definition query of the layers in mxd. This works fine for "normal" feature classes, not for a mosaic ...