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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
175 views

How to export all the layers from Table of Content to shp file?

I have got lots of different layers in the Table of Content panel in ArcMap. I want to export them all in shp format in one go. How can I do that? So far I have been doing it one by one by right ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Proper updating of new memory layer geometry?

Current workflow for a toolbar button: -create memory layer -save memory layer to shapefile Then the user uses the built-in QGIS tools to add geometry and finally saves changes via the auto prompt ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

Vector layers without geometry in QGIS?

Using QGIS, I have set up a couple of automated layer additions via the toolbar. After adding geometry in each respective layer (point, lineString, polygon) and saving changes to the layers, the added ...
15
votes
6answers
4k views

How to improve rendering performance of very large shapefile?

I have a polygon shapefile that has a 100MB .dbf and 500MB .shp file component. The reason it is so large is it is a landbase classification for a whole district. Everytime I am viewing the file in ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
390 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
116 views

How to convert ASCII in x,y,z format using gdal_grid?

I have a map saved in (AFAIK) Arc/Info ASCII format and I would like to convert it with gdal grid but I am getting errors. My data (p.csv) is in the following format: 319053.25,319301.12,544.28 ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Lining up three Layers that use same Coordinate Reference System (CRS) in QGIS?

How do you make all borders of a layer equal? they should be equal but i don't know how, mCRS layer is all in philippine zone 5(EPSG:3125), with the same formula/equation, I'm new to QGIS and I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

How do I change the order layers are displayed in in MMQGIS?

I am dealing with hundreds of different layers, all of which have one of 6 names - not by choice, that's just the way they show up when I import them. I am trying to merge all those with the same ...
0
votes
1answer
206 views

Meaning of Spatial Join ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer?

I'm using ArcGIS (ArcMap) 10.2 to determine the relative location of points of land to a regulated area. I downloaded a layer (.lyr) file that displays the regulated area, and am able to display that ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
147 views

Setting Layer Properties Using ArcPy

I am writing an ArcPy script that creates a Point Density Raster file, and then changes the following properties in the resulting layer: Symbology Classified Classes = 10 Classification Method = ...
3
votes
0answers
58 views

Layer tick boxes embedded in PDF map

Maybe this is more of a PDF question than a GIS question. Today, I received a layered PDF map shown as a landscape A3, with a square map on the left, and with the map title, the legend, the scale, a ...
1
vote
0answers
161 views

Part of text missing in legend and text boxes

I have had issues lately when exporting to pdf from ArcMap 10.2. Parts of the text sometimes fall off and goes missing. Mostly it's been some lines in legends, but now also text boxes. The text is ...
0
votes
1answer
455 views

Arcgis SDK for Android - Query multiple feature layers

I'm developing a android application with arcgis sdk. I have a basemap and then 4 different feature layers on top of it. I began with the arcgis sample "attribute editor" and removed the edit ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

More than one group for a single layer in Geoserver?

I have a huge number of layers in my geoserver that I have painstakingly imported and they all work correctly when viewed with GeoExplorer etc. I want to know if there is any way to create set maps ...
0
votes
0answers
438 views

Creating a layer switch Google Maps Api v3

I have generated a basic webpage with Visual Studio 2012 that displays a Google Map. My goal is to add multiple KML layers from my Server onto the Google Map, BUT, i want to be able to have a sort of ...
1
vote
0answers
133 views

How to force geometry type in (WFS) layer in QGIS

I have an external WFS source serving mixed geometry types - in other words, I have no control of the source. When adding the layer QGIS sets the geometry type to line and thus I am unable to style ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Millions of polygons: displaying layers in Leaflet based on location being viewed?

I'm trying to create a map of all parcels in a state. In my state, this is several million parcels. In their current format, they are encoded as topojson and divided up by county. I'd like to show ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Is there a way to display more than 10 categories in cartodb?

I'm creating a map in CartoDB. I have roughly 18 categories, but each of those has a sub-category, which is 'yes' or 'no'. Currently I am displaying the 18 categories in two different layers to get ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

TileMill-style based on the country the objects belong to

Is it possible to have different TileMill stylings in different countries? I need for instance different colours for highways based on the country the highway is in. Is there a best practice solution ...
1
vote
1answer
182 views

How to sum the values for bins with the same location?

I have two maps in csv form, each has a latitude, longitude, and value column. Since not all the positions in one map are in another map, is there any way in QGIS to display a new map which only shows ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Get Web Map Layer Field Value for If/else Statement

I've been trying to read through the ArcGIS JavaScript API but can't find what I want. I have a web map on my page that is based on my my map stored on ArcGIS online. I want to create an if/else ...
1
vote
1answer
182 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

OpenLayers Vector Features with common properties in multiple Layers

I am trying to manage features across different layers. Features are displaying weather parameters at some points on the map. Hence there is a wind layer, a temperature layer, etc. which all are ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Adding layers with different WKIDs to ArcGIS API for Silverlight application?

In Esri Silverlight application, how can a map layer with a different WKID than the one used in the application be added? Will Esri 's Silverlight application handle the re-projection?
1
vote
1answer
37 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

Many layers from a unique KML files ? (OpenLayers)

I have a KML file generated from a server that contains many networks. I want to know if is it possible to generate one layer for each network from this single KML file ? Thank you!
1
vote
1answer
57 views

How to change the symbology on many image files within a group?

I have a group of raster images from lidar data (so a DEM). When loaded in, they all have different symbology - so their color scheme and color ramp are all different. I would like to create a group ...
3
votes
3answers
558 views

What Is The Ideal Workflow To Map (British) Postcode Territories

I'm looking for the best workflow for mapping postcodes and calculated territories, but being relatively new to mapping I'm struggling on a few details and also the best practices for displaying these ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Arcscene export issue: only upper layer showing up

I have created a 3d visualization with ArcScene 10.1. I have 1 hillshade of a portion of an area, which take elevation ifno from DEM of the same area. Also, the DEM is coloured and overlayed onto the ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
966 views

Leaflet add and remove legends with layer selection

I'm new to Leaflet/Javascript and have been struggling to get legends a map to show only when a specific layer is selected from the layer control. I have three layers, one of which I would like to ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Plotting two shapefiles using R? [duplicate]

I'm not familiar with using R for GIS. I was wondering if you can help me figure out how to plot different shapefiles at the same time. I'm using the "map" function to generate a map in order to get ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Programmatically set layer properties Python Init function

Is it possible to set the layer properties Python Init function field programmatically? I've been looking through the qgis 2.2 api but can't seem to find anything on it. Hint, suggestions and ...
3
votes
1answer
116 views

Is there a way to know if an error occurred while loading a WMS layer, in OpenLayers 2?

First of all, I already asked this question in stackoverflow. I don't want to spam by asking again here. But I think the question fits better in gis.stackexchange. I am sorry for the replication. Feel ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Selecting Features in ArcGIS based on their relation other layers

I am extremely new to GIS mapping and I'm trying to do what I believe would be relatively simple. I have two layers: one contains data on school locations in Chicago and the other contains data on ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Using QGIS, how can I create attributes within a polygon layer based from a selection in that layer?

I'd like to add a column, or attribute rather, to selected rows within a polygon layer. I would simply like to make a binary system, where those that are selected receive a "1,' let's say, and all ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Geoserver layer rotation problem

I have a mapping system setup with PostGIS, Geoserver 2.4.1 and OpenLayers 2.12 I am trying to use the geoserver vendor specific parameter "angle" to rotate a layer, and it seems to work fine. ...
1
vote
2answers
618 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
98 views

Clipping multiple layers in QGIS 2.2

I have huge amounts of data (multiple country-wide shapefiles) which i have to work with constantly. But working on separate cases i only need a fraction of that data (region, city etc.) Loading the ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Running Erdas command in MS-DOS

I have generated the following command line in ERDAS, and want to run it in MS-DOS. Getting an error- "system cannot find the path specified". I have checked the path by opening it in windows ...
3
votes
1answer
223 views

what dictates the drawing order of overlapping features with in the same layer/feature class in ArcGIS?

I know that in ArcGIS drawing order is controlled by layers, and if I want to make some features be drawn on top of other features I can use definition queries to separate them into different layers ...
1
vote
2answers
313 views

How can I create a pdf map at a high resolution while still keeping the file size manageable?

I have numerous layers in shapefile format that contain a lot of data across a large area. I am trying to create a .pdf file that shows all of the area and I want it to be in good quality, so that ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to remove layers of detail from an osm file?

I want to remove some layers from the osm map of an area. It has all the details like POI, offline routing and all. But I just want the map data. How can I remove this extra layer from the map?
1
vote
2answers
136 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
177 views

Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool? [duplicate]

I have downloaded this zipped shapefile of bus routes from the City of Houston data portal. I then performed these steps in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1: Extracted the shapefile from the *.zip Added this ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Statistics on matching point layers ignoring nodata values in QGIS

I have a large area and a street crossing this area. Both are vector point layers in QGIS. The large area contains -99 as NoData value. I already created the intersection of both as a new layer. I ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Overlap or intersect two choropleth [closed]

I have two choropleth of the same area but with different concentration data and I need to overlap them. My aim is to highlight the areas of intersection between the points with the highest ...