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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QGIS leaflet web map layers - spaces

When I export a QGIS project to a leaflet webmap using QGIS2Leaf, is there a way I can have my layer names display with spaces. So for example in the image I would like OffshoreSACS to display as ...
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Z-index in OpenLayers 3: layer ordering in OL3

Is there a method to cjange Z-indexes of layers in OpenLayers3 like it was in old version? map.setLayerIndex(markers, 99); //set the marker layer to an arbitrarily high layer index and I need to ...
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Add feature class from different geoodatabase to a single mxd [duplicate]

I need to add multiple feature class from different geoodatabase to a mxd and then change to same colour and making a definition query to it. The naming of all feature class are end with ppt. Is ...
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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 ...
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Failing to use ArcGIS map as basemap in GeoNode

I'm trying to add the ArcGIS map service to my project in GeoNode but I'm failing to do so. I've read around and I saw information that says I need to make a XYZ tile service (something like this: ...
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How to load layers faster? [on hold]

I'm using Openlayers 2.13 and Geoserver 2.5.2. I need some suggestion to optimize loading layers. On Geoserver, I have stored about 270 layers. One of html pages calls up to 40 layers, and speed is ...
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How to create multiple QGIS layers from multiple text files?

I have a few hundred txt files (each representing a line of a river bed profile) that I need to load as (point-) layers in QGIS. Partial example: 4504764.8331;5374251.3024;397.8871;2 ...
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Can I save an ArcGIS geospatial PDF with layers turned off, which can then be turned on individually in a pdf viewer?

I am working on an mxd that has many individual point layers (displaying species locations). To make life easy for my stakeholders, I'd like to export to a geospatial pdf so that all of these point ...
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Repairing a broken data source for a single layer in multiple map documents

I am a Python newbie and I'm trying to repair the data source for an aerial raster in close to 50 individual map documents. My supervisor deleted the 2014 recently and uploaded the 2015 in its ...
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Trying to geocode and map a large street segment table with no lat-long [closed]

I have a table with 26000+ street segments with address ranges and school zones I would like to convert to a GIS layer. Any suggestions?
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Using ArcPy to display result shapefile with layer symbology?

I am using an ArcPy script, and everything is working perfectly except the display of the result shapefile file. What is the best solution to display the result? In the end I would like to share ...
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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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Single WMS from single mapfile with several rasters in MapServer

I have several rasters in a single mapfile, I put them as layers like here: LAYER NAME "Layer 1" GROUP "All Layers" TYPE RASTER STATUS ON ...
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Display InfoTemplate based upon Visible Layers

I am relatively new to JavaScript and ArcGIS Implementation, so if I'm missing an overarching understanding please feel free to call me out on that... I have a MapServer that I connect to that has ...
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Saving extent of satellite imagery in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using 50cm imagery for the whole country of South Africa, which make zooming and panning painfully slow. Can I save imagery for just the area I am working with (ie. data frame, city, province)? ...
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Draw order (zIndex) of OpenLayers polygons and points in the same layer

My question is similar but slightly different from this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5003349/openlayers-vector-features-z-indexing I have an OpenLayers Vector layer which contains polygons ...
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What ArcGIS Online feature service provides 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 service so that I can use the UniqueValueRenderer to make the ...
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Adding shapefile from local drive to WebApp using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I want to add a shapefile of certain data to my WebPortal (which is currently running on Localhost) how can I do it? I'm using ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
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Should I use Basemaps or Layers to overlay two maps?

I'm trying to create a map that essentially has two maps on top of each other (chosen from many map choices) at the same time. One of maps will have an opacity slider. Should I be trying to use two ...
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.mdb is not a valid layer and can not be added to the map

I know this question has been asked quite a few times before but I couldn't find an answer that suited my situation at all. So this is what happens. Currently, I am using ArcGIS to map the sewer ...
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Use Multiple Symbology on single layer [duplicate]

Task: Display multiple symbologies (Gratuated symbols and Colours) on one layer Problem: The symbology keeps overwriting itself, so I cannot get both symbologies at the same time Methods Tried: ...
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Cartodb Toggle Layer help

I am working on a map that i'd like to toggle 1 layer off/on. I followed this http://academy.cartodb.com/courses/03-cartodbjs-ground-up/lesson-2.html tutorial and it worked fine(w/ their data) and i ...
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Identify task to multiple tiled layers

I have a map consisted of many tiled layers that show points. How can i perform an identify task to the visible tiled layer. Be aware it is tiled layers not dynamic. Any suugestions?
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Load multiple layers into multiple maps - python

import arcpy import arcpy.mapping import os import sys from arcpy import env #import string env.workspace = r"G:\GIS" mxds = arcpy.ListFiles("*.mxd") lyrs = arcpy.ListFiles("*.lyr") for maps in ...
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Where to upload layers in geoexplorer?

I just install opengeo suite (boundless) in my machine and try to explore it. I followed the instruction in user manual and I encountered a problem. In "Load your data with GeoExplorer" part, after ...
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Am I thinking about layers all wrong?

I work for a non-profit health organization and I am currently testing out some GIS software to basically see what usefulness it might serve. My skill set with this software is pretty elementary, but ...
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legend groups and layer position/order qgis 1.8

I'm tring to programmatically create layer sequence also using groups. Simple python code: layer = QgsVectorLayer("004cp000.shp", "004cp000", "ogr") QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().addMapLayer(layer) ...
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Get feature from two overlapping KML layers doesn't work

I did an implementation similar to http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/sundials.html The difference is that I have two or more kml layers at the same location and want to show their information ...
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Points on Map overlapping/covering city and town names

I have a map with many points, these points map incidences of landmine accidents in Colombia. There are thousands of points and cover up parts of city and town names, in some cases the entire lables ...
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Python script to summarize layer properties

I recently found this layer properties script that summarizes layer properties in a single file or a directory and all subdirectories: ...
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Opacity Slider not creating consistently

I am dynamically creating some Opacity Sliders for some layers I have added to my map. The issue is that for some reason after it creates 7 of the sliders it doesn't create the rest correctly. I have ...
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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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Geoserver api: how to determine a layers respective workspace?

I am using the geoserver api to find information about layers that are available. I am using: http://localhost/geoserver/rest/layers.json to get a dynamic list of all layers. If I then select a ...
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Why does Describe function fail on annotation layer with RuntimeError: Object: Describe input value is not valid type?

I am accessing layers in an mxd programatically and also accessing the layer properties using the Describe function lyr =arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd) # gets me the list of layers in mxd desc= ...
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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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extend extent of geoJSON layer - Leaflet

I am zooming to the extent of a set of geoJSONs collected in a FeatureGroup with this call: map.fitBounds(myFeatureGroup.getBounds()); ...I would like to extend the extent a bit; as it is the ...
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Set Layer Scale Range Still Draws When Layer is Grayed Out In TOC? ArcGIS 10.2

I have a layer which I have set the visible 'Scale Range' to don't show layer when zoomed out beyond: 1:18,489,298 and in beyond 1:9,244,6249. (I am using ArcgGIS Online/Bing Maps/Google Maps ...
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Marker layer not responding to events in OpenLayers

I have multiple layers in OpenLayers: three vector layers, one google map layer, and a marker layer. I registered feature selected event to all three vector layers (which works fine, but btw is that a ...
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Can KML layer order be set in the CMV

I just started exploring the CMV about a week ago as an option to replace our Flex Viewer based configurable web mapping applications. So far it seems to be meeting all our needs however I have run ...
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How to copy a group of layers between QGIS projects?

In ArcGIS I am used to being able to have a couple of MXD documents open and copy-paste groups of layers from one MXD's table of contents to another. This can save a LOT of time ensuring consistent ...
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Geoprocessing Ungroups Layers in ArcGIS 10.1

Is there a fix for this, am I only imagining this, or is it a bug: ArcMAP 10.1 for Desktop Build 3035 on a 64 bit Windows 7 system When I run a geoprocessing task that modifies the input data (such ...
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arcgis flex api turn on/off group layers

I just started using ArcGIS API for Flex. In my case I need to provide a widget to turn on and off several layers together, which means these layers need to be turned on together or turned off ...
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How to create a text file containing layer names in QGIS?

My QGIS ToC contains layer groups and some layers that do not belong to any group. I would like to create a text file containing the name of those layers that do not belong to any group. Is there an ...
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Openlayers event cluster feature id does not appear on layer vector feature id list

My application's objective is to click on a cluster and produce a popup with a list of all placemarks clustered there where every entry is a hyperlink that closes current popup and opens a new ...
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Giving line features of same layer different colours

I have one layer and there I have different lines. Imagine these lines are pathes of persons. So image a person x and y. And I now want to differ them by just watching on the different colours of the ...
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Openlayers cluster stragegy total count

How can I get total feature count of vector layer: var mylayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector(null, { "protocol": myWFSProtocol, "styleMap": style, "strategies": [ ...
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How to request group of layers from Geoserver with turn off/on capabilities? Geoserver layer organizer

I would like to organize my layers by topics, and for each of them (if chosen on the client-side), I would like to request a single-tile image, which contains the predefined layers in the correct ...
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Creating layers for each attribute value via Arcpy script

I'm having some trouble starting this script. Not sure how to start, as I have to create/output layers for each attribute value from a certain column named that has integers. They are all unique ...
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Selection layers ie selection by location or attibute. Are selections retained when the data source is updated

I have a several large feature classes , that are over a large area. I am only interested in an Area of Interest inside the this area. So I have used an Area of interest shapefile and used this as the ...
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How to create a layer from existing attribute data of another layer?

I am using Arc Map 10.2 and I have a shapefile consisting of parcel data. I would like to create a shapefile/layer from the existing parcel shapefile by using a table that consists of a list of ...