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 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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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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Making Layers change color based on attribute expression in GeoServer?

At the moment I'm working with a dataset that has a count value as the only value in the database. However, if I add &VIEWPARAMS:Sex=Male to the given url from GeoServer, the results change based ...
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Combine drainage streams and watersheds [duplicate]

I have a question regarding ArcMap. Lets say I have a .shp with watersheds and a .shp with drainage lines. How can I combine both, so that I can display single watersheds and the length of their inner ...
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Openlayers - Maximum number of layers in LayerSwitcher

I am working on a thematic mapping platform showing data at local administrative levels. I have many layers, so I run into problems (see screenshot: http://gisintersect.com/many_layers.png). Is there ...
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Perform a group by query on geodatabase in ArcMap

I have a geodatabase called predictions.gdb and a feature class called output_gis_120_Project in that database. I imported this feature class as a layer in ArcMap. The attribute table with columns ...
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How can I change SQL query through a layer of an action (python)?

I have three layers from three diferent database tables. When I click in other layer I want to change (with an action) the query of that three layers. How can I do that? Thank you
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How to fix link between layer and shapefile in ArcGIS 10?

Does anybody know how to fix a link between shape file and layer file in ArcGIS 10? Every time I add layer file, there is a small exclamation mark next to icon and I have to define a source (path to ...
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Merge KML layers into one

Using data exported from Google Earth I ma trying to plot restaurants over a large area. To collect all the data for the area I had to use several searches in Google Earth and these are shown when ...
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ComboBox Addin to populate Layers .NET C#

I am using Arcgis 10.1 and created following class derived from ComboBox. class LayersComboBox : ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.ComboBox I want Combo box Add-in to populate added layers(in table of ...
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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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Using live feeds from ArcGIS Online for analysis?

I would like to import into arcGIS Desktop a livefeed layer and use it to perform some analysis. This is the link to web page: ...
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Mouse click event used gis application with much data

I will create an application that using my water pipes, electric cables, gas pipes service in a city. All of streets and roads including water pipes. My service is publishing pipes. My service like ...
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Layer just for annotations

Im relatively new to QGIS and would like to know whether or not I can save my form annotations to a layer so I can turn them on or off.
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Is the MakeFeatureLayer temporary location the same as “in_memory”? [duplicate]

From the ArcGIS Desktop Help: The layer that is created by the tool is temporary and will not persist after the session ends unless the layer is saved to disk or the map document is saved. ...
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QGIS cannot open layer properties

I'm trying to open (vector) layer properties in QGIS 2.2.0 and 2.4.0 (Windows 8.1) and nothing is happening. The application freezes and not responding at all (requires cntrl+alt+delete to close). I ...
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Creating New Layer After Sorting Attribute Table using QGIS?

I have been self-teaching myself some open source GIS. I downloaded QGIS and have been following this four part tutorial - ...
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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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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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ArcGIS SDK for .Net (used in WPF): update map's zoom parameters after changing base layer

I'm having the following issue: Suppose I have a Map object and 2 base layers (a world map and a street map). A world map doesn't let us view the map too closely. The street map allows us to view as ...
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Selecting correct ArcGisFeatureLayer to query onSingleTap event?

My problem: I'm working on a Android (ArcGis) Attribute Editor following the sample code from their tutorials. The problem occurs when I have more than 1 ArcGisDynamicLayer and, more important, more ...
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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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Is there a limitation on the numbers of layers that can be displayed in QGIS?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for the last several weeks, so hope that someone here has encountered the same issue and has a viable solution to my problem. I am currently using ...
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How to record a base layer change event in OpenLayers?

The OpenLayers.Control class possesses an eventListener property which could be used in the layer switcher control. I am not sure how to make use of it to detect a base layer change event so that I ...
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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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OpenLayers get single layer from WMS multiple layers

Openlayers enables to declare multiple layers in one WMS layer class. var nasa_wms = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS( "NASA Global Mosaic", "http://wms.jpl.nasa.gov/wms.cgi", { ...
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Missing Raster/Vector Layers after converting KMZ using KMLToLayer tool of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to write a tool that will let users upload a KML/KMZ file and then be able to view it in a client application (something like an esri js api or Flex app). I am ok with storing the data in ...
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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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Problem with snap layer when in name is space

I'm trying to make a option, where user can choose layer to snap. All is okey when layers names are without space, but if in name is space (like 'something layer name') snapping does not work. How can ...
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How to enable Map Tip display text in qgis and qgiscloud?

I'm using the free version of qgiscloud and qgis 2.4. I noticed that if I'll use the HTML option in "Map Tip display text", the map in qgiscloud will only show the title of the layer when I ...
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How to query postgres with gis to get GeoJSON for GeoJSON tile layer?

I have a postgres database with one table like the following: CREATE TABLE post_pl ( gid serial NOT NULL, zip character varying(5), zip_n integer, city character varying(50), geom ...
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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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How to specify one layer among many with getWMSInfo?

I am using getWMSFeatureInfo with multiple point layers. When I click on a point on map, how to specify which layer that point belongs to?
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Using Qt Designer to Create a Form in QGIS that can search for a specific point in a layer

Good Day! 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 ...
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Using Python Add-In to delete/remove ArcMap layers that are turned off?

I have made a python addin button which removes layers that are turned off in an MXD. The strange thing is that I get different results depending on whether I run the python commands in the python ...
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How does Leaflet layer ordering work with CartoDB layers?

All, I'm trying to figure out how Leaflet layer ordering works when you have layers coming from CartoDB. I have a map with 1 polygon layer (cartodb), 3 point layers (cartodb), 1 basemap layer ...
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Change projections depending on the zoom level

Is it possible in ArcGis (from a technology/performance/… point of view) to switch projections depending on the zoom level? For example, Is it possible when zooming at some extent to the poles, my ...
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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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Is there a universal map/ layer format?

Just wondering if there is a universal map format that all GIS software can read. ie to quickly share layers with all our partner agencies which have different GIS Software, rather than have to ...
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Load third-party APIs only when the corresponding map layer is requested?

OpenLayers allows multiple map layers to be hosted on a common platform. If the map application supports a wide variety of maps, say from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, I find that upon initialization, ...
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Startup python script to re-join layers

In QGIS 2.2, there is a bug which involves using the JOINS properties on a vector layer (that is already being joined with several other vector layers) whereby the attributes are not fully loaded. ...
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How to bind layer display?

I work on several layers in arcmap 9.3 My question is about creating binds to display theses layers directly. like ctrl+1 ( display / hide layer 1 ) ctrl+2 ( display / hide layer 2 ) ctrl+3 ( ...
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How to configure a write only layer on Geoserver?

This is probably a wrong way of doing it, but I was exploring this option only because I do not know how to implement the right solution. We have a layer to which features are added using WFS-T. We ...
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Summarizing different (local) shapefiles/sources into one centralized database using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcMap/ArcCatalog 10.2, is there a way, to summarize a huge number of widely spread shapefiles/sources (different servers, different hard drives etc.) into one centralized database, in order to ...
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Determining active layer regardless of its name using ArcPy?

ArcPy has a method of defining an active map regardless of its filename or path: mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") I wonder if there is a similar way to define an active layer. I need it ...
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How can I modify layer order with the QGIS python API

Typically, after a new_layer = addRasterLayer(...) that inserts new_layer before the active layer, I'd like to move it to the top of the table of contents. How to do it? I use an existing QGIS ...
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How to get names of all layers in a store in GeoServer using OpenLayers

I have strict requirement to retrieve names of all layers in a GeoServer store using OpenLayers. I've gone through the post here, but it doesn't answer my question. I've also gone through GeoServer's ...
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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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What is wrong with my data receiving from php script for geoJSON TileLayer?

I want to get geo data as geojson for geojson tile layer requests in leaflet. I set up a geojson layer like this: https://github.com/glenrobertson/leaflet-tilelayer-geojson/ A php script answers ...
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Refresh Map after Invoke URL

I am making a map on Auto Desk Infrastructure Map Guide Studio. Now I created a small ASP.NET website and hosted in local machine, Now on click of different buttons in flexible layout toolbar, I ...