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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Can I save an ArcGIS GeoPDF with all 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 GeoPdf so that all of these point layers are ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Updating Description of MXD Layers

Is there a way to force the update of the Description content in the Properties/General/Description of each feature layer in an MXD? I frequently update metadata for each feature class in ArcCatalog, ...
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Is there a size restriction on KML layer in esri map?

My website utilizes ESRI's map and it contains several KML layers. Most of them show up fine except for the ones bigger than ~4MB. Are there any restrictions on KML file size? Thanks,
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why is my map is not in the center when I load my map in OpenLayers?

why is my map is not in the center when I load my map in OpenLayers?And when I drag my map,it dont move sometimes,It has been tortured me for a long time,any advice would be grateful! var maxExtent = ...
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What is the best way to manage dependencies between layers?

I have multiple layers that has dependency with each other. Such as: City; Courts; Lots; Front Lot; Buildings. The polygon's "block" depends on the polygon's "City." Example dependency: Buildings-> ...
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Ogr: How to add layer description to dgn?

I have created a dgn-file using Ogr, but can't find a way to fill out the description for this layer programatically. (something like _dgnLayer.Description = "Highways") opts.Add("SEED=" + ...
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Getting layers from SDE with vba

Im running arcmap 9.1. i have the code that lists feature classes in a list box from the SDE. The users select from one list box and adds it to another list box. How do i get it to show the layer name ...
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The layer added did not move in ArcGIS 10

I have a favor to ask. I already done the step that Mr PolyGeo and Aaron gave me from my previous question and it really look great when the layer did match all together. Thank you for that advise. ...
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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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Add CAD Drawing Dataset into ArcMap using Python

I am trying to add an CAD Drawing Dataset into ArcMap using Python. Question is how to add a Auto-CAD .dwg file to ArcMap using Python Normally comes in as CAD file within a Group layer with: ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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Disappearing layers in ArcScene

This is very frustrating! I have DEM hillshade layers which I have tried to change the base heights to floating surfaces. I have done this with these layers before (!) but had to change them back and ...
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Alternative satellite and hybrid layers for Europe published on WMS

For an application I am building I require to show satellite (high resolution) and street view layers, preferably also a hybrid view. Unfortunately, due to the application not running on a typical ...
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Can QGIS2 refresh layers without the need to reclassify each layer individually?

I have a set of layers which I'd like to have refreshed each time I open QGIS2.2.0 (Windows 7). Each of 14 layers (polygons) is linked via a join to a csv file with no geometry. The layer displays a ...
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Can a joined-layer have its attribute changed depending on what layers are selected/deselected?

Using QGIS, I have a polygon-grid layer which covers everything, Layer_All joined with 2 other grid layers: Layer_1 and Layer_2, both of which intersect at various points. I would like Layer_All to ...
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Changing the symbology of layer when converting from Layer to KML using Python

Is it possible to change the symbology of a layer file using Python? I have a script that creates a layer file and converts it to kml, but every time I run it the symbology color in the kml of the ...
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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 ...
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Geoprocessing Ungroups Layers

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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How to add a MSSQL spatial layer using Python?

I'm having difficulty adding a MSSQL spatial data layer using Python. The database is password protected, and I can add the layer without any problems using the built in feature, but I can't make it ...
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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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qgis 1.8.0 crash when starting qthread

I am trying to update a vector layer attribute table using QThread. i connect a pushbutton click with a slot to start the thread: def EGSupdateAttributeTable(self): AttUpdateEGSThread = ...
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Sources for meterological data with high resolution

I was running Maxent on an endemic species of andaman and nicobar.But the climate data I have from worlclim.org ( tile number 29 ) is not of high resolution and thus I can't see the distribution ...
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How to search for layers in the layers panel?

I have QGIS projects with a lot of layers. Sometime it's difficult to find a layer into Layers Panel. How to search it?
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How to save KML-layers style (Q-GIS)?

Is it possible to save a KML-layers style? My layer is set to 50 % opacity and I want to save that setting into the KML-file. The plugin qgistokml canĀ“t yet do it, and only work with points.
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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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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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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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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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Layer set visible

I add this layer like this: var POIData = new esri.layers.ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer("https://mysite.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/POI_Data/MapServer"); map.addLayer(POIData); ...
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Get layers and apply renderer to layer list from SDE ArcMap

I have the code that gets the layers from SDE, but when i add them to the map they have a different symbology. there is about 80 layers and i am accessing the SDE by getting the workspace from a ...
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Hack to change data source of a layer file in ArcGIS 9.3.1 with python?

I'm looking for a way to change the source of my layer file using python. Actually I want to do this because I need to re-use a XSL template which is defined under the tap HTML popup of the layer ...
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Remake gxp class

I want to remake gxp.editFeature class. In standart class to edit object need to choose it on map. I want choose abject in list of objects and edit it. So To do this i need make a new gxp.editFeature ...
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Using Google Maps with OpenLayers for some zoom levels

I've had a search on here to see if this has come up but I've not found anything, sorry if this is a duplicate. I'm trying to use the Google Maps layers with an OpenLayers site, but not for all zoom ...
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pdf google maps export

In my php+postgis+geoserver+OL application I have to export a map in a pdf file. This map has two layer: the base is a google map layer and a vector layer as overlay. Is there a way to make a pdf ...
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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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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 ...