A spatial operation in which two or more maps or layers registered to a common coordinate system are superimposed, either digitally or on a transparent material, for the purpose of showing the relationships between features that occupy the same geographic space.

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Calculating Percent Overlap Between Distribution Maps

Hello there, I am currently trying to calculate the percent overlap (basically the total amount of overlap where these two species come into contact) between Lithobates catesbeiana (first image) ...
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Extract information of a raster overlayed on another raster with a lower resolution directly in python

I have two aligned rasters with the same extent, one has a resolution of 5 meters and the other of 125 meters. I would like to place the 5 meter one over the 125 meter one and assign to these smaller ...
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How to combine Boolean and Fuzzy logic?

So I have a set of 5 Fuzzy Memberships and a polygon feature class, to which I already added a yes/no field. For the final map, I need to combine/overlay all Fuzzy Memberships and the rasterized ...
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How to find most common classification within buffers?

I have a point shapefile that identifies the location of incinerators in England and an output area classification shapefile. I have created a buffer for all the points in the shapefile because i ...
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How to select the identities of a layer present just in one identity of another layer

I'm a student approaching to QGIS 2.0.1-Dufour. My goal is to know how much identities of a layer are present just in one identity of another layer. I tried both with the tools "spatial query" and ...
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QGIS 2.0: move basemap by hand in order to achieve overlaying with a point layer

I am an environmental engineer and the aim of my QGIS 2.0 project is to visualize the results of a sewage water system inspection. In a first step I included the hoppers from a csv file and added a ...
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Historical maps as cylindrical projections

Objective: I want to overlay old, historical maps on top of Google Maps. According to Wikipedia, Google Maps uses a variant of the Mercator projection, a close relative of cylindrical projections. ...
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QGIS plug-in equivalent of ArcGIS's Spatial Analyst Tools -> Overlay/ Weighted Overlay

Specifically I have 12 .bil raster files that show monthly global mean minimum temperature. I file for each month. I want to combine these to create an ANNUAL global mean minimum temperature. In Arc I ...
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Replace google map MARKER with HTML element

I want to add a custom HTML element (that can become transparent dynamically) instead of a marker. Basically my html object would be a cirle (or rounded pin) with a picture of users in the middle. ...
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Overlapping of two layers in MySQL spacial extensions

I have been into GIS for almost a week now. Right now, I am learning MySQL spacial extensions. I have a question regarding the functions MySQL provides: I have a table that consists of LineString, ...
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Removing multiple categories from GRASS vector feature

Pardon my lingo if this is not entirely correct - I am a software developer, not a GIS person. We're working a project that uses v.overlay to merge a map of slopes with a map of soil tests to produce ...
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How to import AutoCAD .dwg files as overlay on map in Drupal (using OpenLayers)

I am using OpenLayers on my Drupal site. The request is to import AutoCAD .dwg files as an overlay to maps on the site. Is this possible and how? I found the OpenLayers Editor for Drupal, am I on the ...
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Not a valid data source of kml created from image overlay by Google Earth

I did image overlay in Google Earth and saved it as kml file. But it was showing me that it is not a valid data source when add it as vector(kml) in Qgis 1.8.0. Any solutions? Thanks!
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Calculate best area with overlaying multiple layers buffer shapes

I am using QGis and I have a set of 20 layers with buffers. I'm interested in where they overlap most and I want to create a single layer that shows which are the places where they overlap most and ...
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remove land area from marine region polygons

In my pursuit to merge multiple polygons for the purpose of calculating the surface area of marine species distributions, using shapefiles from Marineregions, I am now trying to remove potential land ...
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No values in overlay tab, only in diagram tab

I have basically the same issue like in this post. I joined a table to a .shp with the intention to display those values (integers) as a column overlay. Producing pie charts (Diagram tab) works fine, ...
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Identify parcels that have two types of land use

I have two polygon layers in a geodatabase. One layer is land parcels. The other layer is land use. I want to identify the six largest parcels that contain both "upland forests" and "wetlands" (i.e. ...
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Produce a list of polygons that a line crosses

I have a polyline feature class and a polygon feature class. What I want to do is add a field to the lines that lists all polygons that touch the line. This is effectively performing a ...
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What is the most efficient method to delete points?

I have a script that takes a point featureclass (FC) through the following workflow: Select points that lie within individual polygons From the selected points within each polygon, randomly subset ...
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Why does my gpx layer go to the wrong spot even if they have the same CRS?

Help! I am a QGIS beginner with a big problem! I am trying to load a gpx file from Garmin into my map. The project CRS is WGS 84, and the incoming data is in CRS WGS 84. When I look at the bottom of ...
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How to calculate proportional data for a polygon by taking attributes from other polygon

I have a features class which has polygons in it. I also have a Block group level data for demographic variables like population. Now when I overlay the polygon on the block group level data to find ...
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Create interactive map with no server

I have managed to build a great web mapping application using tiles created from GeoWebCache and a custom gridset, but I now need to add an overlay to the base maps. The only interactivity I need is a ...
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ArcMap 10.1 Spatial Join: 'Contains' and 'Within' question

I have two polygon datasets: electoral districts and postal code areas. I'm performing a spatial join to see which postal code areas are completely within a district (the area can touch the borders, ...
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Reproject gif.gz raster to WGS84 in QGIS

I am a steep learning curve into QGIS. I have a raster of global fire maps from the modis site: http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/imagery/firemaps/firemap.2013221-2013230.8192x4096.gif.gz I would ...
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“Identity” overlay in QGIS?

I have two polygon layers I'd like to overlay using QGIS or another open source tool. What I want as output is a polygon layer with the extent of one polygon, but with each polygon in that layer ...
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How to maintain polygon boundary location during overlay in ArcGIS

I am working with ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 (Advanced license). I am trying to overlay two polygon layers (buildings and landuse) via an Update overlay such that all building polygons are retained and the ...
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Layers with the same Geographic Coordinate system don't overlap [duplicate]

I am a GIS newbie. I'm having a problem that, from the looks of things on this website, is a fairly common problem. I have 3 layers, all in the same GCS that do not line up. I have read all the the ...
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kmz mismatch in the Google Maps API v3 and Google Earth

I have some kmz files(exported from ArcMap). They overlay perfect with the base maps of Google Earth, but when it applied to Google Maps API, they mismatch the base maps. Can anyone give me some ...
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Counting and sum by two layers

I´ve got to layers, both polygons. Layer 1 consists of propertiers, where ID is individually names. Layer 2 consists of lakes. The query I want is: Total count of squaremeters of lakes for each ...
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Making a KML layer “always on”

Is there a KML tag or specification by which you can force a given layer (specifically, a screen overlay) to be "always on", in that there is no way for the user viewing the file to make that layer ...
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Why are attributes missing in overlay tab QGIS 1.8.0?

I want to add a diagram overlay onto a shapefile layer. When I look at the attribute table, all the correct columns are shown. However, when I open the layer property box, the attribute columns I want ...
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How to display KML image overlays in OpenLayers?

I am working on displaying Ground Overlays on OpenLayers by parsing KML manually. To do so, I was trying to add an image on top of Google Map by looking at GroundOverlay section from ...
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how to overlay a polygon over SpatialPointsDataFrame and preserving the SPDF data?

I have a SpatialPointsDataFrame with some additional data. I would like to extract those points inside a polygon and at the same time, preserve SPDF object and its corresponding data. So far I've ...
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GRASS v.overlay.or Error when trying to split a polygon with a line

I am using the Grass plugin in QGIS for Windows (1.8.0). I am trying to split a polygon with a line feature. I am using the v.overlay.or function within the QGIS Grass plugin. I have the line layer ...
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How to calculate the shared area between a raster and a shape file in ArcGIS 10?

I have a raster file with 5 classifications developed from habitat modelling algorithms. I'd like to know how much of 2 classes of the raster is covered by the network of protected areas (Shape file). ...
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Calc vs. Overlay for speeding up band math in R 'raster' package?

Regarding yesterday's question about how to speed up band math in the R 'raster' package, would it be the same to use overlay to calculate NDVI instead of calc? If that's not the case, what's the ...
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OpenLayers: Showing a WFS overlay on top of Google Maps

I have found similar questions asked previously, but I still fail to get a simple WFS point layer to work using OpenLayers and Google Maps. The original code I used was based on WFS polygon layers I ...
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Overlay Vector Layer on Raster Layer

How can I overlay a Vector Layer on a Raster Layer and assign NoData Values on the Raster where the Vector Layer does not cover the Raster Layer? (preferable with ArcGIS)
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Find which grid cells contain a point

I have a dataframe with x,y coordinates. I've sampled 10 x,y coordinates from my dataframe: y <-c(24.637032,21.569813,21.687,19.677183,24.72438,21.433136,24.637032,22.21065,21.443762,25.273882) x ...
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Display Georeferenced Images on Android

I'm looking for an Android application (best would be Open Source), that can display georeferenced images on top of a map (Google, OSM, ...). By Georeferenced I mean that the images four corners are ...
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What tool do I need to have satellite background images to draw features of a postgis database?

What tool do I need to have satellite background images to draw features of a postgis database? I looked about Geomajas but seems very complex for what I'm trying to do. I have osm data imported in ...
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In leaflet does the addControl automatically handle events via the leaflet API?

I need to add additional overlay layers to be controlled by the controls within the leaflet map boundaries, but the code utilizes a leaflet-custom.js file. I am assuming it handles the event and ...
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Raster Over Layer in Leaflet from GeoServer

I want to add a raster over layer onto the base layer and the raster layer is published by a Geoserver WMS. I set the raster layer's geographic coordinate system as the same as the cloudmate tiles. ...
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overlay county shapefiles for 2 different years

I have county-level shapefile for South Caroline in 1880 and one for 1940. I would like to overlay these two files so that they do the union and indicate the percentage of the land in 1880 that went ...
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How can I enable panning using Openlayers and a vector overlay with controls?

I am creating a map using the following code: map = new OpenLayers.Map({ div: "map" }); Then I load in a geojson polygon layer and add two controls var highlightCtrl = new ...
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Shapefile vs Arrays of coordinates to build Google Maps overlay?

I am very new to GIS, and my task is to overlay about 100 polygons on a map. I'm using Google Maps Javascript API v3. I think I can define all my polygons as sets of lat/long coordinates in my ...
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Can OpenStreetMap be used as a WMS service in MapServer?

I want to produce a png image that uses OpenStreetMap data and has a vector overlaid on the base data. I am able to produce the vector overlay from within Mapserver, but I have difficulty ...
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Overlay analysis of topographic data

I have a topographic map with Buildings, Roads, Hydro and land use as the prominent layers in polygon format. Also i have newly collected Building polygons of the same area in shape file format. Now i ...
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Does a polygon in a layer intersect with another polygon in the same layer [closed]

I am a CS major with little experience in GIS. I am working on vector polygon overlay. Looking at GML and shapefile data, I realized that a map is made up of a large number of polygons. Does a polygon ...
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Load layers only when zoom level is reached

I'm trying to load different layers based on the user zoom level with OpenLayers. I've seen some similar questions in here, but they load the layer and then hide/show it based on the zoom level. I ...