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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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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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OpenLayers: Strange Tiling Issue (Checkered, white and grey) when panning around map

So this strange tiling issue is only occuring when moving around the map. Some things to note: 1) You can see the markers, airplane icon, and flight paths. These are all overlays, where the actual ...
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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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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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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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Transforming a Google Maps overlay to fit an Ordnance Survey projection

I am currently in the process of creating a map with some administrative boundaries on it. The base map I am using is an ordnance survey map 1:10000. I downloaded an administrative border as a .kml ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Stamp out and transfer values from one overlayed vector layer to another

I have a vector layer with administrative boundaries and another vector layer with postal code boundaries, which are more precise/smaller entities/objects. I now want to transmit the values of one ...
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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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Generate tiles for google maps overlays

I am trying to show some information on Google Maps which would be in the form of translucent circle overlays. The problem is that some circles overlap, which results in increased opacity and blending ...
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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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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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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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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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UK region overlay on map

I'm hoping to overlay UK regions (East Midlands, Wales, London etc) on a Google Map. Ideally the regions could be coloured, opaque and have some form of label. There is no hover / interaction ...
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overlay a county shapefiles for 2 different years [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: overlay county shapefiles for 2 different years 2 down vote favorite I have county-level shapefile for South Caroline in 1880 and one for 1940. I would like to overlay ...
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calculate coastline at risk

I have an idea of what I want to do but I don't know yet what tools will bring me there. I have administrative boundaries in one layer and coastline in another layer. The coastline is categorized in ...
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Technique using GDAL to overlay / fit one PNG map to directly overlay on another?

I have one .PNG basemap with known North edge of Latitude = 52.48, a South edge of Latitude = 21.94, an east edge of Longitude = -61.87 and a west edge of Longitude = -129.37. And I have another PNG ...
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Can I have Points, Lines and Polygon features in one QGIS layer?

I have a situation where planning is done on a "base map" consisting of rivers, contours, roads etc. There is a need to create a "overlay(s)" over the "base map" consisting of drawings, that could be ...
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Summarize polygon area using another polygon

I have a shapefile representing public/private lands in Montana. This is a multipart shapefile where I've simplified attributes so that #1==private and #0==public. Next I have a shapefile of ...
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How do I overlay a KML on leaflet 0.4.4

I am using Leaflet 0.4.4, I have a KML I would like to overlay on the map, how do I go about doing this? Edit: I am already aware of https://github.com/CloudMade/Leaflet/issues/14, which directs ...
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Zipcode overlay on OSM

I have to display an overlay with different colors depending on the zipcode in Europe. Can I get this information from OSM shapefile ? If yes, how exaclty ? Is there a tutorial somewhere ? Thanks
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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 ...
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OpenLayers WMS disappears when including OpenStreetMap

Setup: ArcSDE 9.3.2 Oracle 11g GeoServer 2.1.4 OpenLayers (latest build) OpenStreetMap InternetExplorer 7.0/ Google Chrome EDIT: I have updated information just below the screen shots ...
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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 move diagrams?

Is there a way to locate diagrams and move them wherever you want in QGIS 1.7.4/ 1.8.0? I created a pie chart under the tab "diagram". I can mark those diagrams with a green box and move them via the ...
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Can't display overlay

I am trying to add a WMS radar overlay to my map but it won't seem to gather it. noaaRdr = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS("Latest Radar", "http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/wms/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/obs?", { ...
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Area overlay of census on Zip Code

I have census block data polygons. I want to overlay them over Zip Codes (larger polygons) in order to estimate the population in the Zip Codes. Or overlay buffers around toxic waste sites over census ...
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count features in polygon shapefile A that fall within each feature of polygon shapefile B

I have two polygon shapefiles, each of which contain multiple (possibly overlapping) polygons. Is there some way, using GRASS, to calculate the number of polygons belonging to shapefile A that fall ...
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Why does my WMS layer overlap the Google Maps v3 logo?

I'm using Google Maps v3 as a base layer and on top of that I create an overlay pointing to my WMS (streets and avenues). A few months ago all works fine, my WMS layer was not overlapping the Google ...
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Merge two maps with OR operation in GRASS

I have two vector maps. The two maps cover the same area but are split up into polygons differently (i.e. if you were to imagine one map placed above the other, the lines defining the polygons would ...