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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Apportion Neighborhood Information to Census Tracts

I have a shapefile of census tracts and another shapefile of "neighborhoods" with values that I need to have joined to the census tracts. I know I need to apportion the area of the neighborhood ...
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Is the geoxml3 javascript API compatible with the mapstraction API?

I am getting ready to revamp a google maps application and I was considering utilizing mapstraction. I am currently using all google maps js, with a kml layer overlay, but obviously by using the ...
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Kml not overlaying onto Google Map

I created a basic dashboard with MVC 4, visual studio 2012, The dashboard displays a Google map. Here is an image of the dashboard: My intention is to be able to take this Kml file: And ...
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Selecting raster data by location: for raster and feature class data

I have rasters covering certain spots in my environment, I'm looking for a way to extract the values which occur at locations which are defined by a selection of feature layers. I've tried with the ...
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How to overlay a jpg onto a google earth image?

I have produced a model from an online engine , and it is in a google earth picture. I want to georeference the below picture and apply the boundaries here on my google earth image. I'm using QGIS2.2. ...
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Frequency analysis and overlay analysis

Am new to gis and I hope to find help here. I am working on a research that requires that I overlay conditions of drainage systems and quality of healthcare in a coastal state to get areas which have ...
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Spatio-temporal Overlay

I have a SpatialPointsDataFrame that lists satellite-detected fires (firesutm), including location and date. I also have a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame with county boundaries (countyutm). I would like ...
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QGis, how to overlay and correctly position and scale a KML and image onto a Google base map

Being totally new to the entire GIS subject I managed to install and get runnning QGis (2.2.0 on Mac) properly, get my Google Maps showing (I set the the CRS to WPSG:3857) and I also got my KML file ...
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Show markers only at certain zoom levels

I'm building a cycle touring map in leaflet.js, with subjective information overlaid as markers, along the lines of "this is a great road", "this town is quite nice" etc. To avoid information ...
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Combining several rasters before r.surf.contour?

I have been trying to generate an elevation model from contour lines using first v.to.rast.attr and then r.surf.contour. Generally, it works pretty well, execpt for one issue. My data contains a lot ...
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Overlap or intersect two choropleth [closed]

I have two choropleth of the same area but with different concentration data and I need to overlap them. My aim is to highlight the areas of intersection between the points with the highest ...
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Weighted Overlay with “nodata” cells

I´m currently conducting a suitability analysis with the weighted overlay function. One relevant criteria is the proximity to highways. If the wind turbine is located up to 300 m away from the ...
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Problem with polygon overlay in raster stats using gdal

I am using the raster_stats module in python to calculate the mean carbon value for different sets of polygons. Here is the code that I am using: africa_sat = ...
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I can not override my WMS layer in Google Maps as a base

I can not override my WMS layer in Google Maps as a base: I have a WMS layer in geoserver am using openlayers to show them. Calling only works WMS layer:   see my code, I am using using the bounds ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...