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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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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How do I edit multiple features at one time?

In my case, there are about 30 overlaid features. How do I select all and edit them at one time? I want to reshape the features, mainly using the node tool to reshape a straight line into a (fake) ...
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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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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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Selection on Overlapping Polygons

I have converted a CAD file to GIS format using GIS (from .dgn to .shp)... In one layer I have polygons in which a smaller one is on top of the larger polygon. I can see both polygons however when I ...
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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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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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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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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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Image display/scaling in OpenLayers vs Google Maps

When I plot an image on OpenLayers, it looks like that image is stretched a little bit as compared to Google Maps. I was wondering if it is normal or there is something wrong with my code. ...
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polygon map overlay algorithm

There are many algorithms for binary map overlay operation in vector data format which take two layers of map and produce resultant layer i.e overlaid layer as output. I am wondering whether there are ...
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Display LiDAR data in E00 (interchange file) on maps

I have Lidar data in E00 files (interchange files). Can I overlay them on some maps like say Bing maps or Geoserver with OpenLayers? If yes, what is the right way of doing it?
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Overlay a shape into a gridded shape and determine the percentage of each cell that are overlapped

I would like to know how I can overlay a shapefile (A) into another gridded shapefile (B) and extract the information about which shapefile (A) polygons falls in each cells (B). And, more ...
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How to add updated tiles to ArcGIS mosaic

I have several hundred aerial imagery raster tiles (in ecw format) that I have loaded into a mosaic dataset. I would now like to 'replace' or 'overlay' an older aerial imagery layer with this dataset. ...
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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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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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Select vectors overlapping a raster

I have a raster layer with travel times from a specified point in my city's downtown. What I'd like to do is select all of the census blocks that lie at least partially within 45 minutes of downtown ...
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How to convert Geodatabase to open standards to process it further?

I have a ESRI file in geodatabase format (v9.3). I intend to use this in a non-commercial application. I think I will have to convert it into a open standard since I am confused if ArcGIS online would ...
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Question regarding area overlap

I'm using land use data, and report the proportion of each sub-catchment that is used for “Grazing Modified Pastures” and “Irrigated Modified Pastures”. I'm essentially focused on these two layers, ...
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Import data, analyze spatially, and export list of points using Google Earth

I am trying to: import data into Google Earth from an outside data source. Then overlay a map and isolate which datapoints fall into that area. I would like to then export a list of the data points ...
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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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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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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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How to show overlay in layout legend [closed]

I am displaying three different layers on a map, essentially three separate habitat types. Each have their own colour. In cases, 2 or 3 of the layers overlap in part (essentially showing where ...
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OpenLayers3: How to show a KML layer with the export to png Button

so... I have this script: <script> //Script1: Script de criação do mapa. var map = new ol.Map({ layers: [ new ol.layer.Tile({ ...
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How I can create a raster and have the same overlay as another raster in QGIS 2.4?

I have made a graphical model in QGIS 2.4. I have to create a raster equation to rasterize a polygon shapefile. I want to rasterize my shapefile and I want to ensure that this new raster will ...
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strange banding in output raster after weighted overlay

I am trying to conduct a weighted overlay. I have two rasters, one is a continuous slope raster that I reclassified to have 6 classes (8bit signed integer), and one is an elevation raster that I also ...
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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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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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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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Creating a sidewalk map for a walkability survey

If I wanted to do my own walkability survey of my city, what tools could I use? I have map data from OpenStreetMap, but I have to consider that streets have two sides (which aren't always accessible ...
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Identity tool does not work as expected

I have two shapefiles. Shapefile A has five attributes and shapefile B has 20 attributes. I use the Identity tool to determine, what of shapefile A lies in shapefile B. This is how both attribute ...
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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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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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Determine the range of values in one raster associated with certain values in another raster

I have two rasters, one with thematic data, and the other with continuous data (floats). I am trying to calculate/determine the the range of float values associated with the different classes in my ...
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How to overlay subset of one data set onto another

I have two data sets: one for Thurston County, Washington and one for all of Washington state. I created a map of hydrology features in Thurston County, and now I want to take the data from the ...
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Creating a new raster layer based on mean of other raster layers, ignoring NA values in R

I am trying to create a new raster layer that is made up of the mean values from 7 other raster layers. I get results using overlay function mean: mean <- overlay(2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, ...
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Calculating area of residential area wihin multiple ring buffer in ArcMap?

I need to calculate the size of residential area within 0-250m, 250-500m and 500-750m of a bus stop. I have made a multiple ring buffer around the bus stops. And I have a shapefile of the residential ...
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Calculating coverage of vector polygon over other polygons?

I have a shapefile file that contains a LiDAR footprint and I'm trying to figure out how much a county is covered by the LiDAR footprint. Two separate shapefiles. The attribute table for the county ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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kml/kmz files not loading by google maps anymore

Until a few months ago this worked: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://www.jcea.es/pics/italia2015/italia2015.kmz It is NOT working anymore. I know that I can login in Google maps, create a ...
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Performing unweighted overlay on multiple raster layers

Is there a simple process in ArcMap v10.2 that will allow me to overlay three raster images, whereby any obscured pixels will be deleted in the output file? I do not want to retain the values of any ...
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Intersect Multiple Layers

I have thirteen polygon layers showing species at risk ranges - I have a standard arc GIS desktop license, allowing only two inputs to the intersect/union tool at one time. I need to create a "hot ...
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Erasing overlay geometry with in the feature class..!

What is the best practice for erasing overlay geometry? My scenario is: I have a polygon layer with 1000 features. i need to create a tool from model builder that select polygons with user defined ...
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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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“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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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 ...