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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Clip depth contour with spatial polygon

I need to somehow combine my Spatialpolygons with my depth contour, but not sure how do to so. Maybe create a SpatialPolygonsDataframe? This is what I've done so far: > class(subarea0) #This is ...
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How to rasterize SpatialPolygons in R?

I'm trying to extract the bathymetry values of my area of interest from a world bathymetry raster layer using the 'rasterize' function in the {sp} package. *Edits: I found the 'extract' function ...
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Overlay polygons on raster colour map to extract area values for each colour within each polygon

Does anyone know an answer to the following: I have a set of polygons created as the MCP of animal movements. I also have a habitat colour map raster, with 13 different habitat types as different ...
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QGIS layers no longer overlay when Enable 'on the fly' CRS transformation is on

My QGIS project has two layers - one retrieved from GADM (administrative boundaries of Guinea Bissau) and another one of the villages collected in the field using GPS Decimal Degrees - D.ddddd. If I ...
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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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Creating a Google Maps GroundOverlay with UTM NAD83 data

Edit4: The solution I posted from Jenner at VBforums was, obviously, in VB, and I used an online converter to port it to C#. Something was lost in translations, and that's why it was 10 miles off. ...
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Finding Raster Overlap within a Directory

Here is the scenario: I have a directory with 100+ map projected, single band, rasters that weighs in a 40GB+. I have used ArcMap's built-in mosaicing tools to create a raster mosaic. I am using a ...
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I am looking for a library or API to do vector overlay for two map layer (shapefiles or GML files)

I need to perform vector overlay operation on any two map layers as ArcGIS and Grass GIS performs. I am wondering is there any API or library ( in C, C++ or Java) so that I can use that third party ...
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Can image layer be rotated in OpenLayers?

While working on Ground Overlays, I noticed that it has a tag called <rotation> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2"> ...
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Calculating the time taken to complete the overlay display in map?

Currently, I am able to calculate the server response time by logging the difference of current date to initialize the map with the time when layers is added. But this gives me server response time. ...
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Method to shade or overlay a raster map to reflect time of day and ambient light

I have a daytime raster of my study area. I have 20+ counters in the study area that count "stuff" with a timestamp. Using PyEphem I determined the type of ambient light for each collected data ...
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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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Does OpenLayers supports KML Ground Overlays?

I am not able to display Ground Overlays in a KML file with OpenLayers. Does OpenLayers supports KML Ground Overlays? If not, how would I proceed in writing my own code or plugin for OpenLayers so ...
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How to reproject base layers in OpenLayers?

The issue is: I have vector/topo/image tiled maps for some places in north america which were published as ArcGIS Server REST service. These maps (A) are based in EPSG26912 projection. Now I wanna ...
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Is the Intersection Operation Commutative?

In map overlay, is intersection of map layers a commutative operation ie layer_A intersection layer_B = layer_B intersection layer_A? If layer A is a square and layer B is a triangle. In this case, (A ...
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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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Openlayers wfs vector layer

I'm trying to add a vector layer with a wfs layer and it's not working.Can anyone point a solution? Openlayers code: var wfs = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector( "Stavros Features", ...
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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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How to display Lidar Data in ee0 (Interchange File) on Maps

Hi I have Lidar data in ee0 files (interchange files). Can i ovaerlay them on some maps like say Bing Maps or Geoserver with Open Layers? If yes whats the right way of doing it? Thanks
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BBOX and Projections of WMS services in Geoserver

we have tried to overlay a raster layer on Google map and have some difficulties to align the raster images onto the base map. When it is on the overview (Zoom level 1), it looks like this: On a ...
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Is Tile same as Layer?

Is there difference between a tile server or a layer server? Can I load tile in ArcGIS control in WPF from some other source? Can I host my own layer server? Or is there any such thing as layer ...
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Text ShapeFile not displaying ArcGIS/ArcMap

I currently am trying to load different shp files in ArcObjects progromatically. Currently I can load lines,polylines, polygons and ellipses (even though that's just a fancy polygon as far as ...
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Draw route direction overlay on Google Maps or OpenLayers

I'd like to display the route direction generated from GraphServer on either Google Map or OpenLayers. The result I want is basically identical to how Google Map shows route directions, by ...
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OpenLayers doesn't show an overlay with a different SRS than the base layer

I need to add an overlay layer that uses EPSG:4326 to a map with a base layer that uses EPSG:32628. Every time I add the overlay OpenLayers automatically switches the SRS param of the overlay to ...
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Problem with Swiss coordinate system overlay in WMS

I have administrative boundaries data for communities in Switzerland from SwissTopo. Original data came in shape files with 'Bessel 1841 Hotine Oblique Mercator Azimuth Natural Origin' projection. ...
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How do I create an animation in google earth using png overlays with kml timestamps?

I have the following kml files, each with a different timestamp and png: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" ...