The ability to make a GIS layer transparent. That is, the ability to adjust the opacity or transparency of a layer to allow information below the layer to be visible.

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Using the alpha channel of a GeoTIFF in Geoserver

I want to publish a map as a WMS using GeoServer. The map consists of several layers each of which is a GeoTIFF containing RGB channels and an alpha channel. The images were edited in Photoshop and ...
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OpenLayers add white background to image/png geoserver layer

i created a new wms layer in openlayers. i get the layer from geoserver as image/png and transparent=true. openlayers rotate the raster 30 deg (due to its coordinates - it's fine!) but add white ...
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gdal2tiles transparency error

I'm trying to get transparent pngs by running gdal2tiles.py -p mercator -r average -s EPSG:4326 -z 0-7 -a 0,0,0 -w google iev3.tiff tiles-new I get Warning 1: ...
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How to set opacity with gdal_rasterize

I am using gdal_rasterize to create a raster of a huge file containing polygons. I managed to generate the raster file with the right color and with the minimum size to tile it after with the ...
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Making overlapping raster catalog entries

So I'm working in ArcGIS Desktop 10.1. I have a raster catalog in a gdb that has a few hundred entries with many of them overlapping such that entries that are stacked below another cannot be seen ...
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how to create translucent objects in KML?

I've been able to create a KML file that shows a circle on my (Google Earth) map. Now I would like to have a translucent fill on the circle. I'm new to KML, so I'm learning by trial-and-error with ...
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Getting transparent graphics in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a point layer symbolized with a logo I created. I have the layer set to 50% transparency. I would like to manually rearrange these logos by converting these symbols to graphics. Once I ...
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How to remove all transparency from all layers?

I am using ArcMap 10.1 and I would like to remove all transparency from all the layers in the map at once.
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ArcGIS layer transparency Issues

I'm using ArcGIS 10, working on the district boundaries of a country. I need to show certain cycles of a distribution and some of the districts are (partly/completely) covered in each cycle. Is there ...
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How to make the white background of an RGB raster transparent?

I would like to show on my map only the reddish pixels of my raster layer. Said in another way: I would like to transform my white background into transparent background so I can see my other ...
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merge tif file with No data

I have to 2 tiff files, both of file have No data values as in Image 1, when I use gdal_merge to mosaic both images to one image, the No data area turns to black, which I don't want, How to maintain ...
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Set transparency for raster in QGIS 2.12?

How do I make raster layers (Tiff) transparent? To simply right click and choose properties does not work, I do not get the option of making it transparent when doing that. In the raster menu, there ...
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Displaying black background pixels in RGB raster as transparent (QGIS)

I have the following RGB raster and would like to remove the black background (where R=0, G=0, B=0). I'm using QGIS. The problem is that the raster itself also contains black pixels. Using the option ...
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QGIS: how to set transparency for OSM tiles layer?

I'm using QGIS 2.8.3-Wien in an Ubuntu14. My problem is the following: I'm using the OpenStreetMap tiles to draw maps of some specific regions. The problem is that, for some urban/rural regions, ...
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Pictures with no background or transparent in ArcGIS layout

I would like to add a .jpg, .png or .tiff with a no background. In other words, I want the logo to appear as it was created, without a border or background, to my Layout view. Also is it possible ...
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Setting different transparency for different areas of basemap

I want to print the map of a town and I would like to see the basemap more transparent outside the town area (border polygon) or vice versa. How can I do this? I'm using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop ...
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IRasterLayer background transparency in C++ with ArcObjects 10.x .NET

I have a georeferenced IRasterLayer which is displaying data from a PPM file with no alpha channel. I am trying to specify a color which should be treated as transparent. In ArcMap it is possible to ...
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Transparent layers won't display correctly, but print OK in ArcMap?

Transparent layers are not displaying correctly in ArcMap 10.2 or in exported maps, but they do print OK. They look like this: The weird thing is - the transparent layers displayed fine a few ...
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GeoExt registerRadio problem

Can someone please help me with this error I have in GeoExt: I've used this code http://geoext.org/tutorials/layertree-tutorial.html / "Layer Nodes with Additional Radio Buttons" But the page is ...
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Prevent Overlapping Features in QGIS from Being Faded

I have multiple layers in QGIS that I've set as transparent so I can see their respective features. However, I would like one layer (showing proportionally sized points) to NOT fade when it overlaps ...
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Setting Transparency in .IMG format

Is there a way for QGIS make just the black value (255,255,255) on an .IMG format file transparency. Right now their transparent option makes the whole image transparent.
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CartoCSS: raster custom transparency color value?

In QGIS (and probably other GIS tools) you can style a raster layer such that certain pixel color value(s) will be rendered as transparent. In QGIS 2.6, this can be set in Layer Properties -> ...
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Changing the transparency of a raster layer with ArcObjects

I'm trying to do some simple things with the .net framework and ArcObjects, but have little experience with this type of development. I would like to iterate through the layers in a map document and ...
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set the transparency layer group with Python

How can I set the transparency for all layers within a group of layers? I assume this will require the use of a FOR loop in the Python Console. Based on How to set the transparency for multiple ...
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How to maintain transparency of a layer during edit sessions?

I'm editing the polygons of one shapefile to more closely match the polygons of another shapefile, essentially tracing the one over the other. I've set the transparency of the layer under edit to 75%, ...
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Using WMS layer transparency with Geoserver, Openlayers and Drupal?

I am using OpenLayers in Drupal to display Geoserver WMS data. I can get the layer to overly properly, however the raster layer (png) has a white background I cannot remove. I have created a style in ...
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What is the cheapest way to make all objects from GraphicsContainer transparent?

I am changing arcobjects 10.1 project with a lot of legacy code. I need to make all objects transparent on the map. This objects (points, different sectors, polygons, etc) are persisted in ...
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Fading or Removing Boundaries in ArcMap?

I have a dot density map of a county. I need to either fade or remove the tract lines. I can adjust the frame transparency but that's not what I'm after. I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop.
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How to save the Map Canvas as PNG with transparent background programmatically?

I wrote a script to create a big number of heatmaps for a given scenario. I would like to save the result of every heatmap as a png image. I have figuered it out doing it with simple Map Rendering but ...
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Making empty parts of aerial imagery transparent

I have a raster file (ECW format) that covers a very large area, however the contents comprise a thin strip of aerial imagery (100m strip centered over the rail line). The bounding box for the image ...
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How to make dark gray background on TIF image transparent or white in QGIS [duplicate]

see also: Imported TIF has dark gray background instead of white That question addresses why the TIF imported into QGIS has a dark gray background when the color set is set to 4096 when exported from ...
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Transparency on black/white raster after clipping in QGIS?

I'm new to this forum and QGIS. I'ld really appreciate it if you could help me with my problem, since I couldn't find any solution online but people experiencing the same issue. It seems as if this ...
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creating a new layer based on colour characteristics

I have 14 polygon layers. I have plotted them as transparent layers, so I can get a final layer with 6 different colours, which represent different categories. I want to create a new layer made by the ...
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Exporting GIS Images with Transparency

I'm trying to export some images of Gulf of Mexico infrastructure that will later be used for non-GIS purposes as overlays onto sea current/weather maps (likely in photoshop). I have no clue how to ...
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How to make transparent the background of a WMS layer in Leaflet

I have inserted the following layer from a geoserver in the following Leaflet map : var nexrad = new L.TileLayer.WMS("URL", { layers: 'Wrecks:WrecksGreaterNorthSea', format: 'image/png', ...
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Both-sided transparency in ArcScene for extruded features

I'd like to extrude my polylines and make them transparent, but from both sides. As you can see below, the transparency works only on one side. I think it's something with the side-orientation. I can ...
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transparency in pie charts

I was able to make my pie charts in one mxd transparent, which I prefer, but I cannot replicate it. When I try to look it up it seems pie charts cant be made transparent. they are two different layers ...
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How to create transparent text?

I am trying to insert a watermark into a map using ArcGIS. As you can see from the screenshot, I have the text in place, although I need to make the text transparent (e.g. 50% transparency). I used ...
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A nice display of hillshade and my geologic map

i want to create a nice hillshade map covered by a grid or RGB map, with similar colour results in ArcMap like this: Is there a way to achieve this in ArcGis without transparency settings which ...
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How to change the Transparency of an ILayer?

I've created a function which sets the IColor to a specific ILayer, the value of transparency is between 0 and 255. When I set the value to 0, it gives me a transparent layer which is OK, but when I ...
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How to avoid random transparent pixels in georeferenced grayscale raster images?

I'm in the process of georeferencing some old black and white aerial pictures from 1990 in QGIS 2.4. So far, this is business as usual, no problems. Of course I get the usual black triangles, because ...
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Overlapping transparent polygons won't darken

A client of ours wanted a map showing the 5-mile and 10-mile radius around business locations today and specifically requested that the overlapping transparent buffer radii grow darker with each other ...
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qgis raster style 'no data value' checkbox is ignored - what's a good workaround?

See bug report filed here: http://hub.qgis.org/issues/10236 Note the initial bug report got 'fixed' but that fix introduced this new error, so the issue was reopened a few days ago. Anyway, it ...
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Gdal_translate and transparent rasters in PDF

I am trying to make an application that creates geospatial pdf's from my website, but I am encountering problems with Gdal_translate and transparency of rasters. The setup that I am working up ...
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When symbolising by category can I make the transparency different for each category? [duplicate]

Normally when I'm making something semi-transparent I edit the transparency in layer properties, but now im trying to make something in the layer (a symbol level) semi transparent. I want to edit the ...
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How to prevent transparent borders (collars) of a tif wipe out overlapping regions of adjecent tif while using gdalbuildvrt

I have a set of Geotifs that have got transparent borders (collars) of irregular shapes & dimensions around them. First I created a VRT over this set of Geotifs through gdalbuildvrt. Then I ...
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How to create a transparent box in the map layout?

Is there a way to create a transparent box in the ArcGIS layout view similar to the one in the screenshot? I have tried without success adding a transparent box by inserting a neatline, adding a new ...
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MapServer - Show Polygon Layer with non-transparent border and transparent background

In MapServer, I want to show a polygon WMS layer (watersheds). I want to show the boundaries (outlines) of the polygons as a non-transparent thick line. And I want to show the inside (fill) of the ...
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Set Default Transparent Pixels in QGIS?

Is there a way to set QGIS to automatically load in images with no data values of (0,0,0) as transparent instead of black? I've looked through the forums, tried saving a .qml file out, looked through ...
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Is there free GIS reader that supports transparency of JPEG layers? [closed]

I need to make from my ArcMap layers (which are georeferenced JPEG files) a file that can work on a free and easy to use program. The program needs to be able to open multiple layers so we can put ...