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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 ...
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How to make background of EMF symbol transparent in ArcGIS? [duplicate]

I have been sent a collection of PNG and SVG images with which I should symbolize my points in ArcGIS 10.0. Unfortunately ArcGIS 10.0 doesn´t support PNG when symbolizing points, so I have converted ...
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How to set the transparency for multiple layers or add a global transparancy preference?

How can I set the transparency to 27 % for all 245 layers in QGIS? The only way I know of is by right clicking on the layer name, selecting Properties, then Transparency and then moving the ...
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QGIS 2.01 - raster transparency not working properly

I have loaded a color raster image (aerial orthoimagery) into a QGIS project. The layer is visible but very transparent (in the enclosed image the vector polygons are below the imagery), but when 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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How to control opacity for kmz files in google maps api

I need to load several kmz files at one time via Google Maps API, and want to control the opacity for some of the kmz files. Is there a way to do it? I checked ...
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How to change layer transparency without changing border lines?

I have a raster image of elevations. I have added a vector shapefile that contains local political divisions. I want to keep the elevation colors, but I want to keep the black lines representing the ...
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How do I draw transparent polygons with ArcObjects?

How do I draw transparent polygons in ArcObjects? I mean is it possible to set alpha channel?
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Transparency in Labels/annotations

I am trying to get my labels transparent. I have converted them into annotation and unable to make the annotations transparent. I have kept annotation in the map. My annotation layer does not appear ...
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How to set opacity for GRASS layers using command line?

In the process of learning GRASS, I am finding that I can learn many of the command-line methods that I need for scripting tasks from using the wxGUI, as it conveniently shows most of the underlying ...
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How to set partial transparency for GRASS layer?

I am trying to style layers in a GRASS monitor such that they are partially transparent. I'm guessing that there's a module for that (d.shadedmap seems close), but I haven't found it. I need a ...
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Change Values of Georeferenced Raster

I am using QGIS to georeference B&W images. I have now done this and would like to set the black surround of the image (as a result of the georeferencing) to transparent but this does not work as ...
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How to render a transparent raster layer on top of one or more vector layers with PyQgis?

I been trying to render a map with a 3 vector layers and one raster layer. The idea is that the raster layer should be on top of the other 3 vector layers. The problem is that even when I add the ...
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In ArcMap how do I print to an image (jpg or pdf) with a transparent background?

I am trying to print a contour shapefile to an image (jpg) with a transparent background instead of white. What I want to do is add this into powerpoint as a layer over the top of a basemap so I can ...
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Exporting Graphic with transparency in layout to PDF using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I am trying to export a pretty simple map to PDF and finding the results are not what I expect. I have inserted two graphics on top in Layout. One is just a ...
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QGIS: “No data” raster value for missing rows conflicts with data?

I’m having a problem with specifying “no data” in a raster dataset in QGIS 1.8.0-Lisboa. QGIS does fine in interpreting pixels I don’t have rows for as “no data” if I set Layer Properties -> ...
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How do I adjust transparency on heatmap so that I can see background raster map? QGIS 1.8.0

I have created a raster heatmap for the first time, but I cant seem to adjust the transparency settings to let me see another background OS raster map beneath it. I have attempted to swap the ...
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Maps with Clipping on ArcGIS Server

We are publishing raster layers (computed via kriging) to ArcGIS server 10.1. A significant feature of our local geography is a large body of water, in our case, Lake Michigan. Although I can clip ...
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Scanned Transparent Map Overlay

We have a flat file of 50 Geology maps that have a transparent overlay with faults and drill holes. I have them scanned and georeferenced as TIF images and they will be used in ArcGIS 10.0, 10.1 and ...
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How do I add a field that determines the feature's transparency in ArcMap?

I have a feature layer that has points. I want these points to be transparent depending on a field that I've created. Here are references to being able to actually do this (I do understand that these ...
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ArcMap10: Changing transparency of a polygon affects symbol in table of contents but not in the map

I am working with polygon shapefiles both that I have created and that colleagues have sent me. When I try to change the transparency of the polygon through Layer Properties > Display >"Transparent: ...
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Displaying transparent overlapping polygons in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to draw home range maps in ArcGIS 10.1 and am having difficulty displaying them as I would like. The home ranges are in the form of polygons and many of them overlap. I'm trying to get a ...
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How to make transparent the background of a topographic map in QGis 1.8.0?

I'm starting to use QGis 1.8.0. I have a raster topographic map, i.e. white background and black contour lines, houses, roads and so on. I want to make transparent the white background, so if I ...