Questions tagged [layer-file]

A Layer (*.lyr) or Layer Definition (*.qlr) File in ArcGIS or QGIS respectively, that stores a path to a source dataset and other layer properties, including symbology.

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How to convert .lyrx file to QGIS XML file? [duplicate]

I have the slyr plugin but it only converts .lyr file to .qml.
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How to repair data source after moving layer files across folders? Missing data

I moved some layer files from one folder to another (drag and drop on Catalog pane), but now the data source is all messed up. The layer files appear on new folder on the Catalog pane, but when I load ...
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Points dataset legend to polygon dataset

I'm working with ArcMap 10.5.1 I have a point dataset in a gdb, with a particular legend. The color in the legend represent the area of effect that intersects that point. I also have a polygon dataset,...
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Adding raster file from file geodatabase to .lyrx file using ArcPy

I have a file from a file geodatabase, which contains all raster files, that I want to save to an already existing layer file. I am using ArcGIS Pro. I am trying this like so: import arcpy import os ...
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Is there a way in QGIS to display vector files on a shared drive without others being able to edit the file?

So just like lyr-files in ArcGIS. I have read that qlr-files are QGIS answer to lyr. But as far as I can see when I try, the receiver can edit in the main source of the data through the qlr-file. So ...
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Using.AVL files in ArcGIS Pro

I have a set of files made for use with ArcGIS Desktop that I would like to use with ArcGIS Pro. One of these is an .AVL symbology file, which on first light is not recognized by ArcGIS Pro. Is there ...
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No download Option

I am using Modis-13A2 in USGS earth Explorer but I am unable to download its GeoTIFF file because download option is not available kindly guide me. ]1
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Can .lyr files be used without shapefiles?

I've been sent some .lyr files, with no associated shapefiles. I'm using QGIS, so it seems I need to try some conversions to get these to work anyway - but I just wanted to check before I embark on ...
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Trying execute lyr to kml conversion on a loop ArcPy - Only the first one works ok

I have a few folders, and inside each folder i have a few shapefiles. My task is duplicate these folder hierarchy, converting the shapefiles to kml. But only the first kml generated works ok. All the ...
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Converting a layer file (*.lyr) to a QGIS compatible file without using ArcGIS

I have some .lyr files and I need to be able to open them in QGIS. I don't have access to ArcGIS so I need to convert those files to another format compatible with QGIS (.qlr, .xml, .sld, .style,...) ...
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Can ArcGIS Desktop read any open source layer definitions?

I am looking for a non-proprietary way to store layer symbology for both vector and raster layers and then load those layers in ArcGIS Desktop 10.x. I have used layer files for this purpose for many ...
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Save layer file with different Definition Query with ArcPy

I would like to save a new layer file with different definition query, but receive TypeError: 'unicode' object is not callable. import arcpy lyrFile = arcpy.mapping.Layer("\path to layer file\ ...
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Converting lyrx file or style manager stylx file from ArcGIS Pro to ArcMap

Is there a way to either convert a lyrx file or the style manager stylx file from ArcGIS Pro 2.0 into anything that can be used in ArcMap 10.5? I have symbology for about 100 items in ArcGIS Pro ...
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Extracting/processing raster information from .lyr or .kmz file

I have a raster which is stored as a .lyr file, which I got from the following source: http://forestrymaps.alaska.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Rasters/AK30mSlope/MapServer When I open it in ArcMap I ...
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Split vector by field name and rename output files according to field value

I have a shapefile with several features and want to split the layer into separate shapefiles. I looked into similar questions recommending Split Vector Layer. However, I could not find a way to ...
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Replacing data source for group layers from FGDB to ArcSDE with different file names

Being a recent graduate and just started working I'm fairly new with Python, but I'm trying my best to learn and I find it really fun and useful! However, I'm stuck with a problem I can't seem to ...
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Dataset does not exist or is unsupported SaveLayerToFile

I am trying to save a layer from an MXD to a lyrx file in a geodatabase using ArcGIS Pro. aprx.importDocument(current_document_name) mlist = aprx.listMaps() infra_layers = mlist[0].listLayers() arcpy....
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Keeping constant shapefile symbols

I am using ArcGIS 10.1, I am just wondering if there is a way to maintain constant the selected symbols for some shapefile. The scope is to use the same shapefile with the same chosen symbols also in ...
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Transferring layer files from ArcGIS Pro to QGIS [duplicate]

I have access to ArcGIS Pro at my workplace and will be transferring a project over to someone who will be using QGIS. I have saved my layers as a layer file but the problem is that the other person ...
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Opening/loading layer file in ArcPy?

I ran a script for location allocation on ArcPy, which worked. After running it, I used the Save to Layer File to save the result. Now that I have the result saved (and can even open on ArcMap), I ...
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Add Layer Failed

I am having an issue after my IT department changed my user login profile info. Everything works fine except for a bunch of layer files we use that reference imagery services. Everytime I try to bring ...
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Opening ArcGIS Pro layer in ArcMap?

I received a layer package (lpkx) from a client. Finding out I couldn't open it in ArcMap led me to discover that this is a newer version of the software (ArcGIS Pro). I managed to install that and ...
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Using ArcMap Group Layer? [closed]

I am working with multiple grouped layer files that when in the layer file they do not have any of the normal properties. For example, when I click on the properties for an individual layer within the ...
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Layer files not drawing properly in ArcMap? [closed]

I have a co-worker who had his windows user credentials changed after coming on full time. After this change we noticed an issue with a series of layerfiles not drawing properly when brought into ...
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Importing/downloading symbology from ArcGIS Online using ArcPy?

I am currently attempting to create a script to download shapefiles from ArcGIS Online to my local drive before adding it to an aprx project and thereafter uploading it to a ArcGIS portal/enterprise. ...
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How to import QGIS layer definition files without losing value relation settings?

QGIS allows groups of layers to be saved as a 'layer definition file'. Where one layer in that group references another - using a 'value relation' widget on its attribute form - these setting are ...
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Saving layer files and ignoring special characters using ArcPy

I'm trying to save all layers in my ArcMap mxd as .lyr files using the script below. However, I'm getting an error because some group layer names contain special characters (e.g. © : * ) and cannot ...
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Apply .lyr Symbology To Layer Names That Meet if Condition

I am trying to create a script that applies a layer style from .lyr file to layers in my table of contents that meet a certain criteria. The criteria being the layer name must contain string of "x". ...
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Feature templates do not change when using LYR file and PostgreSQL?

We just started migrating from SQL Server to a PostgreSQL Server for production. Traditionally, we load a LYR file containing all of our symbology, then point it to our new GDB on the SQL Server. If ...
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Batch converting .lyr to .qml?

I am looking for ways to make .lyr files usable in QGIS. It appears that they can be converted into an .sld file in ArcMap but according to one of the posts, they only store symbology and do not point ...
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How do Joins & Relates in layer file and Layer Properties work?

I'm using ArcMap 10.5. I set up symbology for a feature class based on joined attributes from a table in the same file geodatabase. I want to be able to apply the same set-up in different geodatabases ...
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Retrieving Layer Files From Map Packages

I am using ArcMap 10.5. I have around 57 map packages that I need to salvage layer data from. The layer files were incorrectly saved with absolute paths instead of relative paths so they won't ...
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Providing multiple shapefiles belonging together in single file with predefined symbology in ArcGIS Desktop?

There are multiple shapefiles which belong together and should be provided in a single file with predefined symbology (see figure). Is there an option to do so? Currently, the shapefiles are bundled ...
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Using script to list .lyr files with broken links?

I would like to identify within a particular folder the .lyr files that have broken links. Some of these files are within multiple folders but all fall within one folder. My programming knowledge is ...
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arcpy.mp.LayerFile() OSError

I'm new to GIS programming, and am going through the Esri "Getting Started with arcpy.mp" tutorial. When I try the following: lyrFile = arcpy.mp.LayerFile(r"path to a layer file") I get the ...
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Using .lyr files in QGIS

I'm trying to use a publicly available data set (the Australian National Vegetation Information System) in QGIS, but it has been set up for use in ArcGIS (.lyr file). I tried to convert the file ...
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Using ArcPy to produce lyr files pointing at geopackage?

I have hundreds of lyr files with a complex tree structure containing both layer groups and nested layers. What I would like to achieve is to grab each lyr files, iterate through every single layer (...
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Using Esri .lyr data in QGIS? [duplicate]

is there any possibility to use an Esri .lyr data in QGIS? Maybe a tool to convert the file into a xml or sld?
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Error 000732 - Input Layer “does not exist or is not supported” when using 'ApplySymbologyFromLayer_management'

Using Arc 10.2 I am getting the following error message... ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000732: Input Layer: Dataset Q:\Data\Infrastructure\Infrastructure....
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Adding feature class and applying symbology in ArcGIS Pro using ArcPy?

Using an ArcPy script run from a toolbox, I want to import a feature class from a geodatabase into an ArcGIS Pro 2.1.2 map and then symbolise that layer based on a lyrx file stored on disk. Here is a ...
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Exporting lines of .lyr file using ArcPy?

After I finished make an OD cost matrix layer with function outNALayer = arcpy.na.MakeODCostMatrixLayer(inNetworkDataset, outNALayerName, impedanceAttribute, 15, "", accumulateAttributeName) the ...
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Find and replace layerfile paths

Is there a way I can find and replace all layerfile paths in a folder? I have over 150 layer files that have incorrect paths after a server migration changed the path of the layerfiles. I have found ...
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ERROR 000732 in code to Save shape as .lyr?

I am using a code (modified from Midavalo) to save .shp files as .lry files. The code runs well and displays the .lr files in the table of Contents. However, the Python displays Runtime error. On the ...
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Preserving legend format in .lyr file

Is there a way to preserve the format of the legend in an .lyr file in ArcMap? The legend is simple - bold layer name atop the symbol with no label or description. When I save it as a .lyr file, it ...
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“Spatial Match” analogue in ArcMap?

My question is about reverse geocoding addresses over a large area from a set of points or polygons in ArcMap. I know from previous experience that Alteryx with the Spatial Match tool allows one to ...
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Convert .qml to .lyr [duplicate]

I am working on a project with two different teams, each working with a different GIS software package: QGIS and ArcGIS. I am trying to convert my QGIS layout to ArcGIS, so the team with ArcGIS can ...
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SQLite / Geopackage and saving Geometry in ArcGIS

Has anyone successuflly created a layerfile (ArcGIS 10.4) to a dataset/table stored in a SQLite or Geopackage file? Process of creating Layerfile: ArcMap TOC > Change Symbology > Right click > Create ...
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Apply Symbology from Layer Not Working in Script

I am working on applying symbology to multiple layers from lyr files for multiple MXDs within the IDE. I have been able to access the MXDs and iterate through and change the definition of "mxd". I am ...
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Creating .lyr file to import symbology using ModelBuilder?

I am trying to create a .lyr file in order to import symbology to a .shp file. The ESRI link says to use ModelBuilder to do this, but I am having trouble understanding the directions bc I haven't used ...
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How to extract data of lyr. to shp. file by map extent [closed]

I have a lyr. connect to a state scale data source. Is it possible to download all the data within the map extent and save as shp. file to my local drive?