Questions tagged [overlay]

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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how to overlay a polygon over SpatialPointsDataFrame and preserving the SPDF data?

I have a SpatialPointsDataFrame with some additional data. I would like to extract those points inside a polygon and at the same time, preserve SPDF object and its corresponding data. So far I've ...
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equivalent of sp package's point in polygon / overing using sf

I am migrating code from sp package to the newer sf package. My previous code I had a polygon SpatialDataFrame (censimentoMap) and a SpatialPointDataFrame (indirizzi.sp) and I got the polygon cell id (...
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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 point. ...
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Creating a Radial Sector Overlay in QGIS

I need to create a sector grid radiating out from a point of interest. Here is an example that I laboriously put together by hand: I have found a couple of similar solutions in How to generate ...
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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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How to overlay map layers (shp and csv) in R?

This is a crosspost from stackoverflow. I know very little about GIS software and am doing all my mapping in R. Apologies in advance if this is too basic question. Let's say I have two shapefiles from ...
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How to reproject base layers in OpenLayers?

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 EPSG:26912 projection. Now I want to use these as ...
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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" xmlns:gx="http://www.google.com/...
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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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Computing dominant area in polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

First, I have a shapefile consisting of square grids and each grid has an ID. Second, I have a shapefile consisting of different zones (with IDs). A grid ID in the first shapefile can contain many ...
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TileStache Vector Tiles Overlay problem

I am using TileStache to serve my own vector tiles using a postgis datasource. First I re-projected the shapefiles I had using ArcMap ( reprojected to Web Mercator (Auxilary Sphere)) and loaded them ...
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Generating grid shapefile in R?

I have the following shapefile of a 10x10 degree latitude/longitude grid that I created in QGIS. I can read it into R using the rgdal package. Grid<-readOGR(".","GridShapeFile") It has the ...
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Show markers only at certain zoom levels

I'm building a cycle touring map in leaflet.js, with subjective information overlaid as markers, along the lines of "this is a great road", "this town is quite nice" etc. To avoid information overload,...
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Create interactive map with no server

I have managed to build a great web mapping application using tiles created from GeoWebCache and a custom gridset, but I now need to add an overlay to the base maps. The only interactivity I need is a ...
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Generate tiles for google maps overlays

I am trying to show some information on Google Maps which would be in the form of translucent circle overlays. The problem is that some circles overlap, which results in increased opacity and blending ...
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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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Buffer without overlay

Have searched the Interwebs for a few hours now but haven't found an answer to a problem which I thought would have a standard solution. I'm using QGIS to do some analysis on the reach of bus stops ...
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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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overlay county shapefiles for 2 different years

I have county-level shapefile for South Caroline in 1880 and one for 1940. I would like to overlay these two files so that they do the union and indicate the percentage of the land in 1880 that went ...
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Extracting the pixelwise proportion of classes of a finer raster in a coarser one

I have two rasters, one has a 1 km resolution. The other has a spatial resolution of 30 m. This latter pixelwise is a classification. I want to overlay the 1 km raster on the classification raster and ...
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Multiple overlay/intersection geoprocessing

Is there any GIS function which gives back the polygons of the intersections by storing the number of the overlapping surfaces to an attribute? Or do you have a script for this purpose? A sample pic ...
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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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Problem overlapping shapefile and raster in R?

I want to plot a shapefile over a raster file in R but I can't make them overlap perfectly: the raster appears to be rotated of few degrees counter-clockwise. Is it a problem with the projection? ...
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Using satellite background images to draw features in PostGIS database?

What tool do I need to have satellite background images to draw features of a PostGIS database? I looked about Geomajas but seems very complex for what I'm trying to do. I have osm data imported in ...
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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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How to select polygons by points in R?

I have a shapefile with polygons and another one with points. I would like to create a new shapefile with those polygons that don't contain any point inside. I tried the function sp::over in R and it ...
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Calculating edge length of polygon within overlapping polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a layer of wetland polygons and a layer of lakes. I basically want to find the total length of lake shoreline contained within each wetland and add these values as an attribute of the wetlands. ...
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Overlay Vector Layer on Raster Layer

How can I overlay a Vector Layer on a Raster Layer and assign NoData Values on the Raster where the Vector Layer does not cover the Raster Layer? (preferable with ArcGIS)
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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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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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How to assign (or project) CRS to LiDAR file in lidR?

Can someone enlighten me if there is a difference between initializing a CRS object using the EPSG code versus just the +proj string read from a shapefile? Consider the following objects: A ...
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Difference between lines and polygons using geopandas

I wanted to geopandas.overlay() on lines and polygons : get the geometries from the lines that are not in the polygons. I tried using geopandas for this : result = gpd.overlay(my_lines, my_polygons, ...
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Display Georeferenced Images on Android

I'm looking for an Android application (best would be Open Source), that can display georeferenced images on top of a map (Google, OSM, ...). By Georeferenced I mean that the images four corners are ...
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How to display KML image overlays in OpenLayers?

I am working on displaying Ground Overlays on OpenLayers by parsing KML manually. To do so, I was trying to add an image on top of Google Map by looking at GroundOverlay section from code.google.com/...
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Check/uncheck overlays in groupedlayercontrol.js

In a Leaflet-based app I have create several overlays, grouped with leaflet.groupedlayercontrol.js, as shown in this image: Everything works well, but I need to uncheck certain layers, allowing the ...
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Determining area of county land mass without water features using ArcGIS Desktop?

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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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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How can I superimpose a geopandas dataframe on a raster plot?

I have a geopandas dataframe countries with country polygons, and a raster dataset raster (read with rasterio). I've already aligned the two as follows: countries = countries.to_crs(raster.crs.data) ...
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R: Overlay using functions containing if/else statements

I have two rasters, x and y, and I'd like to do calculations with them using the overlay function. For example, MyFun <- function(x, y) x * y res <- overlay(x, y, fun = MyFun) This seems to ...
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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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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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Overlaying a polyshape to faceted maps in R with ggplot?

I have managed to create a faceted map from my data following the approach proposed here http://spatial.ly/2013/12/introduction-spatial-data-ggplot2/ with the following code: ggplot(data = plot.data,...
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OpenLayers: Showing a WFS overlay on top of Google Maps

I have found similar questions asked previously, but I still fail to get a simple WFS point layer to work using OpenLayers and Google Maps. The original code I used was based on WFS polygon layers I ...
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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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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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Defining city name by using KMZ files

We have KMZ files of different satellite images. We want to check which cities these satellite images belong to. Is there a way to do it automaticly? Like a tool in ArcGIS or QGIS or whatever?
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Grid vs. Polygon Overlay in R gives different results than in QGIS

I have a shapefile of range polygons. Each colored set of polygons represents a different group of species/genera/whatever. I next overlay a 5x5 grid onto this map. And then use join attributes by ...
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How to get a GML overlay on Google Maps?

Anyone know how to get a GML file to show as an overlay on Google Maps? To be honest I don't know my GML from my KML, or my ETRS89 from my WGS84, as this topic is completely new to me. A bit of ...
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ArcMap 10.1 Spatial Join: 'Contains' and 'Within' question

I have two polygon datasets: electoral districts and postal code areas. I'm performing a spatial join to see which postal code areas are completely within a district (the area can touch the borders, ...
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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 ...