Working with map layers

Creating, modifying, rearranging, and deleting map layers

About map layers
Map layers allow for the creation of complex maps

Creating a data layer
Data layers can be created manually or from input files

Creating an image layer
Image layers can be created by importing GeoTIFF files

Creating a radius layer
Draw geographic circles of a specified radius around points of interest

Creating a selection layer
Create a new map layer from a subset of features in another layer

Creating a Smart Layer
Use custom rules to display a dynamic subset of map features

Removing features from a data layer
Delete individual features from a map

Deleting a map layer
Delete unwanted layers from the map

Duplicating a map layer
Make a copy of a map layer on the same map or in another map

Editing a radius layer
Change the size of the radius or other attributes of a radius layer

Editing a Smart Layer
Modify the custom rules that define a Smart Layer

About GeoTIFF files
GeoTIFF files contain geographically referenced raster data

Hiding a map layer
Prevent certain layers from appearing in the document

Changing the opacity of a map layer
Partially hide a map layer to create a see-through effect

Rearranging map layers
Change the order in which map layers are drawn

Renaming a map layer
Change the name of a data layer or selection layer. Smart Layers and radius layers cannot be renamed.

Removing features from a selection layer
Change the subset that defines a selection layer

Adding a drop shadow to a map layer
Make a map layer appear to pop out of the page with a shadow effect

About the Map Layers window
The Map Layers window allows you to manage the layers that make up a map

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