Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite
Layer Panel and Legend¶
The Layer Panel lists each layer currently loaded on the map, and provides both a tool set and context menu for interacting with them.
Layers are organized in two folders: Overlays and Base Layers.
- Overlays include any layer added from the local GeoServer or any other remote, WMS or WFS server
- Base Layers include any layer added from a known tile-map server (Google, Bing, Yahoo, MapQuest, or OpenStreetMap)
The Layer Tools are located in a smaller tool-bar at the top of the Layer Panel.
|Add Layer||Opens a list of available layers for you to add to your map.|
|Remove Layer||Removes the currently selected layer from your map.|
|Layer Properties||Opens the layer properties dialog.|
|Edit Styles||Opens a GUI-based layer style editor. (Requires Login.)|
You might notice that the Edit Styles button is visible but inactive. It is one of several tools that users must log in to use. We’ll review these in upcoming sections.
The map legend displays styling information for any layers in the Overlay list. Its contents are updated automatically as layers are added, removed or re-styled.
Due to their nature as a composite of multiple layers, layer groups will not display any legend.
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