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Point layers on top of Point layers

Feb 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Hi all,

Here's the scenario.. I have two shapefile layers, "A" on top of "B".

Both are point shapefiles and the points in "B" are a subset of the points in "A". When I define the Drawing options, I make the point size of "B" greater than the pointsize of "A".

My expectation is that I'd see a small dot for Point "A", with a larger "B" dot beneath it.

When using the control, though, I don't see any "B" points until I hide layer "A". (Presumably because a point sits on top of another point?)

Is there a way to force the two points to be shown so that I see point "A" on top of point "B"?

Feb 28, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Yes use shape collision. the documentation says its for labels but I think that may be a misnomer. Labels have something else

I like you assumed this was on by default but its actually off by default, meaning collisions are avoided by default.

Mar 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM
That was it! I recall seeing the property but assumed it was labels only based on the documentation.

Much appreciated, sindizzy!!