You can view and edit layer properties in GeoExplorer.
The properties of layers based on third party data, such as Google, cannot be viewed or edited.
To access the Layer Properties panel, click a layer in the Layers panel, then click Layer Properties on the Layer panel toolbar. Alternatively, right-click the layer and click Layer Properties in the shortcut menu.
There are three tabs in the Layer Properties panel:
|About||Displays layer metadata|
|Display||Options for customizing layer display|
|Available Styles||Option for choosing a layer style|
The About tab displays layer metadata and includes:
|Title||Human-readable title of the layer||Yes|
|Name||Internal name for the layer||No|
|Description||Descriptive summary of the layer. Also known as the Abstract.||Yes|
The Display tab provides options for customizing the display of layers in GeoExplorer.
|Opacity||Determines the level of transparency for the layer. Default is 100% opaque. You can adjust opacity by dragging the slider bar.|
|Transparent||Sets transparency for a given layer (boolean value). Default is selected. If this check box is cleared, the layer displays like a Base Map, obscuring any layers drawn beneath it. See the Layer order section for more information on how layers are drawn.|
|Cache||Use cached version of layer (via the integrated GeoWebCache in GeoServer). Default is selected. Clear check box if you don’t want to use the cached version.|
|Limit with filters (optional)||
|Limit by scale (optional)||
The Styles tab provides access to the Styles editor. This editor allows you to view, add, edit, and delete styles and individual style rules for layers published by a WMS server adopting the SLD standard. Editing styles is only available for layers in the Overlays folder.
Please refer to Layer Styles for more information on styling.
Since editing and deleting styles requires authentication, you must be logged into GeoServer. If you are not connected to GeoServer, the Styles editor will be read-only.