[OSGeo-Discuss] WMS and layer stacking.

P Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 07:33:04 PDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Ian Turton <ijturton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 2:59 PM, Bob Basques
> <Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:
>> All,
>> does anyone know if there is a layer hierarchy setting in the WMS service,
>> which layers are on top of which layers (Z value=)?
> There is an "opaque" hint in the capabilities document that suggests
> that the layer should be a base layer. Other than that the layers are
> just drawn in the order the client requests them and there is no
> implied ordering from the capabilities file. For example GeoServer
> returns the layers in alphabetical order by namespace then layer name.

I was quite under the belief that the layers were requested, delivered
and drawn in the order they appeared in the map.addLayers([array])

> Ian
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