6.3.5. Layer properties

The properties of one specific layer can be accessed by right-clicking the layer and selecting Properties from the context menu, or simply by double-clicking the layer name. The Layer Properties might vary between different file formats, but every layer will at least have tabs for Symbology options, General settings and provide metadata (see section 3.) in the Source tab. Look at the metadata of the layer commune_boundary_FR.shp by opening the Source tab in the Layer Properties. Apart from the extent (maximum and minimum values for X and Y), data source, and geometry type, there is also information about the coordinate system and projection used. From the Display tab, the transparency of the layer can be set and the Labels tab enables the labelling of features in the layer.