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Constructing a simple zip code polygon map in CartoDB

I'm new to using CartoDB. I suspect that what I want to do is rather simple but I would love some guidance. I want to produce a map that depicts multiple layers, the first of which is simple zip code ...
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Searching for advanced or cool cartographic techniques in ArcGIS [on hold]

I would like to introduce students to some unusual/ advanced / cool cartographic techniques in ArcGIS (or even QGIS) before moving onto web based cartographic tools and Adobe. I have decided to do ...
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How to draw a map of postal codes of a country?

I have data: postal codevalue 00-002          50       ...
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ArcGIS/Adobe Illustrator/Adobe Photoshop: Create blend between two shapes

I have a landuse layer as an ArcGIS shapefile which looks like this (here only a small sample part) The round shape of the lightgreen area results from a buffer and as the borders of this feature ...
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Mapbox Studio Draw Order

I have made a map using Mapbox Studio. The map is made up of 2 map sources, MapBox Streets Custom Style - a PostGIS layer I am having trouble working out how to set the draw order. I have tried ...
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Copyrights disappearing at certain scales on GoogleEarth Pro

I want to use a map (scale 1:10000) of a city (Montreal). I assembled it from several high quality pictures. We need to cite copyrights from GoogleEarth Pro. I have read online resources : ...
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Problem with Geonode Create Map error 403

I have installed Geonode 2.4 (developer version) on ubuntu 14. and all is doing fine. However, last few days I am getting error message whenever I try to "create map". The error message is **FORBIDEN ...
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mapbox - disabling viewing of unrendered white tiles outside of the map

I'm looking to disable being able to move the map in such a way that one can move outside of the map area: I don't want to be able to see the surrounding white areas when the map is dragged. I have ...
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Exporting map to PDF, fix polygon bleed

I'm trying to export my map. But ArcGIS generates PDF (or other) maps that is not the same as in the layout view. I have polygons that is filled with a pattern, and this pattern is drawn over the ...
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Plotting a weighted map like a heatmap in R

I want to plot a map weighted by prices. I got a data frame of latitudes, longitudes and prices: > str(data) 'data.frame': 1253 obs. of 3 variables: $ lon : num 11.2 11.1 11 11 11.3 ... $ ...
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US Census: bivariate chloropleth of total population (ACS 2013) and total jobs (LEHD 2012)

The most recent ACS data available is 2013 and Tiger data is also available for 2013. The most recent LEHD data available is 2012 and the geography crosswalk files join it to Tiger 2010 data. Given ...
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GTA V coordinates to LatLng

I'm here because I'm trying to create a GTA V map with Leafletjs API. In deed, I've got my tiles that are ready. But the aim is to put markers on the map by using GTA V in-game coordinates. To achieve ...
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Story Map - good tutorials?

I am fairly new to ArcGIS and just wanted to know if anyone knew of any particularly helpful tutorials online or books for making story maps?
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Are there any crowdsourced hand-drawn cartography projects?

I just came across this lovely hand-drawn, yet OpenLayers-enabled, map of Reykjavik: http://www.reykjavikcentermap.com/ It's obviously a labour of love for some talented artist, but it got me ...
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Steps to integrate Cesium.js with Mapguide Opensource

I render map in php mapviewer with mapguide opensource and postgresql/postgis and edit with mapguide maestro. What would be steps to integrate cesium.js?
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How to improve Maplex placement when you get such a clutter?

I use ArcMap to produce map document containing a lot of label boxes with line callout. Sometimes, I have so many labels that leaders come very matted. Then I use Illustrator to unravel. How could ...
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Displaying heatmap with large number of dense points of interest in QGIS?

I am currently trying to make heatmaps of bird observations in an area. I have had a lot of success making the actual heatmaps for most birds, except the ones that are extremely abundant. I use the ...
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Excel data to a Raster Map

I am trying to create a radiometric map, I have x, y , z coordinates and a value in excel. I want to create a raster map based on this data. How do I go about doing this. I am using ArcGIS 10 with ...
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Where's the mean center of the contiguous US population? [closed]

I can find 1790 to 2010 and an estimate for 2014 but Alaska and Hawaii are included after they became states and I wonder what it is without those states' extreme distances skewing the average. I ...
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Is there a established color convention for US Federal Agencies?

Do US Federal Agencies have a convention for coloring the lands under the jurisdiction of each? For example, BLM lands are often yellow, USFS light green, NPS blue or dark green, etc. I've found this, ...
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How to visualize texture along borders of multipart polygon

I came across this map and would like to replicate the textured styling found along the borders. I'm starting with a multipart polygon but my process has perhaps too many steps. I'm using QGIS ...
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Using cached map offline in GeoServer?

I'd like to use a map and publish it in a webpage,while using Geoserver in an offline mode (without internet connection). Should this cached map be made with Geowebcache only? if so how to proceed?
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How to create cartogram maps in Arcgis 10.2.2?

I have followed the exact steps from http://www.gislounge.com/how-to-make-area-cartogram-maps-in-arcgis/ and downloaded from arcscripts.esri.com. After adding the cartogram tool into the toolbox and I ...
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What tools are available for Public Participatory GIS (PPGIS)? [closed]

Public participatory GIS is going to be one of the most important part of GIS in my view. I would like to ask you all, what are available tools/platforms for not just basic web mapping? I'm user of ...
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How to reproject a raster from lat/lon to UTM in R?

i have to turn it into a UTM in order to make the buffer functional. wets<-readOGR(dsn=".",layer="shapefile") r.raster <- raster() extent(r.raster) <- extent(wets) res(r.raster) <- 100 ...
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Is it possible to zoom out a plot of a map in R?

Sometimes a plot looks zoomed in how to arrange that? i use the rgeos package mainly. When i do a buffer for example somewhere the plot tends to zoom in some part of the map which is not good since it ...
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How many 0.025°x0.025° (lat/lon) squares are there on the globe? [closed]

Pretty straightforward maths question that I can't wrap my head around. If you were to fill the globe with 0.025°x0.025° squares, how many would it take? Poles don't matter too much - I know they'd ...
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Toggle layers on print composition

I want to use QGIS to make several views of bold colors for one same map. I've been using the layers in order to keep one on top of another. How could i make a composition on the print composition ...
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Create offline map for android

I am using mapsforge but I have problem with street names.I would like to develop an offline vector map for a city like osmAnd offline map or an offline vector map in mapnik format.Could you please ...
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What softwares to make maps of linguistic,ethnic distribution, and also territorial division [closed]

What softwares can I use to make maps of: ethnic distribution, very detailed map like this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Austria_Hungary_ethnic.svg Linguistic distribution (I cannot paste ...
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GeoServer create map from image

Can i create a map using plain image(jpg or png) with GeoServer and OpenLayers? Scenario as i see it: I upload image(somehow) to GeoServer and it converts it to a map layer Then i create a simple ...
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generate spatial weight matrix error

I am trying to create a spatial weight matrix but I keep getting this error: Close WindowERROR 000725 Output Spatial Weights Matrix File: Dataset C:\Users\ahmadgmsalt535465123\Desktop\Desktop\New ...
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Javascript map pans on wheel scroll rather than zoom

I have a map control that I've created on a dojo TabContainer. When I try to zoom using the mouse wheel on this map, it pans instead of zooms. The pan actually travels several extents on one turn of ...
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What OSM information to use for low zoom levels to get a style similar to MapQuest

I am building an outdoor map of Europe. Everything looks pretty nice when zoomed in. But when I am zoomed out, my map looks pretty boring. Most parts are white. In low zoom levels I display polygons ...
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Assigning circle colours to map using QGIS?

I am trying to make a map showing which zip codes are served by which hospitals. There are five hospitals and each can serve one or more zip codes. I'd like to show each zip code with a dots of ...
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OpenStreetMaps openstreetmap-carto XML error or Missing Data from osm2pgsql

I've successfully built a tile server using the documentation provided here: https://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/manually-building-a-tile-server-14-04/ For my data, I obtained the north american ...
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How to use Build (Coverage) tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to use build coverage in the arcmap 10.2.2 but I don't know from where to start the help page is just describe the process so its not very useful. Is there is a step by step procedure ...
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get the start and the end point of lines

I need to get the start and the end point of each line in a shape file. in my case these lines represents pipelines. I need to get the start and the end points of each pipeline in an excel sheet and ...
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A better way to do Tablular Labels (Chemboxes)

So it's been a couple years since I've looked for a new solution for this, but I recently have a newer project manager who really wants "chemboxes", basically labels/callouts with tabular data. I've ...
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How Map tiles can be downloaded from Mapbox or OpenStreetMap?

I am trying an offline Map application in which I need to show a map up to some zooming level. I thought that I would download tiles and put it locally.
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How can I show a trip on a map, color-coded by how long the trip actually took?

I have a series of origin and destination addresses in a spreadsheet, with start times and arrival times for each. I'd like to plot them on a map, with a line between each origin and destination, ...
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OSM Bright Cartography XML

So I've successfully setup a tile server as described here: https://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/manually-building-a-tile-server-14-04/ What's troubling is the lack of clarify surrounding OSM Bright ...
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Export of a Raster Not Preserving Color [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a pretty shaded relief map using the technique described here. I've done this process several times in the past without any problems but today am perplexed about what is going on. ...
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Second Page for Legend in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm looking for a way to have a second page in the layout view in ArcGIS 10.3. The map I'm making fills the whole page and I'd like to make the legend go onto a second page. Other solutions are ...
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Information of particular locations (points) in a map

For a marathon race I need to create a map with specific information about material needed in particular positions (eg crossroads). It's about 150 positions. You see one part in the picture below. ...
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CartoDB choropleth + bubble visualization with two independent value ranges in legend

I have been trying to display two values simultaneously i.e. one absolute value displayed by bubble size (as with layer wizard: bubble) and one relative value displayed by color (as with layer wizard: ...
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Which one is called inset map in this?

I am confused as to which one is technically the inset figure in the below map. I know an inset map is one which has more detail. But in this case which one is referred to as an inset map ...
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Trying to add a WMS layer to Openlayers 3 but not showing anything

I have started with Openlayers 3 recently and I need to add a layer from an own WMS. I have been trying this: map = new ol.Map({ target:'map', renderer:'canvas', layers: layer, view: ...
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Creating map with same-area hexagonal polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to figure out (1) what this type of map linked here is called (I've been unable to find the name through search), and (2) whether there is an Arc tool that will transform a shapefile or ...
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Masking in ArcMap

I have question on masking. I have vegetation group layer. Under vegetation group layer, there are 3 layer which are V_Vegetation_Miscellaneous_A, V_Vegetation_Agriculture_A, V_Vegetation_Forest_A. ...