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Mapping methodology and/or clustering technique needed

I have a scenario in which I have two service centers (A & B) in an area. The capacity of these service centers are different. Service Center A can serve twice as many as Service Center B. They ...
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How to set bounds and make map bounce back if moved away?

I wanna make this map bounces to the center, and make the red line the limit that you can move the map. Don't know why my fitbounds doesn't work. Any help? My code: var mapBounds = ...
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Are there any books about the psychology of cartography?

I have the daunting task to do a seminar about the psychology of cartography. I have zero training in this field and would like to ask if anyone has ever tackled this angle?...I would like to ...
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How to make a network /tower coverage map in in mapbox

I am new to mapping and currently I am trying to make a map showing coverage of a network provider here in my country. The map I am trying to achieve should look similiar to that at ...
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Replace text using python in active map view

I would like to update misc text in an active map window but can't seem to crack the code and I found some presentations that mention it can be done but the full code isn't there. The following is ...
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Strategies to keep cost of hosting your own map server and geocoder low

I'm currently thinking about setting up my own tile server (mapnik, mod_tile, renderd) and geocoder (nominatim) for my application. In short, the application aims to let a user specify his location ...
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I want to use Google map in OpenLayers3

I want to know how I use Google map in OpenLayers. I already know, that some example codes exist, but it's too hard to understand them. Also, I already use OSM, Bing, and ArcMap. I found lots of ...
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Snapping in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I want to add more than one layer to snapping in map var layerInfos = [ {layer:results[0].layer} ]; snappingManager.setLayerInfos(layerInfos);
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Which map projection should I use for a country land cover map?

I am currently completing a piece of GIS work and I am a bit stuck, even after doing some reading. What would the appropriate map projection and co-ordinate system be for a land cover map for a ...
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Adding Objects/Labels to Indoor Large Business Floor Plan

I have a PDF file of the internal floor plan of a large business building (~ 302x434 feet). This file has walls (exterior and interior), door swings, and furniture. There are no measurements or scales ...
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How to cartographically generalise buildings/settlements in QGIS?

I have a set of buildings in a polygon layer which I'm going to use in a 50k map. Since the buildings are tiny I cannot show the actual form of the building, instead I'm taking the centroid of the ...
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Name of Round road in Center of Amritsar, India?

New Info I just found out this area used to be a wall with 12 gates. Portions of the wall are still there. Still researching name of roads, or portions of the road, such as Bazaar Rd on South-West ...
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How to plot lat/long stored as text in Oracle DB using report builder/SSRS r2

We use an Oracle 10g database. However we write reports using SSRS or report builder, using the Oracle connection type to the datbase. In oracle we have 2 text fields, one for lat and one for long. ...
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Changing legend label when cycling through Atlas created with QGIS composer

I have project which gets updated regularly and can have multiple areas which need to be mapped individually to go into separate reports. I generate an atlas in the composer and I have created a ...
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Drag'n'drop form fieldset to Openlayers map or viceversa

I tried to google if somebody would have tried this but all I could find was drag'n'drop functionality for available markers. I would like to use dynamic form for creating eg. title and description ...
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Solutions for uploading maps to GPS (forestry maps: roads, trails, hydro, polygons)?

I'm using a QGIS 2.2.0 Valmiera on a Windows 8.1 system Desktop. I'm a forester and I would like to have a cheap solution to load maps into the handheld Garmin 60, 62 or 64 series GPS. Free would be ...
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Map composer issue

I am using QGis (latest version, OS X) and whan I create a map on map composer everything works fine. I export the map to pdf file and also goes fine. But when I save and close it and then close the ...
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How to select a line from a osm shape by osm_id

I'm using TileMill to make a map, but I can't seem to be able to format a specific item with a specific osm_id via mss. I have a shape file added as a layer #line: Then, in the features list of ...
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Why did the USGS use 1:24,000 scale for their large scale topo maps?

I can't find any particular reason this scale was used for most of their 7.5 minute large scale topo maps. At 1:24000 1"=2000' and 1cm=240m and the area per map varies between 49 and 70 square miles, ...
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Using OpenLayers 3 Feature onclick event?

I looked for a way to fire onclick event and I found Adding event handler to feature in OpenLayers 3? at Stack Overflow. I undestand from this question is that there is no event onclick to features. ...
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Is there an alternative to Shapeburst Fill that does not fade out in QGIS?

I would like to highlight the areas of certain shapes with a thick stroke. However, the accuracy of my shapes is quite high (which is needed for certain zoom details), so that the "simple line" does ...
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Random color ramp issue

I have one set of polygons and one set of points sharing a common attribute (value 0-503). When applying style with new random color ramp (Categorized) the first set of polygons is displayed ...
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OpenLayers creating Marker Vector Layer

I have seen over the internet a lot of examples of using Features paste them into the Vector layer and after that insert the layer to the map . basic example: <script> var iconFeature = ...
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Data Frame Property options have changed

I have Googled and searched ESRI help files and experimented until I am blue, not to mention reloading ArcGIS Desktop10 for Repair and adding the SP5 to it. I no longer have the options of border or ...
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What are the elements that a good map should have? [closed]

I have drawn a map with some coordinate(longitude and latitude). What are good points that a map should have eg labels, legend, etc. Edit: The map if for the purpose of locating different objects ...
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How to create desire lines in QGIS?

How can I show the flow coming from an Origin-Destination matrix as desire lines? I need a result like the one in the picture below. I need to scale them proportionally to its value (coming from a ...
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Is it possible to emulate “Swiss style” shaded relief with ArcGIS tools?

Is there a way to create a Swiss style (or other hand-shaded-like styles) shaded relief from a dem using ArcGIS tools alone?
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MapServer Pixmap Symbol GAP for Park Polygon Layer

I have a Polygon layer (National Park) PNG Pixmap symbol (from Maki icon set) MapServer 5.6 If I use the PNG Pixmap symbol for my Polygon Layer, Mapserver fills the polygon layer with the png ...
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Creating a map with custom icons

I am busy with a project where in i am mapping the Atlanticwall bunkers in my city and i would like some help. Now I am making screenshots of a map and then I paste my 2d blueprints at the exact ...
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Arcpy mapping text element reset

I am writing a script to create thousands of maps and I am trying to create a table that updates for every map. Basically an updating table of the information specific to each map. I have been trying ...
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How to change the display order of proportional circles in QGIS 2.10?

I'm making a map with proportional circles based on point data. I want the biggest circles to be displayed below the others and the tiniest circles above. Unfortunately the default view is different : ...
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What do these curly graphics represent on this map?

What do the two curly graphics to the left and right of this map represent? They are the only two on the map and seem to be attached to the border of an area. I'm sorry I haven't posted the full ...
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What are the main fields of applications of 3D GIS?

I'm doing a scholary research on 3D GIS but i have some problems in finding where they are used. Does anyone know of any real life examples where 3D GIS has been adopted?
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Alternatives to Maplex Labeling Engine for ArcGIS Desktop?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...
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How to hide “internal” polygon boundaries?

We've been scratching our heads over how to tackle this for some time, and are no more illuminated than when we started. I hope you can help. Our task is thus: how to draw a lake with a solid outer ...
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What cartographic line symbol could make a coastline represent water like this old map?

I live in a coastal area with lots of islands. Sometimes with a black and white map it's hard to distinguish land from sea. So I'm trying to replicate this old map's style. I'm trying to do this in ...
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Translate names on own OSM tile server

I have set up my own tile server following this tutorial: Now i have the problem that the names are localized. Names in Spain are Spanish, in Russia Russian and so on. I want all labels in English. I ...
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Can someone help me identify this part of the map?

I'm sure 1 is a road, but what are those bumps on the side? I'm guessing 2 is a footpath. I have no idea what 3 is, if you don't know what it is, fine, let's leave it at that. I searched for what ...
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Resolve Building Conflicts - the open source way?

In ArcGIS there is a tool called Resolve Building Conflicts and I'd like to achieve the same using only open source tools (QGIS, GDAL etc), preferably on Mac OS instead. In the long run I'm trying to ...
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How to create a fantasy map

I would like to create a realistic map of a fantasy world to have an overview over the world. Now I search for a suitable editor to draw the map from scratch. One of my continents starts at the South ...
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MapInfo2leafletjs tool

I've downloaded a tool to export a table from MapInfo GIS to leafletjs. The base map from Openstreetmap has been created, but the choropleth map of regions is not being displayed. One possible ...
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how to make interactive map on sphere in unity3d

I am working on a Unity3d Project and want to show world map using google on sphere or plane but actually the problem is GOOGlE provide stataic api which don't provide image greater then 640x640. How ...
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Creating legend with new data defined symbols functionality in QGIS?

I have a large geology data set that I need to display using an industry standard set of symbols and colours. The symbols and colours are attributes of the data. I have been using the data defined ...
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Equal Area Projection for Central Ethiopia (37N)

Can anybody please tell me what is the best equal area projection for central highlands of Ethiopia. I am assuming Albers Equal Area Projection. Any suggestions?
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Hiding Overlapping Lines in ArcMap?

I am trying to figure out the best solution to hide overlapping lines. I have a layer of polygons representing crustal plates. I have a polyline layer of fault lines that overlap some of the polygon ...
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Exotic Projections QGIS

I would like to use some projections in QGIS that I can't see supported directly. An example would be something like this conformal cube projection. ...
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Mapping proportional Data for two group on single Map?

I have no experience in mapping but for my research purpose I required to map certain data on Map of certain country. Data is like this : State Proportion of X Proportion of Y Rest A ...
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How to filter the legend according to the current Atlas page?

I filter the legend by map in the map composer. Some symbols must be used for two legend entries, as you can see below. When I start the atlas tool, the legend displays - if the symbol contained by ...
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How to Simultaneously Map Mean and Margin of Error

This is an aesthetics/methods question for mapping the mean and margin of error (for 95% confidence interval) together in a single dataframe in ArcMap 10.2.2. Input: A polygon shapefile with ...
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QGIS 2.12 map composer issue with vectors

i am making a map that includes all kinds of vector layers; the map looks perfect in QGIS 2.12 Lyon as well as in map composer. None of the layers have scale-dipendent visibility; i have the following ...