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Automate Splitting Polygons Into Sections

I've searched for similar problems on this topic but can't find a solution. I need to split many, many, many cemetery sections into 8 (mostly) equal pieces each. Each section is for the most part ...
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Why has an orthographic projection been used in this NatGeo map?

I'm wondering why this maps uses an orthographic projection, resulting in 3 maps to view the whole world. What were the requirements or the reasons to choose this projection (why not Mercator ) ? ...
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How to plot a full hemispheric orthographic projection in R

I want to make a plot like that using R: All I want is the country borders as seen from outer space, no fancy colors needed. It seems I need to use the spTransform function, but it gives me a "non ...
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Help embedding Openlayers map in Eclipse BIRT report

i have this code, it displays the zoom buttons only but it doesnt display my map. what could be the problem? <html> <head> <script ...
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Hover effects using CartoCSS: Is this possible?

I'm trying to make a simple map of parcels in TileMill. Right now when I hover over a parcel, the information for that parcel appears in a teaser. That's simple enough. However, when working with ...
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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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How to create transparent text?

I am trying to insert a watermark into a map using ArcGIS. As you can see from the screenshot, I have the text in place, although I need to make the text transparent (e.g. 50% transparency). I used ...
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Creating Land Use Change Map in ArcGis 10.2

I need to create a map with multiple dataframes showing the percent change in land use - one each for agriculture, developed, and forest. Percent change has to be labeled on each county and color ...
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How to represent several points with same coordinates on map? [duplicate]

I'm working on Arcgis 10. I have a point shapefile representing events with several points having coinciding coordinates (They have the same coordinates). For representing them in a dynamic way, I ...
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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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How to account for Colour Blindness when designing maps?

Depending on what you read, 7 to 15% of the general population has some form of colour blindness. That's a significant amount of people. Do you try to account for this in your map designs? If so, how? ...
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mapbox layer in ESRI API

I am building an application primarily with the ESRI API, but would like to load a mapbox tilelayer to use as the basemap as they are just so much more pleasing cartographically. I dont want to change ...
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How to represent overlapping lines in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have lots of lines (in one feature class) which share the same location but I want to represent them as lines that are next to each other because they have different properties (different OWNERS). ...
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How to document GIS analysis?

While I know I can annotate within a map, what is being used for documenting your work:sources of data, choices of color/per layer with each map made ( thinking along the lines of templateing, so as ...
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How can I map data points to OpenStreetMap (OSM) line data?

my goal is to filter measuring points of vehicles by mapping them to streets. So I could filter out all the false data located in fields and rivers and so on. I imported my data into a PostGIS ...
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What Makes a Map be classed as Badly Designed?

A poorly designed map can not only look visually unappealing, but can convey the wrong message, which could lead to bad decisions being made. I would like to ask people to post examples (that are in ...
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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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Show “layer name” as text in arcgis layout view (map)

I am trying to show the layer names of all visible layers in ArcGis 10.1 when creating a map in layout view. First I tried to use "insert legend" and show there only the layername, but I can't ...
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Multiple font markers in shapefiles in QGIS?

I'm making a UK phase 1 vegetation survey map and require to show the dominant plant species in a given polygon. In phase 1 these are shown as 2- or 3-letter codes e g Ri, Cys. These codes need to ...
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georeference a grid by using a script

I've got an image and a set of coordinates, which represent a grid, that looks similar to this: What I'm looking for is a script, that would transform my image, by using such a grid. Edit: My ...
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Exporting maps at high resolution for a specified area

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and am very new to it. I have Bing Maps aerial imagery of a particular road intersection and I want to export the map as a TIFF at a 1:1000 scale. When I zoom in and then use ...
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Creating Interactive Map Using Something Other Than Google? [duplicate]

I have a Roleplay Forum, and I would like to add a map of my Roleplay World to the website. I would like my map to be clickable, and have each location take you to a place on the forum. I don't know ...
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Retain ESRI symbology in Mapinfo TAB

Is there anyway to retain/easily transfer symbology from ESRI to Mapinfo? The only process I found was posted in 2010 - https://groups.google.com/group/mapinfo-l/browse_thread/thread/883223ff4ae56809 ...
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ArcGIS SDK for .Net (used in WPF): update map's zoom parameters after changing base layer

I'm having the following issue: Suppose I have a Map object and 2 base layers (a world map and a street map). A world map doesn't let us view the map too closely. The street map allows us to view as ...
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Has anybody successfully added NFHL (National Flood Hazard Layer) to ArcGIS for flex?

I keep getting the following error when I add the map service to my application: apServer layer failed to load: Fault code: Channel.Security.Error Fault info: Security error accessing url Fault ...
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Poster or Map Presentation Guidelines?

Is there a website that will guide me through for various kind of paper size to create a/ or several presentation for digital or hardcopy maps/ or poster with different fonts, display area, title and ...
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how to display movements of a moving object in cartodb

I have few GPS tracks with lat long and timestamp. I want to present them on a map and to show how the movement took place using the time series location values (X,Y,T). I searched a lot but could not ...
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Libraries to render vector-based maps in the browser

Is there a open source JavaScript library like leaflet or openlayer which can be used in a web or mobile application and loads vector-based maps instead of images? I only need the road information and ...
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How do I map points on a 2D map to a 3D illustration of the same area? [duplicate]

I'm looking for advice on how to build an algorithm that maps any point on a map to a point on another map, interpolating where needed. Let me better clarify with an example of what I concretely ...
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What is GIS for Indigenous Peoples?

I am working on a short course for a group of indigenous 10-15 year old children in a couple of weeks and want to start the program with a short intro (90s) of what GIS is and how it can help them. I ...
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Map services error in Firefox bug but don't understand

I am currently harvesting many web map services on an online map view. The services are configured in Oracle (Toad). Most of the maps seem to be working apart from 10 or so. I can see them in the ToC ...
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Resources for Learning 508 Compliance/Accessibility Requirements for GIS Figures

Does anyone know of any quality resources (books, papers, presentations, websites) for learning about 508 Compliance/Accessibility requirements in relation to cartography (GIS figures and templates)? ...
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Examples of ASCII-art maps

According to Wikipedia, ASCII-art is one of the earliest techniques used for digital graphical design. An ASCII-art technique can be traced back to 1939 and computer-art pioneers have used it since ...
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Generating a map from a shapefile using ms4w mapserver [duplicate]

I am trying to generate a map from a shapefie. Through some initial searching, I wrote the code below but I am getting just a white page. Below is my code: MAP # To enter comments into a mapfile ...
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Comparing data from two different time periods

I am trying to compare DWI frequency over the period of 3 years. I want to create 3 maps, with each one showing where DWI's occurred during 2011, 2012, and 2013. I have the point data for this, but I ...
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Using R to subtract the polygon area of one shp file from another

I'm looking to produce a map from two separate maps in R. My Maps files are as follows: ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/GIS/us_tempprcpfcst/610prcp_20140822.zip #Map1 ...
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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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What is the correct cartographic projection to calculate a Voronoi tesselation?

I have a set of points with known geographic coordinates. I would like to compute a Voronoi tesselation from these points in order to obtain areas of influence. The geometrical area of each Voronoi ...
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Are CartoDB Map views by month or by year?

We have 10000 map views with the free version of CartoDB. Are they reset every month or is it the maximum views for the all utilisation ?
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Why is the OSM map itself is not visible in my qgis window?

I'm new in working with QGIS. I have tried to download an OSM map of Rome and its surroundings into my QGIS. As far as I am concerned, I have followed each step which I could find on various ...
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Examples of Creative Cartography

I am looking for some examples of creative cartographic output. I am planning for something like a mixture of cartography, graphic design and spatial information. The output will be initially in ...
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How to import a map consisting of pictures

I want to built some sort of Fantasy Map with Quantum GIS. The whole map is built out of 128x128 single pictures, 16384 in total. It should be a flat map. How do I import these pictures and align ...
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Tilemill: Re-Export failed tiles after export

My Tilemill exports (MBTiles) tend to fail quite often lately... (Resume Tilemill MBTiles export after crash a bounty is waiting for anybody who helps me there btw ;-) ). We kind of solved the problem ...
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Finding coordinates of the image corner

I have a .bmp image with a map. For creating image i used a Ingeo 4.4 and function MakeImage() What i know: Height an Width of bmp image dpi Map Scale Image Center's coordinates in meters. What i ...
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Why does export to AI rasterize all my vector layers?

I have no raster layers in my map document and no transparencies. Yet the map is rasterized when exported to AI. (Map frame and coordinate grid are vector graphics but everything in the map itself is ...
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Making a map that can be easily resized or scaled

I've recently been dealing with a map requestor who wants maps resized at the very last minute -- from 8.5x11 to 22x34, or from large poster-sized to "something that can fit in a report" (those vague ...
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Step by step contour creation algorithm

I do seismic processing, and recently have been moving into doing contours. I have a question on the exact way this is done. I have watered down my problem so that I can understand from 'first ...
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Show large information in a map (millions of points)

I have millions of points (census data) about 1.5Gb in a text file. But I only want to show an area based on this points like a heat map, so maybe I have to build polygons based on these points. What ...
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MapXtreme Java Edition

I'm learning GIS in Java with MapXtreme Java Edition but I can't find MapXtreme Java Edition file setup for Window (trial). Can you share link download or software for me?
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How can units be defined in QGIS for the Rasterize tool?

I am using QGIS 2.4 (Chugiak) via the kyngchaos build for OS-X. My question is--when using the Rasterize tool to convert a point vector layer to a raster and using the "Raster resolution in map units ...