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Bar graph - cartodiagram in QGIS

Can I create a cartodiagram in QGIS 1.7.3? I need one bar graph in every territorial unit of one layer. It must vizualize organization on X and number of research in one organisation. Is it possible? ...
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GPS device taking pictures and saving heading + HDOP?

I'm looking for a device that can do all of the following: Take picture Save lat-long GPS position + heading (angle to North) of picture [so need tilt-compensated 3D compass], in exif or other ...
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How to avoid cutting labels along the map border?

I am labeling areas on a map (for example, forest (coniferous, deciduous trees), swampland, and so on). A cartographer has criticized it because labels which extend beyond the boundaries of the ...
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US MAP using Zipcode in R [closed]

I have a set of US zip codes grouped into two groups. I'm plotting those two groups on US MAP using R code. I'm using following code to plot group A & B combining together ...
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How to have polygon labels always display using GeoTools 8?

I'm not able to consistently display labels for polygon features. The label is not displayed, as far as I can tell, unless the polygon is large enough to contain the entire label string. I can ...
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Distance measurements across UTM zones: use geographic or planar approaches?

I have a survey grid spread across 3 UTM zones (36N, 36S, 37S). I want to find the nearest (or shortest) distances of the centroids of these grids to roads and various points between. It seems like ...
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How to annotate north arrow's degree rotation in ArcGIS 10.1

I rotated my data frame for a map, and the north arrow dutifully is rotated as well to show north. I've been told it's possible to annotate the degree rotation on the north arrow symbol itself, but I ...
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Representing population variables in a map [duplicate]

Could some one advice me in some ways (or popular ways) of representing population variables in a map? For population variables I refer to: distribution of age among the population, people with ...
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How to visualize fuzzy/approximate locations

I need to visualize a mixture of accurate and fuzzy/approximate locations on a web map. The user should be able to instantly recognize approximate locations from the marker used. Are there any best ...
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how to improve poi visualization in tilemill

I have imported all points of interest (POI) from database to TileMill. The distance between the POIs are a few meters. Thats is why its became ugly looking map. Is there any option that will ...
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Overlay points over gadm map

This is a crosspost with stackowerflow and I hope for understanding and that it will no be closed as it concerns both cartography and R. I have already asked about plotting points dependent on ...
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Plot points map of population [closed]

I want to plot kind of isarhytmoc points map like in this tutorial, but with population data. However, unfortunately, I have no enough skill and only came with such code: require(sp) require(rgdal) ...
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How to reproduce Stamen's Toner PostGIS setup?

I'm trying to render Stamen's toner map with Landez which uses Mapnik. The style I'm rendering is from Stamen's toner project. I'm using the one which only renders labels (no lines). I imported the ...
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How to symbolize features in QGIS?

Why is a shapefile shown as coloured independent features in ArcGIS shown in a single colour in Quantum GIS? What can I do to display this layer (wwf ecoregions) with the different ecoregions ...
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animated map in R

everybody, sorry for disturb, but I am being quite new with r faced a crucial difficuty: I want to create an animated map of Russin with changes in unemployment with differnt years, like. On the image ...
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Is there a way to dynamically hide annotations that intersect map extent border?

I have a feature linked annotation feature class with a number of annotations displayed only partially on the edges of the visible extent of the layout data frame. The link annotation class will be ...
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How to remove white gap in ArcMap Legend

I have a legend created in ArcMap 10.1 which appears to be generating an abnormal white gap to the right of the legend content. Any tips on how to possibly remove this would be appreciated.
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Problem with plotting map in R

While plotting the gadm map of Russia in R, I have a problem at the 180 degree meridian, where part of the Russian region is plotted separately. You can see it on the plot using the following code ...
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Can I view the Geoserver zoom level in QGIS

I am creating some sld's using QGIS for use in Geoserver and wanted to view the current zoom level so that I can then define it in the zoom level. Is this possible? For example <!-- Local ...
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Unable to dynamically locate map boundary coordinates in OSM/Leaflet

I have been trying for the past hour to take the coordinates of the map edge in a OSM/leaflet application I am making. While I can get the coordinates of the center, and I can get the coordinates of ...
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Conversion problems from mappoint to screenpoint using ArcGis Javascript API

I am getting a very strange problem when converting from mappoint to screenpoint. I am using the following code: var sp = esri.geometry.ScreenPoint(512, 151); mp = map.toMap(screenPoint); ...
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How does Mapnik Map Similar Features to Images

General Problem I want to be able to select all nodes inside of a bounding box that have similar properties. A good example would be: Map features that represent vegetaion. In other words: Basically ...
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How to digitize a map in QGIS?

I am relatively new to QGIS and using it on windows vista. Problem: I have to digitalise an aerial map and then extract the coordinates. I have absolutely no idea how to start Thanking you in ...
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A library/software to create DEM from a topographic map

In one of my projects I need to digitize video clips showing some natural landscape. Specifically I need to know distances between different areas and elevation levels. I have a topographic map of ...
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map does not show up

I spent to much time working on a project, I saved it .. I'm sure now when I open it again .. arcmap does not display my map ..the layers there and everything else but the map's not displaying , It ...
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Label size in map units, geoserver .sld file

Is it possible to define labels in map units in a sld file? Thanks.
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how to produce a Peirce quincuncial map?

As far as I know neither PROJ4 nor ESRI tools can apply the Peirce quincuncial projection. Does anybody know what libraries/softwares can manage it?
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Source for ArcGIS Layout Templates?

I am running v10 of ArcGIS for Desktop. I am aware of the OTB templates provided with ArcGIS. - However, I would like to supplement these layouts with additional layouts. I am also aware of the Map ...
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What is a good resource for making choropleth maps using excel data?

I would like to make a choropleth map of Malaysian regions, colour-coding them by population density. Is there a place where I can find templates of such a map?
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Road Symbology Issues

I have preparing road symbology using Arcmap 10.1 version. When I was prepared attribute based symbology as a layer shown on symbols were overlapped. I have attached an example image to show the ...
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What does Scale mean in the reference of Desktop GIS or WebGIS?

I'm having trouble understanding the meaning of the concept of scale when it comes to maps on screen, i.e. either in a Desktop GIS or in a WebMap. When it comes to paper maps, the idea is very clear. ...
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Is there any method to analyze data from fire protection events? [closed]

I want to analyze data from events in fire protection a create some illustration of maps. In short: my task is to find methods for data visualization. Data are represented by point layer (each event ...
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How to symbolize more than one attribute simultaneously in QGIS?

Each symbol can show different properties such as temperature and pressure, etc. I want to change the symbol color according to one property and size with another one. How can I do it in QGIS? Thanks! ...
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What projection to use in ArcMap for a map that extends over Wgs84 Utm31 and 32

Please i have a Wgs84 Utm map that extends over 2 utm zones(31N and 32N). Using either of them distorts my map and ArcGIs allows you to choose only one projection per map. Please what can i do? Thank ...
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Creating maps programmatically using ArcObjects. Adding legends, scale bars, north arrows?

I'm looking for some examples related to the publishing of maps programmatically to image format using ArcObjects. More specifically I would like to add standard map elements such as a scale bar, ...
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Map Matching? (Finding Nearest Roads…)

I am making Pedestrian Navigation System for my school I created node and arc and digitized buildings with ArcGIS. Then, exported KML to use Javascript Dijkstra's Algorithm to find route. So far, so ...
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Adding imagery or world topo map from arcgisonline to map

I have an ESRI Javascript API application that uses a local Map Service with various feature layers. Now I need to add Imagery or top maps from ArcGIS online as base maps. I am trying the following. ...
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Why can't an “AI export” from ArcGIS 10 be opened in CorelDRAW X5?

It doesn't matter whether the .ai file is 1.5GB or 5MB, whether it's complex or simple; I always get the "The file cannot be opened." critical error. I use CorelDRAW X5 not Adobe Illustrator but ...
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Script to either rotate existing text element or insert graphic element

I have about 300 maps that contain a text element that needs to be rotated. I am pretty new to python but I have heard how great it is. This seemed like the perfect task for python but I have had no ...
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Plotting a circle on a Web map to view the resulting coverage over a central location

Not exactly a GIS question but I hope no one will mind. Does anyone know of a website (something equivalent to Google Map) where you can indicate a location, give a radius and you can view the ...
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How to design class breaks for a time series of choropleth maps?

I'm working with a time series of choropleth maps showing the same indicator for the same administrative boundaries, but spanning period of nine years. What would be the most appropriate strategy of ...
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What does map scale refer to in map making / field survey metadata?

If I have, say, a printed map at the scale of 1:20000 and the legend says that it was mapped at a scale of 1:10000 does this simply mean, that the surveyors/cartographers made drafts & sketches or ...
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How to combine use gradient symbols for layer properties excluding 0?

I want to visualize my data by using graduated symbols. Now, there are some objects with value "0", they should not be printed on the map (which I solved by using rule-based symbols). But, anyway, "0" ...
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How much Water on Earth(USGS) : A Wrong Map representation?

I happened to read a USGS article, How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth? showing a representation of all the water(which includes water from Oceans, Seas,Bays,Ice caps, Glaciers, ...
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ESRI JS API - don't trigger onClick event when panning Map

I have a custom onClick handler for my map that is meant to add a point wherever the map is clicked. I'm finding that this function is triggered even when I click the map to pan. Is it possible to ...
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How long for surveying quality GPS to get accurate 3D position information

I recently read an Ordnance Survey Blog article that seemed to suggest that it was necessary to leave the GPS device in use for four hours to gather requisite data. I am aware that "domestic" GPS ...
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How to style a point based on Actual Attribute Values?

I have published a point layer in Geoserver, which is the data from a GPS Survey. In addition to the geometry, my layer, also contains an Attribute for Accuracy, which indicates the Accuracy in meters ...
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How to create a small globe locator map in QGIS?

I've tried searching on gis.stackexchange and elsewhere but can't seem to figure this one out though it seems simple enough. The type of locator I'm thinking of is similar to the one from the map in ...
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Where did the texture fill option go in QGIS 1.9 Master?

In the previous version (1.8) of QGIS you could select to fill a polygon using a PNG or JPG image. This option seems to have gone from QGIS 1.9 Master. I can get it by selecting the "Old Symbology" ...
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Overlapping lines representation

Cartography question. I do have administrative boundries for counties in polygon FC. What tool do I use to prioritise display of features. In example, when lines overlap- I want to show only 1 dashed ...