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How to draw on an ESRI.PrototypeLab.Surface? [closed]

i'm trying to draw on the ESRI map enabled to Microsoft Surface (ESRI Map -> Surface) but i can't find the way to do so. The problem is that the Draw method (which come from the ArcGIS API for WPF, ...
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PostGIS (2.0?) - Native Versioning of the Datastore

I recently have been surprised to see there are not too many solutions at all discussing the best methods of versioning datastores which are made available for editing. I am looking for a robust, ...
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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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How to map the frequency of overlapping points within an urban area?

I've been asked to do a favor for someone since I'm "the mapping guy" and could use some theoretical help by way of examples since my actual cartography skills are a little rusty. I have a series of ...
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How can I generate a range of pantones for a map?

When I am given a map (or make one...) I often like to get an idea of the range of colours present. One thing this does is it allows me to quickly visualize contrast (helps build maps for colour blind ...
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Examples of geovisualizations of global connectivity

I stumbled upon interesting visualization of global connectivity patterns: 'Major road and rail networks in Africa, along with transmission line and underwater cable data.' (Source, more ...
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How to place multiple symbols on one polygon centroid?

I am using QGIS for visualizing the health conditions of elderly living in an old age home, some of the elderly have multiple medical device with them and I want to show them on the map. Suppose I ...
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Can I alter font size using label expression?

I have two label classes displaying dynamically over my parcel polygons. The owner info is the major label with larger font size and bellow it I am displaying some property type info in smaller font. ...
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Where can I find a high quality real globe of a decent size without axis?

I'm trying to find a physical globe of a high map quality that doesn't have any axis or bearings as the axis mounted on standard desk globes completely obscures the arctic regions. High-quality map ...
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One dimensional map of the world?

Bit of a strange question but hope this is OK to ask here. Has anyone heard of a '1-dimensional' projection of the world map - that is mapping all the points on the globe to a single line? I was ...
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How to emulate this grayscale basemap look+feel in Google Maps

I love the design on the Development Seed homepage, where they've used a grayscale basemap with bold 3D-style graphic markers. It appears that they've used the ModestMaps API to create a tiled ...
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PDF Output for Manifold 8

Does anyone have any recommendations for outputting a PDF of map from Manifold 8? The following printer drivers have all failed to output anything: CutePDF PDF995 eDoc Nitro PDF worked (after 3 ...
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Arcmap 10 corner label measured grid

I am using the corner label feature in Arcmap 10. This allows you to set the "Numer of principal digits" and the "Number of base digits". What do these properties refer to?
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What resources can you suggest for making beautiful online Maps or Mapping applications?

As a GIS developer, my design skills are rather limited. Are there any links, books or resources, that you would suggest to make my online maps more pleasing and beautiful?
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How to reuse Thematic layer definitions in Mapinfo?

I have a map from table. Let the table be TABLE1. Now That I have created Thematic Map from Column1 of this table. Again I executed the following query Select * from TABLE1 where TABLE1.column1 ...
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How to reproject base layers in OpenLayers?

The issue is: I have vector/topo/image tiled maps for some places in north america which were published as ArcGIS Server REST service. These maps (A) are based in EPSG26912 projection. Now I wanna ...
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Polygon gradient fills / tint bands in QGIS

Is it possible to use a gradient fill on a polygon in QGIS? I would like to have my polygons with a colour at the edges, fading to clear/white as it moves away from the edge. The majority of the ...
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What is the most “logical” route generating site (for Europe by car)?

What is the most logical route generating site do you think is out there? By logical I mean optimizing the driving time between two points. (Not always is the fastest way to proceed found along the ...
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How is margin of error reported on a map?

When reporting estimates you should always include the margin of error. There are conventional ways of reporting margin of error in a table, text or graph. But, how do you report margin of error for ...
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Provincial Base Mapping Data Sources in Canada

I'm very familiar with the Ontario Base Mapping Data, and am looking for similar data for other Canadian Provinces. Perhaps we can start a list of resources here? I'm looking for something at a larger ...
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Is there a layout view in Quantum GIS?

Is there a layout view in Quantum GIS (something similar to ArcGis layout view) ? Anyway I am looking for tutorial or some good practices how i can prepare a nice map to print in Quantum GIS.
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Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?

I understand what the difference is between the Web Mercator projection and Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMAS). I also understand that both Google and Esri have adopted this projection as their ...
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How to normalize choropleth maps of census information?

I'm trying to improve on the census-based maps on this site, which shows census values at 5 scales from Collection Districts through to State. Currently the maps show whole numbers (eg total ...
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Converting projected coordinates to google maps pixels

I have a single polygon in a local projection system. I would like to convert that polygon into an image that can be used as an overlay on google maps. I understand that it may be better to use ...
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How to point out a city from a map image of world with longitude and latitude?

have a map image 800px wide. How can I figure out a city. like New York has 40.75 latitude and -73.98 longitude. I have to pin a mark over this point. Before I have done with x_axis and y_axis which ...
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What is your workflow for designing “antique” maps?

I currently work with ArcGIS 9.3 and have decent competence with Adobe CS4-5 of Photoshop and Illustrator. I'm more than happy to branch out to other software. Essentially, I'd like to get really ...
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How to uncheck toggle button in mapbasic?

I want to check un check togglebutton but I don't know how to alter using mapbasic. Is there any command to alter it? I could not find it in MapInfo user guide. I have command: Alter Button But ...
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How to find which table has layer in mapinfo?

Is it possible to find if table has layer Or print list of layers? Edit:: I have a table when I selete some data from table like: Select * from earth where population >100 Then it create new ...
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How to manipulate select query in mapinfo so that it does not high light the selected data?

I have select query in a button but I don't want user to see the way I am changing the map coordinate while selecting specific points and adding a layer. How is it possible to do that in a button ? ...
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What kind of table is bingHybrid?

I closed all table but I don't wan't to close underlying map eg like bingHybrid in mapinfo. How to prevent. Any detail about there map and way to handle while closing layers would be appreciated.
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How to hide coordinates points in mapinfo?

I have created labels ,legends scale and North-direction pointer but I now need to conditionally hide or show the points using button in mapbasic program but I don't know the syntax. Where can I ...
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How to add custom Icon to buttons on buttonpads in mapinfo?

I have made buttons with icons availabe in mapinfo but now i want to add custom icon. Is it possible my code is as follows: Include "icons.def" Declare Sub Main Declare Sub button_prompt Sub ...
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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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What are the best ways to connect two coordinates on mapinfo?

I have with the help of this forum drawn a coordinate system with longitude and latitude at different location. I am trying to connect these sites what is the best way to connect. Is it just drawing ...
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Display LiDAR data in E00 (interchange file) on maps

I have Lidar data in E00 files (interchange files). Can I overlay them on some maps like say Bing maps or Geoserver with OpenLayers? If yes, what is the right way of doing it?
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How to Zoom in QGIS Print Composer Without a Scroll Wheel

I am attempting to print a simple map from QGIS in portrait orientation. When I use the "Add New Map" tool it brings the map in at an extent which matches my original data frame if I were to use ...
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Is there cartographic convention to ordering legend items (high-low or low-high)?

When you symbolise a layer in ArcMap, the symbols are ordered from low value to high value by default. Is that necessarily "correct"? I've never officially studied cartography - is there a convention ...
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Why would labels not display in dynamic arcserver service?

I’ve got a dynamic map service running ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 that will periodically stop displaying labels for some features. When you access the service either through a web application, or ...
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How can I generate a high resolution rendering of the globe?

I am building an ANSI E poster size map collection and would like to add a nice rendering of the globe to the maps indicating the approximate position of the region on the globe. The problem is that ...
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How to style beautiful road maps with QGIS?

I am trying to design a beautiful map using Qgis. As I'm a software developer not a designer, I was hoping that this will be easy, but it isn't! There is a similar question here Qgis tutorials and ...
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Is it easy to digitize in ArcGIS using the Wacom tablet?

I do just enough digitizing (and touching up/ drawing when post-processing) to perhaps warrant the purchase of a Wacom tablet. Just wondering how well it plays with ArcGIS. What are your experiences? ...
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Why do Web ADF Map and MapResourceManager maintain their state in session this way?

I'm using ArcGIS Server Local datasource. ArcGIS Web ADF MapResourceManager control maintains resources added once until session is abandoned. Why does it do so? Why not just use viewstate? Map ...
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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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GeoTools Dynamic Layer

I need to change the features of a MapLayer in real-time but I don't know how I can update/refresh/repaint the layer on the map without having to remove it and add it again (which creates flickering). ...
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Is there any experience using Computer Games to display GIS data?

besides being a GIS use I'm a big computer game fan. Games like Civilization, Minecraft, World at War and many others have a very powerfull engine to display huge maps in a beutifull way. I was ...
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Accessibility Mapping

The realm of cartography depicts many facets of the physical space within both urban and non urban settings. Specifically within the urban setting lies the challenge of navigating spaces such as ...
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Can I change the font type in all Text_Elements in a page?

I want to change all the font styles in a number of mxd's from "Lucinda Sans" or whatever the current one is to "Arial" without changing the font size. I wrote a simple script to find/replace text ...
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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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How do I automate custom edge labels for township range in ArcGIS 10?

I need to label township ranges along the side and top of my map, respectively. I know the grid in the frame properties is a way to label the edges with lat/lon. I Think there is a way to do the same ...
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polymaps & poly… polygons

I've been playing with Bing Maps + Polymaps recently. It has become apparent that Bing is the only mapping resource available to Polymaps that includes satellite imagery. Is this true? I am trying ...