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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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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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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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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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Archaeological spatiotemporal map using QGIS TimeManager?

I have been trying to use TimeManager to make a spatiotemporal map of artefacts found on a archaeological site. My goal is to show if there is areas on the site wich concentrates artefacts having ...
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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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Set polygon boarders to transparent in python

I am creating automated maps in ArcGIS with a similair Python Code which can be found here: Map automation to iterate through attribute table using ArcPy? I cannot find out on how to set the ...
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GIS, CAD and MAP in WPF application

I am searching for a gis/map engine SDK for WPF, that supports loading and editing CAD drawings onto a map (edit = switch layers on/off), with an option to use only local/network resources. Our users ...
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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 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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Exporting from ArcGIS 10.2 to PDF for editing in Inkscape-Where are the layers?

I'm trying to export a simple street map with markers from ArcGIS 10.2 to PDF for editing in Inkspace (Note: I've tried this with exports to .ai and SVG as well with results similar to those recounted ...
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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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How do I combine high resolution and generalized hillshade rasters to produce enhanced shaded relief?

I often add LiDAR data to a map along with a shaded relief. Most of the time i have to generalize the LiDAR dem depending on the scale of the map. Still, there is often too much detail and mountain ...
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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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How to gradient buffer background layer?

I have a map that was created by a contractor working for my employer before I began. I am not sure what GIS software the map was created in but it has an effect I would like to be able to reproduce ...
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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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How to style points in QGIS based on multiple attributes

While trying to find a useful way having earthquakes displayed, I noticed that it isn't that easy to manage. I'd like to be able to recognize the "Magnitude", "Date", and "Depth" from the style of ...
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what dictates the drawing order of overlapping features with in the same layer/feature class in ArcGIS?

I know that in ArcGIS drawing order is controlled by layers, and if I want to make some features be drawn on top of other features I can use definition queries to separate them into different layers ...
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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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What are the background/geography and foreground/data parts of a map called?

Consider a geographical map, e.g. a street map or satellite map, overlaid with some data, e.g. crime density or distance to closest voting booth. The former part is only used to orient the reader, so ...
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Use Java to automate service creation and display up to date data on map?

Our team is using ArcGIS and our requirement is To create a web application in JAVA with a map displaying various data from DB. The data gets updated periodically in the DB and the map should ...
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Label point according to cartographic representation position instead of geometry

I have set up a cartographic representation on a point feature class, which simply offsets the point. I would like to label the point at the representation, not at its physical location. I had a look ...
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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. ...
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How to create grid to divide large map into smaller sections using ArcGIS for Desktop?

This seems like it should be easy but I just can't find anything online that tells me how to do it. I have a map of small remnants of forest along creeks for an entire county in California. I need ...
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Can I reproduce this classic cartographic hillshade relief effect (hachures) electronically using modern DEM data?

I own a number of old cetral-European maps and I always liked the classic hand-drawn cartographic hillshade relief presentation that these maps feature. I am not wanting to reproduce the shading ...
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How to make a map showing the slopes of the terrain

I am not too familiar with techniques, and was looking for ways to make a slope map for a given area. It ended with finding this site and posting the question. We are in the process of zoning a new ...
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How to join number of point features into attribute of nearest line segment using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have point shapefile with lot of attributes, that represent road accidents and line shapefile with highways. What i want is to join attribute into line shapefile with value, that represent number of ...
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Learning classical geography - recommended literature etc

I've been working in the field of GIS for a few years now, and there are some disciplines of knowledge where I lack a good degree of education. My educational background is that I've studied computer ...
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Pink Tiled Map with Openlayers and Geoserver

I'm having a problem with the pink tiles when trying to display a map. I'm using Geoserver 2.6 . In the main html page , I reference to Openlayers with : This is how I define my layer : new ...
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Settings in ArcMap for exporting maps to be used in PowerPoint?

I was wondering if there are any good rules which can be adopted when making maps that are only going to be used digitally in PowerPoint, and what the best format to export is (tiffs, pdfs, jpegs)? ...
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How to create a map series of different rasters (same location, same legend)?

We have hundreds of raster images at the same location (same dimensions, pixel size, projection, etc.). We would like to display each one in its own map using the same legend with the same vector ...
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ArcGIS dot density for small areas

I'd like to use dot density to display some data in Arc, but the areas (polygons) I'm displaying it for are so small in some cases that I suspect the pattern is being misrepresented. If several ...
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CartoDB example for Airport routes?

I am a developer and I wanted to make a website where I can draw route from on Airport location to another airport location. But the route should be using D3.js or carto db. I am new in this ...
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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 show forested areas in ArcMap

Was wondering if someone could give me some pointers for a project I am working on. I need to create a map to show nest sites for Coopers Hawk from 2001. I have lat/long data for each point I will ...
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Contour line density thinning

Would anyone know how to thin contour lines in high gradient areas such as a cliff face? Using Esri ArcGIS 10.1 with Maplex labeling engine.
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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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Raising height of a certain part of choropleth

I have a working choropleth map which shows number of patients in a certain coloured area. I want to raise the height of the specific area according to the patient count. The variable height is equal ...
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Producing a Tiled, Interactive Map from Illustrator Data [duplicate]

Me: A newbie to the technical side of map making. I have extensive experience with Creative Suite apps and interactive and dynamic Flash, and some experience with interactive SVGs. The project: An ...
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Saving Graphics to map using WPF, C# and ArcGIS for Server?

I have everything working just like I need it to, but when I add a new graphic to the map it does not save it. So I will add it, close the application, and when I reopen it the graphic is gone. I have ...
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Optimal ArcGIS PDF export compression settings for raster topographic basemaps

There are a number of different compression options for exporting pdf files from ArcGIS (eg RLE, LZW, Deflate etc). But which is best for exporting raster topographic basemaps? Generally such maps ...
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Getting information out of an ArcGIS .lyr file

I'm using ArcGIS 10 and I downloaded a Raster layer from here: http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/glc2000/products.php When I unzip it I get the following files: 1 Aux-File (15KB) 1 ...
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How to link map to a timeline using Odyssey.js

Background info of our project: we are trying to do a vertical timeline that is linked to a map and story for web. Visuals are attached. We are using this plugin, ...
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Ohio State Plane to Lat/Lon

I've looked into a few other posts/libraries as far as converting between State Plane (Easting/Northing) to get a Lat/Lon value, however I've run into some trouble. I saw here ...
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How to display raster attributes by default in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a 4-bit thematic raster image with a color map from white to dark blue (Figure 1). The values 1 - 6 represent tree canopy cover at various breakpoints. I also created a raster attribute table ...