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Guidance when to style your features in Tilemill vs. Leaflet?

I've found this generally to be dependent on each project's goals (or what the client wants), but when you have the options, what any rules of thumb or guidelines do use you in a project to determine ...
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Removing features whose labels are not displayed?

Using ArcMap 10.0, I am working on a map that shows many villages. Each village has a name attribute that I want to use for a label, but in some areas there are so many villages that not all can be ...
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Why do we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude” for a spherical body?

To specify a geographic coordinate we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude”. Far as I know, these terms derive from the Latin latitudo (= breadth) and longitudo (= length). In German we use the ...
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How to calculate point from lat/long, angle, and distance? [duplicate]

I am trying to calculate the point from a given lat/long, a bearing, and a distance. This is for plotting weather given a aeronautical way point. For example: Given a waypoint with a known ...
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How can I upload more than 10 images in a category map?

I did a category map with 30 different categories. For each, I would like to upload an image but the "wizards" permits me to upload only ten images and then one image for "others". Is it possible to ...
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Enlarge region/features in shape file

I'm completely new to QGIS. I have a shape file over the counties in Denmark (see here for what the shape file looks like). The counties around Copenhagen are rather small and I'd like to add an ...
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Choosing intervals for a map of race in the United States

I'm creating an open map layer of race in the United States using Census Data. This layer will be publicly available in the near future as "Justice Map". The goal is to help others create maps using ...
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Possible workflows for shaded relief representation as vector

I am looking for a good workflow on how to represent relief on a map as vector (e.g. for further processing in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape). My inspiration is the present google maps at zoom level ...
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Asp code for distance in SQL sever

I've looked around but I can't find the answer anywhere and im getting kinda frustrated now. I'm using sql server and what im trying to do is to find apartments within a 0.5km radious of a said ...
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Displaying road outlines but not segments i.e. no lines at intersections? [duplicate]

I have the roads that I want to just display at outlines but not segments (I.e not disconnected from each road). I am trying dissolve but its not working. Attached is a link to a package file of ...
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Trace vector map from GeoTiff, Garmin

My goal is to create a vector map for my Garmin GPS by tracing over a topo raster. The vector data would be exported in ESRI SHP format and later converted for Garmin. So far, I can load the geo ...
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Map production checklist for organisation

I would like to create a map production workflow list for my GIS colleagues at a local public authority. When someone orders a map, I would like to have a kind of check list where we can just run ...
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Any android application for field mapping with Google map in background

I need a android/iPhone app, through which I can draw point/line/polygon while survey only. The app should have facility to use Google satellite imagery or provision for uploading base maps. Please ...
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High Resolution Sinusoidal Interrupted Projection of the Earth

My grandfather built a rather large globe 10 years ago and never got to complete it (he started drawing about a fifth of it by hand and just gave up after that). I have been looking for a sinusoidal ...
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Color region polygons according to cluster label

I want to present data on a map of our country. I have used R for showing the clusters on a country! Here the steps I took: setwd('D:/r/cluster2') channel <- odbcConnectExcel('cluster.xls') data ...
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Drawing roads with different widths

I'm drawing roads with different widths. The road data is constructed using GeoJson. (Each road is represented with a LineString.) When I draw the roads with almost the same width, a trivial, direct ...
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Coloring thousands of polygons so each is distinct from its neighbors?

I am using ArcGIS 10, and I have layers of the 2010 Census blocks, block groups, and tracts. There are thousands of polygons in these layers. I want to color them so that each is distinct from its ...
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how to create a cloropleth world map in arcgis 10.2

I am new to arcgis and I am trying to create a cloropleth map to display ratio values for different countries. I believe that my basemap will need to have a country layer so that the shading of ...
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What purpose do intersection points serve when mapping?

In this old map of California you will notice a ring of intersection points, all circling the focal land mass of the map. What are these intersections used for? I assume they are meant to guide the ...
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Halo use background color

As you see on the attached image, I labeled contour lines on the map (in meter). Which function will allow the "halo" to take the background color of the map? On the image, the halo is greenish which ...
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Showing percentage symbol in ArcGIS map labels?

I'm trying to show percentage poverty per municipality on the map I'm working on, and I have the percentage values displayed on the map, but I don't know how to get the percentage symbol itself to ...
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QGIS developer help: custom icon

I'm a new QGIS developer and I have some difficulties to implement the follow feature: I want to track a live gps receiver and draw a custom icon (like png) in a map layer. I'm using a rubber band ...
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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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Best simple GIS for Estate inventory and mapping

I think my GIS needs would be considered simple for the 3500 acre estate I manage: create maps of our roads, trails, fields, and buildings, and show distances on the roads and trails; calculate ...
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how to not print scalebar and how to print the zoom bar that shows on map

I am using javascript api for ArcGIS and need to print the zoom bar on map, but don't want the scale information to be printed. How can I achieve this?
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How to create labeling similar to this map?

Any ideas on if ArcMap is able to create labeling similar to this map? Ie. 95xx or 9500 is listed outside of the units and the the actual last 2 digits are listed within so that each unit does not ...
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Display followers count on Google maps using R

How can I plot the count of followers, locations wise on google maps - Im using R language my data is as below: for(i in 1:25){print(friends_obj[[i]]$location)} [1] "London & Glasgow/Edinburgh, ...
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Overlay Shapefile and Raster layer in R [duplicate]

I have a raster layer with climate data from the north of Mexico, part of Canada and the US mainland. I am trying to restrict the climate data to only the zone of the US mainland. To do this I thought ...
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which map projection should be used for global map with geography and human demographics

I am working on a project to try to identify the most threatened populations (on a global scale) of having a limited access to freshwater. I want to compare those most at risk currently and then add ...
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Map missing in map composer and when I print map

I am new to QGIS and am probably missing something but when I set up a new composer and add a map to the page nothing appears. I have pressed the render button and the up date with no results. When I ...
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Approach to creating a multivariate choropleth map with diverging color scheme(s)

We recently had primary elections in the community I serve. With the results having been released, there have been some requests for precinct level maps. Many of these primary elections featured more ...
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TileMill OGR Plugin: Failed to read GeoJSON data

I'm trying to load the following into a TileMill layer as the file build1.geojson { "type": "Feature", "geometry": { "type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[ ...
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What does it mean if a topographic map is indicated to be “West of fifth Meridian”

The Natural Resources Canada topographic map A 741, 83 C/7, edition 3 has a (bilingual) indication at the bottom stating: WEST OF FIFTH MERIDIAN       OUEST DU ...
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How to simplify shapefiles without losing attributes?

I want to simplify a huge shapefiles using mapshaper. However whenever I simplify the shapefile I loose a lot of data attributes. how can we simplify the shape files while retaining at least some of ...
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When symbolising by category can I make the transparency different for each category? [duplicate]

Normally when I'm making something semi-transparent I edit the transparency in layer properties, but now im trying to make something in the layer (a symbol level) semi transparent. I want to edit the ...
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Create a raster map from more than one shape

I've some shapefile loaded in Arcmap (steets, buildings...) with an appropriate symbology ad I need to convert them to unique raster, to obtain a map (like topographic map) with a specified resolution ...
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Map generation failing with Kartograph.js

I am trying to generate a very simple map using kartograph.js. But some how my code is not working. <html> <head> <script src="jquery-1.8.3.min.js"></script> ...
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How do you create a map that has choropleths that will change with a timeslider? [closed]

I have data for different countries over time that I would like to display in a choropleth map with a time slider that plays automatically on click. What is the best way to do this. Thanks.
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Want to get an SHP file for my coutry Algeria

H everyone , i'm running a clustering test on my country with R, but the problem the clustering doen't look good because of the map i have, i hant to get a bigger map of my country 'ALGERIA' in an SHP ...
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ArcGIS Labeling Expression when truncation needed to fit in some polygons? [closed]

What would be the expression coding for if the address is 14802. But if the whole address cannot fit inside the building dimessions, then it should be truncated to the last two digits - 02. I am ...
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Change palette of basic colors grid in 'Select color' dialog

I would like to know if there is a way to change the default palette of colors (48 Basic colors) which is displayed on the dialog "Select Color". Specifically, I want that when I add a layer the ...
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how to sub in a map id instead of a topo basemap

My apologies for the extremely newbie question, but I've been working with the Bookmark widget (https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/widget_bookmarks_dropdownbutton.html) in the sandbox ...
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How to display raster attributes by default?

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 ...
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Slippy map tile question and good practice

I have created a small slippy map (Leaflet) and have given it a bounding box. If the user tries to pan/slide outside the given bounds then the map bounces back. Also, the slippy map only has tiles ...
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Creating trade flow maps in ArcGIS for Desktop (or any free software)?

I am trying to represent trade flows on a world map where the size and direction of arrows indicate the exports/imports of a given country. This type of map is commonly found in magazines and ...
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Rendering a map in QgsComposition on Win 7 / 8 in QGIS 2.2.0 with QgsComposerMap gives blank map

I'm writing a plugin for QGIS 2.2.0 which should render a pdf file with a map and some text. The code is working under Linux (current Arch) and Windows XP, but it's not working on Windows 7 or 8. ...
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List of Offensive Symbols/ Colours for Cartography

I was at a data visualization workshop a few days ago and someone there asked if there are any symbols/colours that might offend people when making charts, the presenter didn't really understand the ...
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How to create a transparent box in the map layout?

Is there a way to create a transparent box in the ArcGIS layout view similar to the one in the screenshot? I have tried without success adding a transparent box by inserting a neatline, adding a new ...
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How to set symbology based on an attribute of a 1-N table

Now, it is possible to edit geographic features and add elements in child tables using 1-N relationships. I want to construct a stacked - symbology which allows me to represent the multiple ...
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How to define the symbology used in QGIS print composer without using separate styles for screen and print

I use scale-dependent symbols for mapping (rendering Openstreetmap vectors as it happens). For instance paths show up when zoomed closer than 1:50000, but only roads show when zoomed out. The rules ...