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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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Creating map with same-area hexagonal polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to figure out (1) what this type of map linked here is called (I've been unable to find the name through search), and (2) whether there is an Arc tool that will transform a shapefile or ...
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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 ...
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ArcMAP Index Grid, feature list

I am creating a simple map of state owned lands in my County. I want to use a lookup table that I can use to list a number of attributes and associate with the FID between features on the map and the ...
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How do you change the map units returned on ArcGISRuntime 10.2.4 for .NET

I am working on a project that requires the frequent usage of feet as the expected unit of input and output. We're using the .NET SDK with the Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Controls.Mapview in WPF. Basically we ...
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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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Can QGIS place diagrams in map legend?

I have this map and I want to put these red circles in the legend of the map according to this form: Is there a way to do that in QGIS? Thanks
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Making a 3D map with shapefiles, lidar and aerial image data

I want to try to make a simple 3D map for a small area (10 square miles) with some housing, some roads and some vegetation on it. My geodata is as follows: shapes with houses/roads/vegetation. ...
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Why don't shapefiles online contain the coastline (country borders)?

I have searched everywhere and Geofabric has the best packages of shps yet doesn't have the coastline of countries. I'm talking about the line that demarcates a country i suppose they are called ...
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Calculating distance between latitude and longitude points using python

I have a database of 2000 points, which is in CSV format containing latitude and longitude. I want to find the distance between all these points, and then show these points in a map by using pyQGIS; I ...
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Simplifying road network for cartography?

How do I simplify and merge segments of a complex network for cartographic purposes? As you can see, i have a lots of segments and i want to merge and simplify to looks neat on a scale of 1: 100 000. ...
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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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Colour coding by day - any conventions?

I'm working on a map showing on which days garbage is collected in different areas. That means it's pretty tempting to colour code each zone with a different colour representing a day of the week. ...
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Representing overlapping polylines in QGIS

I have several shapefiles representing bus lines with different colors for each segment, however, because the lines are exactly superposed, only the shapefile on top can be seen. Is there a way to ...
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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 convert a spatialpolygon to a SaptialPolygonsDataFrame and add a column to the atrribute table

coast<-readShapeSpatial("coastline.shp") landc<-readShapeSpatial("landcover.shp) ro<-readShapeSpatial("roads.shp") bc<-gBuffer(ro,width=100) landc$ratings=1 ...
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How to create a US map in R with separation between states and clear labels?

I was trying to figure out how to create a map like down below in R on the Stack Exchange but maybe that's the wrong community and the GIS side is a better spot. Currently, I'm able to add the ...
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Concentric Ellipses around polygons as a representation of density

I have someone who has given me a thumbnail of a map with some concentric ellipsoids placed in estimated high density locations for our business. One location has three, and two other location have ...
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Kriging to calculate forest biomass?

I am trying to create biomass map using Kriging from ground sample point. I have about 150 and 53 point plot for dense and sparse strata. The data is not normal so I have transformed it. After ...
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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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Fixing mercator coordinates that are outside the world bounding box?

I'm using mercator-projected overlays from a crowdsourced website where volunteers georectify images of maps by hand. Unfortunately, the slippy map that serves as the site's interface wraps and allows ...
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Is there a name for 0,0?

Is there a name for the latitude/longitude pair 0,0? On a graph, (0,0) is referred to as the "origin" but I'm not sure if that term also applies to the location 0,0 in cartography.
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How to create 3D globe images highlighting a specific country or 2D country map with capital?

I am building an Anki flashcard set that should contain country flags, names and (ideally) a 3D globe with the country outlined, as can be seen on Wikipedia. I've already completed the part that ...
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Improving species richness map?

I asked for help in Creating species distribution map? about creating a species richness map out of X/Y coordinates and an information how many species there are in each coordinate. I finally got it ...
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force QGIS-labels behind polygon areas

Is it possible to force labels behind a polygon dataset. In my case I want to put 50% transparent polygons onto areas, which are shown "inactive" on maps. Unfortunately, some feature labels are shown ...