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ESRI ArcMap Legend Formatting

Is there a way in ArcMap Legend Properties to make the legend above look like the picture below?
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Inserting scale bar in ENVI without resolution loss

I am currently using ENVI version 5.3.1 and am trying to insert a scale bar to the image, in addition to the north arrow already provided by default. I have tried searching on how to do this with most ...
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Looking for a Map View App like Sky View that will give me POV of landmarks

I am trying to find an app that will allow me to mark locations on a map, then switch to a camera view mode and show those landmarks. For example, if you notated several mountaintops on the map, ...
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How to Add modify feature into my webmap script?

I am using OpenLayers. I have a web portal with all the option. How can I add the modify feature into it?
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Formula for Nicolosi Globular Projection

What is the formula for the Nicolosi Globular projection? In other words, what is the function that maps the coordinate (φ, λ) on the sphere to the coordinate (x, y) on the plane? You can assume ...
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Is there an equivalent to Map unit in ArcMap?

I need to have points, lines and texts in ArcMap in map units like in QGIS so I can zoom to the feature and see it like it's a raster. Is there anything I can do to manage that? I use ArcMap 10.2.2
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Determining printed map projection?

A friend of mine is working on a small project to map receding North Pole summer sea ice minimums by decadal averages on a wall-paper map. Unfortunately, it seems as though the map projection for ...
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How to use real GIS tools to make skewed area maps for infographics

I'm a junior GIS tech, trying to make a map as part of an infographic. I wanted to do one where the size of polygons varied with a particular numeric attribute. Something like this one, where each ...
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Map projection classification - Tissot's indicatrices are perfect circles, but the projection is not conformal

Recently, led by the perfectly circular shape of the Tissot's indicatrices all over the projection plane, I have concluded that a particular projection is conformal. However, after calculating angular ...
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How to achieve Super or Subscript graticule labels in QGIS Composer windows

It is quite common for paper topographic maps to label the map graticule with ordinate values in a mixture of superscript and standard digits, eg. ⁴123⁰⁰⁰ to emphasise the significant digits. The ...
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How to extract values from a raster using R?

I'm a beginner at using R software, and I'm attempting to perform a percent linear stretch on the following raster data: > KBnew #class: RasterLayer #dimensions : 27018, 26389, 712978002 (nrow,...
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ArcGIS - Way to make interior of selected polygons partially transparent?

Is there a way to make the interior of selected polygons partially transparent as there is with polygons of a layer?
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How to create dynamic (depend on scale) coordinates grid in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I am working in ArcGIS Desktop. I want to dynamicly change my coordinate grid in layout view depending on map's scale. How to do that? Currently I have to change this manually every time I zoom in or ...
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How to overlay Historic map onto Google Earth using QGIS?

I am very new to QGIS. I have a Plat Map of my home town from the early 1900's that I would like to overlay on Google Earth. The problem I'm having is the map will not line up. I can get roads to ...
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using qq map tiles with the leaflet.js :Uncaught Error: No value provided for variable {x16}

I tried to use qq map tiles with the leaflet.js but it has an error "Uncaught Error: No value provided for variable {x16}" and cannot show map. My code var map = L.map('map'); map.setView([39....
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Advanced Cartography of a line feature [duplicate]

I'm attempting to duplicate the maroon boundary line. I've used offsets in the line symbol editing but can't seem to achieve the smooth blend you see the picture. I've tried using multiple layers of ...
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Change map element order in ArcPy

I am trying to change the order of text elements through arcpy, such as sending them to the front or to the back. I know I can change the position of text elements using arcpy, but I can't find any ...
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Creating DEM from topography map in QGIS [duplicate]

For my geology diploma project I need to create DEM from topography map my professor gave me to use as a base map. The map is georeferenced. My idea was to draw lines over the izolines of the map, ...
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How to set bounds and make map bounce back if moved away?

I wanna make this map bounces to the center, and make the red line the limit that you can move the map. Don't know why my fitbounds doesn't work. Any help? My code: var mapBounds = L.latLngBounds([...
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How to make a network /tower coverage map in in mapbox

I am new to mapping and currently I am trying to make a map showing coverage of a network provider here in my country. The map I am trying to achieve should look similiar to that at http://www.imore....
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Strategies to keep cost of hosting your own map server and geocoder low

I'm currently thinking about setting up my own tile server (mapnik, mod_tile, renderd) and geocoder (nominatim) for my application. In short, the application aims to let a user specify his location ...
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I want to use Google map in OpenLayers3

I want to know how I use Google map in OpenLayers. I already know, that some example codes exist, but it's too hard to understand them. Also, I already use OSM, Bing, and ArcMap. I found lots of ...
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Which map projection should I use for a country land cover map?

I am currently completing a piece of GIS work and I am a bit stuck, even after doing some reading. What would the appropriate map projection and co-ordinate system be for a land cover map for a ...
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Name of Round road in Center of Amritsar, India?

New Info I just found out this area used to be a wall with 12 gates. Portions of the wall are still there. Still researching name of roads, or portions of the road, such as Bazaar Rd on South-West ...
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How to cartographically generalise buildings/settlements in QGIS?

I have a set of buildings in a polygon layer which I'm going to use in a 50k map. Since the buildings are tiny I cannot show the actual form of the building, instead I'm taking the centroid of the ...
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Drag'n'drop form fieldset to Openlayers map or viceversa

I tried to google if somebody would have tried this but all I could find was drag'n'drop functionality for available markers. I would like to use dynamic form for creating eg. title and description ...
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Changing legend label when cycling through Atlas created with QGIS composer

I have project which gets updated regularly and can have multiple areas which need to be mapped individually to go into separate reports. I generate an atlas in the composer and I have created a rule-...
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Map composer issue

I am using QGis (latest version, OS X) and whan I create a map on map composer everything works fine. I export the map to pdf file and also goes fine. But when I save and close it and then close the ...
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Mapping methodology and/or clustering technique needed [closed]

I have a scenario in which I have two service centers (A & B) in an area. The capacity of these service centers are different. Service Center A can serve twice as many as Service Center B. They ...
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Why did the USGS use 1:24,000 scale for their large scale topo maps?

I can't find any particular reason this scale was used for most of their 7.5 minute large scale topo maps. At 1:24000 1"=2000' and 1cm=240m and the area per map varies between 49 and 70 square miles, ...
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Is there an alternative to Shapeburst Fill that does not fade out in QGIS?

I would like to highlight the areas of certain shapes with a thick stroke. However, the accuracy of my shapes is quite high (which is needed for certain zoom details), so that the "simple line" does ...
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Using OpenLayers 3 Feature onclick event?

I looked for a way to fire onclick event and I found Adding event handler to feature in OpenLayers 3? at Stack Overflow. I undestand from this question is that there is no event onclick to features. ...
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OpenLayers creating Marker Vector Layer

I have seen over the internet a lot of examples of using Features paste them into the Vector layer and after that insert the layer to the map . basic example: <script> var iconFeature = ...
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Random color ramp issue

I have one set of polygons and one set of points sharing a common attribute (value 0-503). When applying style with new random color ramp (Categorized) the first set of polygons is displayed ...
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Arcpy mapping text element reset

I am writing a script to create thousands of maps and I am trying to create a table that updates for every map. Basically an updating table of the information specific to each map. I have been trying ...
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Creating a map with custom icons

I am busy with a project where in i am mapping the Atlanticwall bunkers in my city and i would like some help. Now I am making screenshots of a map and then I paste my 2d blueprints at the exact ...
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Can someone help me identify this part of the map?

I'm sure 1 is a road, but what are those bumps on the side? I'm guessing 2 is a footpath. I have no idea what 3 is, if you don't know what it is, fine, let's leave it at that. I searched for what ...
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Resolve Building Conflicts - the open source way?

In ArcGIS there is a tool called Resolve Building Conflicts and I'd like to achieve the same using only open source tools (QGIS, GDAL etc), preferably on Mac OS instead. In the long run I'm trying to ...
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How to create a fantasy map

I would like to create a realistic map of a fantasy world to have an overview over the world. Now I search for a suitable editor to draw the map from scratch. One of my continents starts at the South ...
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MapInfo2leafletjs tool

I've downloaded a tool to export a table from MapInfo GIS to leafletjs. The base map from Openstreetmap has been created, but the choropleth map of regions is not being displayed. One possible ...
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Snapping in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I want to add more than one layer to snapping in map var layerInfos = [ {layer:results[0].layer} ]; snappingManager.setLayerInfos(layerInfos);
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how to make interactive map on sphere in unity3d

I am working on a Unity3d Project and want to show world map using google on sphere or plane but actually the problem is GOOGlE provide stataic api which don't provide image greater then 640x640. How ...
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Hiding Overlapping Lines in ArcMap?

I am trying to figure out the best solution to hide overlapping lines. I have a layer of polygons representing crustal plates. I have a polyline layer of fault lines that overlap some of the polygon ...
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Exotic Projections QGIS

I would like to use some projections in QGIS that I can't see supported directly. An example would be something like this conformal cube projection. http://www.csiss.org/map-projections/...
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Mapping proportional Data for two group on single Map?

I have no experience in mapping but for my research purpose I required to map certain data on Map of certain country. Data is like this : State Proportion of X Proportion of Y Rest A ...
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How to filter the legend according to the current Atlas page?

I filter the legend by map in the map composer. Some symbols must be used for two legend entries, as you can see below. When I start the atlas tool, the legend displays - if the symbol contained by ...
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How to Simultaneously Map Mean and Margin of Error

This is an aesthetics/methods question for mapping the mean and margin of error (for 95% confidence interval) together in a single dataframe in ArcMap 10.2.2. Input: A polygon shapefile with ...
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QGIS 2.12 map composer issue with vectors

i am making a map that includes all kinds of vector layers; the map looks perfect in QGIS 2.12 Lyon as well as in map composer. None of the layers have scale-dipendent visibility; i have the following ...
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How to weigh the size of a spatial event with respect to the number of its hotspots?

This is probably a map algebra problem. I have a 2D map with values ranging 0.0 to 1.0 spread all over it. The algorithm that produces them is an application of the fractional Brownian motion. The map ...
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How do I get my Data Driven Pages Inset Map to center the grid featured?

I'm doing data driven pages manually. I had this working out just fine but I must have changed the settings and can't figure out how to get the locator map to follow the grid featured.