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How to make a fixed block of text in cartodb instead of infowindows?

I started to use CartoDB today for a school project, it is here : https://elenab.cartodb.com/viz/3c08e76a-ec4a-11e5-8d14-0ecfd53eb7d3/public_map But what I would like to do is to have a block of text ...
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Reordering Category Layers in QGIS

I was wondering if there is a way to reorganize the layers when applying a style based on a categorizing value? I have many values, but I would like to rearrange them alphabetically. In ArcMap there ...
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from/to ellipsode to/from cartesian conversion

i am trying to convert from/to ellipsoidal coordinates (lat,lng,alt) to/from cartesian(x,y,z) i wrote the below code to do the conversion, but given the initial values of the gpsLat and gpsLng i ...
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Custom labels - aligned to rectangular objects, in a specific position and with multiple attributes using Mapinfo?

Can the following be done in Mapinfo? It should be formula based without manual formatting as performed by my predecessor to get the following output. So Grave_No on right parallel to the y axis ...
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D3.js geojson rendering problem

Step 1 I have install mapshaper in my machine and browse all those required file along .shp, .shx and .dbf file . Step 2 : I am able to see required shape of this particular district in mapshaper ...
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Setting up Hot Key to zoom to Map Scale?

I'm wondering if I can set up a hot key to zoom to 1:4500 whenever I use it. Also if I can set up a hot key to zoom in to 1:1250. I have these two extents set up in the custom extent area and when ...
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How to create a map legend in ArcMap? [closed]

Finished all my analysis and would like to make a legend to display the data in the map I have.
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Examples of Creative Cartography

I am looking for some examples of creative cartographic output. I am planning for something like a mixture of cartography, graphic design and spatial information. The output will be initially in ...
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Styling 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 Where to find QGIS ...
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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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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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R : convert a spatial polygon objet to spatial polygon data frame

My goal is to modify an existing shapefile by merging certain polygons. After importing the shapefile and using the UnionSpatialPolygons command, I get the polygon outline that I want. However, this ...
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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 change dimension annotation style in ArcMap 10.1?

For some reason, the option to add a "New" or "Import" style is grayed out. I tried creating a different dimension annotation feature class with the style I want, and then copy and pasting the records....
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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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Wrong Scale Bar in Map Composer

I am attempting to add a scale bar into QGIS Map Composer for a single layer showing a map of Jervis Bay, NSW Australia. I have changed both the project and layer CRS to 'MGA56 (EPSG:28356)' and have ...
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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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What Makes a Map Beautiful? [closed]

Oftentimes when we make maps it is based on our subjective interpretation of what is aesthetically pleasing. I would like it if people posted examples of beautiful maps, displaying any phenomena in ...
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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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Data Frame Property options have changed

I have Googled and searched ESRI help files and experimented until I am blue, not to mention reloading ArcGIS Desktop10 for Repair and adding the SP5 to it. I no longer have the options of border or ...
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Automate Splitting Polygons Into Sections

I've searched for similar problems on this topic but can't find a solution. I need to split many, many, many cemetery sections into 8 (mostly) equal pieces each. Each section is for the most part ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Are there any books about the psychology of cartography?

I have the daunting task to do a seminar about the psychology of cartography. I have zero training in this field and would like to ask if anyone has ever tackled this angle?...I would like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solutions for uploading maps to GPS (forestry maps: roads, trails, hydro, polygons)?

I'm using a QGIS 2.2.0 Valmiera on a Windows 8.1 system Desktop. I'm a forester and I would like to have a cheap solution to load maps into the handheld Garmin 60, 62 or 64 series GPS. Free would be ...
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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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How to select a line from a osm shape by osm_id

I'm using TileMill to make a map, but I can't seem to be able to format a specific item with a specific osm_id via mss. I have a shape file added as a layer #line: Then, in the features list of #...
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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, ...