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Alternative layperson-friendly names for 'Legend'?

I am making a mobile mapping app that has a button that displays a legend. Because my legend is initially hidden from view, it is really important the text I put in the button that displays the ...
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Map automation, create and populate inset maps for densely-labelled areas

I would like to know if it is possible to automate the example in the picture below, unlike the picture below i'm using vector data. I would like for a fixed scale generate map, but when labels are ...
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Forcing long layer names to multiple lines based on specified legend width in ArcGIS Desktop?

Do to various limitations I almost always create static (graphic) legends but I do have the occasional map where impeccable cartography is secondary to functionality hence a dynamic legend is ...
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Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?

Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?
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Placing all labels in ArcMap non-overlapped by extending arrow/line from label to point? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping, but by extending an arrow/line from the label to the point. I've tried the call out box, but I couldn't find a way to ...
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Key for a Heat Map

I have a question about heat maps and the correct way to describe the results. I have a dataset of small historic territorial units which vary greatly in size in different parts of a country. I want ...
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Converting projected coordinates to google maps pixels

I have a single polygon in a local projection system. I would like to convert that polygon into an image that can be used as an overlay on google maps. I understand that it may be better to use ...
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Is there an international standard with GIS symbols for power distribution objects?

Like I said in title, Im wondering if there is a standard that points out symbols for power distribution objects, power plants etc... Thanks
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Is it possible to sync the extents of two open mxds?

I've never seen it, and it's not vital, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to sync the extents of two open mxds? I'm pulling an old ims service into one mxd, and have another mxd open that i ...
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How to handle a dashed border line that becomes solid because it is shared

I am using Arc 10.3.1 and I am having a cartographic dilemma. As shown in the picture below, I have dashed line representing borders of various city zones. Where these border lines share borders ...
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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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Align Symbol to Line

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 - ArcInfo license. I'm a fairly new user. I'd like to align rectangular symbols perpendicular to to the lines that reside nearby. I have two layers. A layer containing lines ...
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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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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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Creating legend with new data defined symbols functionality in QGIS?

I have a large geology data set that I need to display using an industry standard set of symbols and colours. The symbols and colours are attributes of the data. I have been using the data defined ...
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Can I view the Geoserver zoom level in QGIS

I am creating some sld's using QGIS for use in Geoserver and wanted to view the current zoom level so that I can then define it in the zoom level. Is this possible? For example <!-- Local ...
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A library/software to create DEM from a topographic map

In one of my projects I need to digitize video clips showing some natural landscape. Specifically I need to know distances between different areas and elevation levels. I have a topographic map of ...
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Zoom out grayed out in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I'm using ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.13 The zoom out slide button is grayed out, however it works when clicked. Does anybody know how to make it not grayed out? My map initialization code looks ...
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Tilemill: Re-Export failed tiles after export

My Tilemill exports (MBTiles) tend to fail quite often lately... (Resume Tilemill MBTiles export after crash a bounty is waiting for anybody who helps me there btw ;-) ). We kind of solved the problem ...
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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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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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Including two different maps in one QGIS Print Composer

How do I use print composer in QGIS 2.0.1 to produce a final product with two different maps on the same sheet? I can't figure out how to use the 'add a map' button to add anything other than a ...
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Overlapping lines representation

Cartography question. I do have administrative boundries for counties in polygon FC. What tool do I use to prioritise display of features. In example, when lines overlap- I want to show only 1 dashed ...
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Data Driven Pages and exporting PDF using Python [closed]

I am able to zoom into map_index shapefile rows for a group of mxd documents in layoutview and export zoomed record as a PDF document at the same time. I tried to combine below codes to make the ...
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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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Showing two locations in map closer to each other than in reality for space issues

I'm working on ArcMap 10.2.2. I need to print two maps for three municipalities, a city (Florence, Italy) and two smaller towns (Signa and Impruneta) in its vicinity. One map with the city and the ...
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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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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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What is GIS for Indigenous Peoples?

I am working on a short course for a group of indigenous 10-15 year old children in a couple of weeks and want to start the program with a short intro (90s) of what GIS is and how it can help them. I ...
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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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How to count record points within a given area (electoral district)? [duplicate]

New user to GIS and to QGis but experienced data user. I have shapefiles for a state legislative districts. I have a set of individual voter records that I have geocoded. What I'd like to do is ...
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ArcPy gives error Object: CreateObject cannot open map document?

This should be a really simple process but I am having issues. I want to search a workspace for all files with a certain string and then add them to the current workspace with a selected symbology. ...
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Making Map Matching Points to Roads [duplicate]

I'm having some trouble while map matching these points for some streets. Could you lend me a hand?
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Putting home location and name in Google Maps? [closed]

I want to put my home address in Google Maps forever. I registered my home location like a shopping mall, Restaurant, bar, hotels, shops store, office etc. Please describe step by step.