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Are there any simple map data sources like world.dat

I recently came across this blog post www.gnuplotting.org/plotting-the-world/ that used a file that holds a basic map of the world. Is there a name for this kind of data. Also is there a repository of ...
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English-taught bachelor programs in cartography and GIS science?

Is there any English-taught bachelor program in Cartography and GIS science in Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland? I've done massive homework about that, but haven't ...
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How to understand google map overlay type from object (polygon or polyLine)

var Line = new google.maps.Polyline({ path:predectionArray, editable: false, strokeColor: '#FF0000', strokeOpacity: 1.0, strokeWeight: 2 }); var Rect=new google.maps.Polygon({ ...
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Can I create a circle label with a leader in ArcMap?

I want to create a circle label with a leader using the standard Maplex labelling engine and symbology. Only 1 or 2 digit numbers will appear in the label. I can easily make square or rectangular ...
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How do I display NYC community specific data on an interactive map without longitude/latitude coordinates?

I have downloaded the NY Department of Sanitation's Monthly Tonnage Collection data from https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/DSNY-Monthly-Tonnage-Data/ebb7-mvp5#revert and I want to use this ...
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Is there an easy-to-install website plugin for territory routing?

For an application I'm creating, I want to be able to place dots on a map in locations that my users will be visiting. Each user will have his own locations he has to visit, so I'd like to 'connect ...
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Display two-dimensional color gradient for two different quantities

I have two overlapping raster layers. One contains quantity A from 0 to 100, and the other contains quantity B from 0 to 100. I'd like to create a map displaying both sets of data at once based on a ...
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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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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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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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Setting symbol descriptions of ArcMap layout legends from table?

ArcMap has the ability to show an extended description for each item in the symbol list. How can I populate that property from a table? The goal is to avoid having to edit each symbol one by one in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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What cartographic line symbol could make a coastline represent water like this old map?

I live in a coastal area with lots of islands. Sometimes with a black and white map it's hard to distinguish land from sea. So I'm trying to replicate this old map's style. I'm trying to do this in ...
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TIF format to view a vegetation Map with QGIS

I'm a new user of QGIS and I'm trying to view a map present in an online GIS dataset. There are several formats for this dataset and one of them is a TIF folder with several files: .tif, .tif.aux, ...
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what dictates the drawing order of overlapping features with in the same layer/feature class in ArcGIS?

I know that in ArcGIS drawing order is controlled by layers, and if I want to make some features be drawn on top of other features I can use definition queries to separate them into different layers ...
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How do I create an index layer for multiple maps?

I am trying to create an index layer of just the area within the Orange lines. I am having difficulty creating this layer due to it not being a simple box area. The goal is to create a index layer, ...
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How to export map in draft mode?

ArcMap 10.2. I want to export map in draft mode. Without layers. Only few rectangles displaying main part of map, legend, scale bars, north arrows, margins and guide lines. E.g. something like ...
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Hover effects using CartoCSS: Is this possible?

I'm trying to make a simple map of parcels in TileMill. Right now when I hover over a parcel, the information for that parcel appears in a teaser. That's simple enough. However, when working with ...
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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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organize the map theme and style configuration file

I am working on an android application which render some features directly, but these different features should be rendered differently at different zoom level or only be visible from a certain zoom ...