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Insert an online map source (from a website) into ArcGIS?

Is there anyway to insert an online map source into ArcGIS? There are a lot of global maps which only is accessible by their websites, and there is no save option to save a part of these maps and use ...
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Zoom beyond level z16 with MapBox Studio Classic

I've loaded a georeferenced TIFF over a university (NTNU) into MapBox Studio. The fist problem is that everything is black, and I have to use the longitude/latitude of the area to find it. Second, and ...
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Qgis Text/Annotation as layer

Is there a way to add text/annotation to my map in QGIS as a layer? I have a map of vegetation types an point data the text (field names/flurnamne) should be between these two layers. It there must ...
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Zoom hangs ArcGIS API for JavaScript application?

I'm using ESRI arcgis 3.13 I have map with minZoom set to 3. When user tries to zoom in to level 19, the program just hangs and after a while, comes back with a generic browser error not from the ...
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OpenLayers 3.10 - GetIndex / SetIndex

I am a complete beginner to OpenLayers and webmapping in general. I am trying to change the layers' order of my map by modifying the layers' index value, but I cannot get my code to work. Any hint ...
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Are there any geology fill pattern libraries for QGIS?

I'm making a geologic map using QGIS but I don't know how to draw a limestone lithology in QGIS. To draw other lithologies I combine lines and dots in the best possible way but is very limited. Any ...
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QGIS: Class boundaries

I have seen that people already had issues about overlapping class boundaries with the classification of graduated vector data. I am wondering if there is somewhere written in the documentation if ...
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How to add a layer with city names into QGIS project?

I am new to GIS technologies and I wonder how to add a layer with city names to the QGIS project. I have two layers: (1) Base cartography that is a map without any labels, (2) Delimited text layer ...
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Combining high resolution and generalized hillshade rasters to produce enhanced shaded relief?

I often add LiDAR data to a map along with a shaded relief. Most of the time I have to generalize the LiDAR DEM depending on the scale of the map. Still, there is often too much detail and mountain ...
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Labeling contour lines in ArcMap [duplicate]

Can anybody give me advice on how to label contours as shown in Figure 2 below? I would like to be able to put the label "on" the line, which is easy enough. But I'd also like for the contour line to ...
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How to create a map showing NDVI result in erdas?

I'm using Spot 5 image to run an NDVI analysis. The band that I used in processing is 4,3,2. The area was 80% covered by mangrove. My problem here how can I create a map to show or present the result? ...
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Possible to create AutoCAD-like grading lines in ArcMap?

I often need to show grading for roads and ditches. This is what the map readers require and what the standard symbology for grading is. These 3D lines can be easily created in AutoCAD civil 3d and ...
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Map projection process for three-dimensional point cloud

I have some points given in ECEF coordinates (or LatLongAltitude based on WGS84, which is interchangable in my understanding). Currently I am working on a mapping software which allows to visualize ...
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Map book based on field attributes

I have a polygon shapefile with 800 records. What I want to do is to create an MXD document and a map in jpg for every polygon record from the shp. Is this posible to be done with data driven pages ...
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Finding seasonal satellite map tiles?

I am working on an exhibit/geospatial visualization which shows the migration of marine animals over time throughout the year. I am searching for seasonal satellite map tiles. Does anyone know of any? ...
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layer selector map: two variables

I want to map layer selection as the example of cartodb (http://cartodb.github.io/cartodb.js/examples/layer_selector.html), the difference is that I want to choose a date in the layer selector and it ...
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Leader lines not rendering when converted to PDF

This is very puzzling, I have an annotation feature class stored in a geodatabase that contains labels with leader lines. The leader lines show up perfectly in the .mxd, it is only when I export to ...
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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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how to display movements of a moving object in cartodb

I have few GPS tracks with lat long and timestamp. I want to present them on a map and to show how the movement took place using the time series location values (X,Y,T). I searched a lot but could not ...
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Create a Main and Secondary Map [duplicate]

I need to generate two maps on one, I'm aiming to have a large map covering a large area in Europe and in the top right corner place another map zoomed in to a specific country. Does anyone know the ...
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map of evolution of illiteracy with torque cartodb

I have to make a map of decreasing illiteracy rate in the last five years, I have data for each province. What I mean is that by the torque tool that offers cartodb, the provinces (which are polygons) ...
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Styling segmented cased lines in QGIS

My client wants a map of bus routes rendered as white lines with blue casing. I'm using QGIS 2.8.2 on Mac OSX 10.10.5. I found a .kml dataset here: ...
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How can i plot this piece of code with ggplot2? [closed]

I have these vectors of the lakes in New Guinea and the coastline and i want to plot it using ggplot2 exactly as it follows but with a more cool appearance. co<-coastline.shp ...
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Is it possible to draw a 3D Choropleth Map in ArcGIS?

What I have in mind is something like these two examples below: Also, if it is not possible to create a 3D choropleth map in ArcGIS, is there some other GIS software package that can draw 3D ...
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Why do I get different output from gdal2tiles vs. maptiler?

I am trying to generate map tiles using gdal2tiles for an area much larger than MapTiler can handle. However, my tile caches are not showing up on the maps. I checked gdal2tiles by running the same ...
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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.
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Steps to integrate Cesium.js with Mapguide Opensource [closed]

I render map in php mapviewer with mapguide opensource and postgresql/postgis and edit with mapguide maestro. What would be steps to integrate cesium.js?
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Visually identifying areas where older poles predominate?

I have a dataset of 300,000 poles including a number of attributes including pole age. What I'd like to do, ideally, is be able to distinguish areas that have more old poles. Unfortunately I can't ...
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Merge points at a certain zoom level

On this website http://www.gisday.com/, if you scroll down a little bit, it shows a map of locations where GIS workshops are being held. As you zoom in (or out), the number of points changes and they ...
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How To Make My Map Fit the Whole Screen in Layout view

This is my page and print setup This is my layout view I want to make my layout view bigger. How can I expand it to the full extent. Sorry if this seems like a stupid question but I've tried ...
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Geoserver MBTiles plugins performance issues

I am using the latest stable 2.7.2 version of GeoServer and I am trying to play with the MBTiles plugin, I have installed also WPS plugin that is needed by the MBTiles one (otherwise I got error when ...
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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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How to show Two Labels of One feature In Geoserver…? (Part 2) [duplicate]

This is how my SLD 1.0.0 rule looks like <sld:Rule> <sld:Title>Reser Type</sld:Title> <sld:PolygonSymbolizer/> <sld:TextSymbolizer> ...
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When creating an expression in QGIS, is there a way to reference the next record and previous record?

I have a set of points from a GPX file, and would like to create a heatmap from them, with the points weighted on the amount of time spent at that point. I want to create a calculated field in QGIS, ...
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How do I label US state borders in ArcMap 10.1?

I'm trying to label a border between TN and NC, but the label manager won't let me. How can I get it to work? I'm using ArcMap 10.1
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Constructing a simple zip code polygon map in CartoDB

I'm new to using CartoDB. I suspect that what I want to do is rather simple but I would love some guidance. I want to produce a map that depicts multiple layers, the first of which is simple zip code ...
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How to create isometric 3D map with postgis

I am looking for a way to create isometric 3D maps based on data stored in a PostGIS database. My idea is to create a PostGIS function that will return a SVG image like the one below. It is easy to ...
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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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how to extract country border from openstreetmap

I'm trying to extract the Jordanian country border from an openstreetmap. When I click the download link for the file, the following page opens: My question is: How do I save these XML tags as an ...
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Display LiDAR data in E00 (interchange file) on maps

I have Lidar data in E00 files (interchange files). Can I overlay them on some maps like say Bing maps or Geoserver with OpenLayers? If yes, what is the right way of doing it?
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How to draw a map of postal codes of a country?

I have data: postal codevalue 00-002          50       ...
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CartoDB choropleth + bubble visualization with two independent value ranges in legend

I have been trying to display two values simultaneously i.e. one absolute value displayed by bubble size (as with layer wizard: bubble) and one relative value displayed by color (as with layer wizard: ...
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ArcGIS/Adobe Illustrator/Adobe Photoshop: Create blend between two shapes

I have a landuse layer as an ArcGIS shapefile which looks like this (here only a small sample part) The round shape of the lightgreen area results from a buffer and as the borders of this feature ...
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Mapbox Studio Draw Order

I have made a map using Mapbox Studio. The map is made up of 2 map sources, MapBox Streets Custom Style - a PostGIS layer I am having trouble working out how to set the draw order. I have tried ...
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Copyrights disappearing at certain scales on GoogleEarth Pro

I want to use a map (scale 1:10000) of a city (Montreal). I assembled it from several high quality pictures. We need to cite copyrights from GoogleEarth Pro. I have read online resources : ...
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Why aren't 3D Globes used as the basis of GIS systems?

Maps have been around for thousands of years and have been widely accepted as the means of representing spatial information. We all know about several map projections,each with their merits and ...
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Customize search feature

I'm trying to create a map with CartoDB to show the spanish population between...at a municipality level. I can do everything perfectly, but I have just one problem: I would like to know if is ...
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how does arcmap calculate scalebar inside a WGS84 layout?

ArcMap lets you put a scalebar inside a layout referncing a WGS84 data frame. How is the scale calculated? Is it a "mean" scale? And, in case it's right, what "mean" scale could mean?
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mapbox - disabling viewing of unrendered white tiles outside of the map

I'm looking to disable being able to move the map in such a way that one can move outside of the map area: I don't want to be able to see the surrounding white areas when the map is dragged. I have ...
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Exporting map to PDF, fix polygon bleed

I'm trying to export my map. But ArcGIS generates PDF (or other) maps that is not the same as in the layout view. I have polygons that is filled with a pattern, and this pattern is drawn over the ...