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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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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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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.
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Why does export to AI rasterize all my vector layers?

I have no raster layers in my map document and no transparencies. Yet the map is rasterized when exported to AI. (Map frame and coordinate grid are vector graphics but everything in the map itself is ...
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When is it best to use a Proportional Symbol Map or a Graduated Symbol Map?

I am having trouble understanding the difference between the two, or why it matters. How do these two differ from each other?
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Plotting map resulted from kriging in R

I want to plot a map weighted by prices. I got a data frame of latitudes, longitudes and prices: > str(data) 'data.frame': 1253 obs. of 3 variables: $ lon : num 11.2 11.1 11 11 11.3 ... $ ...
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Matchlines with Data Driven Pages in ArcGIS

I have a map book created via the Data Driven Pages tool in ArcGIS. Specifically, I used the Strip Map option when I created the book. And I have employed the 'Angle' attribute of the index layer in ...
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How to view a part of the map in natural size using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a map project in ArcGIS 10.3. My project page size is custom 1500 * 1000 mm. How can I cut a part of this map to print it on A4 format paper and see this part with a natural resolution (same ...
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How to change leaflet marker options dynamically?

I want to change the draggable state of leaflet marker on some event. Now, we use marker.options.draggable to get the draggable state of that marker. However, I want to set/change that draggable state ...
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How to remove marker added map with .addTo() function in leaflet?

I am having trouble removing marker which is added with marker.addTo(map). The remove works correctly if added as layer map.addLayer(marker) and then map.removeLayer(marker). But removelayer is not ...
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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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Is there a way to “disperse markers” across multiple point layers?

I have a bunch of point layers which often have overlapping features. The disperse markers geoprocessing tool works within a layer but is there a way to do it across more than one layer, so none of ...
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Create history map with inkscape with each country as a distinct object

I want to create history maps (maps showing historical borders) with inkscape and to have an object for each country. I want to draw borders between countries only once and have this part of a path ...
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How to style OS VectorMap district data?

Following a question about ways to load OS VectorMap data, I have imported the data into ArcGIS, but now want to style it in a OS-map style. I have searched around, and found various bits of ...
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Choosing aesthetic location over physical location?

I am in the process of putting together an infrastructure map for my city. We have received some engineering maps (and CAD files) that are assisting me in my task. I have also gone out and gathered ...
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Creating index layer for multiple maps in ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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Mapbox Natural earth map disappears on zooms 0 & 1

As the title says, I'm currently using mapbox to create a little atlas app the issue is whenever I zoom out to anything lower than zoom level 2, the map dissappears with the map background being the ...
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What GIS program should I use to create this map? [closed]

I want to create a map like this . It is a raster image. What program should I use to create it? Right now on my PC, I have QGIS. Could it be able to create such map? If it can, what functionality I ...
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One dimensional map of the world?

Bit of a strange question but hope this is OK to ask here. Has anyone heard of a '1-dimensional' projection of the world map - that is mapping all the points on the globe to a single line? I was ...
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Trying to make a depth map of a lake but can't get the contours to show up right

I am trying to make a depth map of a lake. I am using the contour plugin to generate contour lines. The problem I am having is that when I use the plugin the contours come out right except on the ...
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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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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 ...