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escape the cut of western/eastern hemispheres

I am very new to QGIS and GIS in general, so I am struggling with the following: when I do a map of Russia, I get the part next to Alaska being drawn far left from Europe, as it lies behind 180o... I ...
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How to automate creation of PNG maps using Python?

I have a project with 50 vector layers and I have done custom styling for them. Now I want to make around 30 png files with different xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax. The output size (png) should be width ...
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Is There A Term For The Old Maps That Had Lines Connecting Pin-Wheels?

Many old maps have lines like below. Is there a term for a map with that type of lines? (from http://r-russell0912-dc2.blogspot.com/2011/01/pirate-maps-and-old-maps.html) My best hypothesis is that ...
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How do you store brief cartographical tips, information, possible future designs that you find?

I find inspiring maps and/or brief, 1-line design tips (i.e. "when satellite image is used as a basemap, I like to desaturate the tarnation out of it" that I may want to consider later using in a ...
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Can QGIS display projected coordinate system for map, at same time as lat/long graticule and scalebar in km? [closed]

I am aware of this question, which was posted a year ago, but its accepted answer appears to be a workaround rather than a solution to the issue which is the subject of this Question. I wish to ...
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Fix Labels United States Map Help R, R-Studio?

Does anyone know how to deal with the labels that do not fit within a states boarders? I need the labels on the east coast to be moved outside of the state and a line drawn pointing to the ...
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How to join number of point features into attribute of nearest line segment

I have point shapefile with lot of attributes, that represent road accidents and line shapefile with highways. What i want is to join attribute into line shapefile with value, that represent number of ...
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How do I overlay a KML on leaflet 0.4.4

I am using Leaflet 0.4.4, I have a KML I would like to overlay on the map, how do I go about doing this? Edit: I am already aware of https://github.com/CloudMade/Leaflet/issues/14, which directs ...
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Data Driven Pages and exporting PDF using Python

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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Population density map

I have California population density data from from the U.S. Census in an Excel file. The spatial information is provided in ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs). How do I plot a population density map ...
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How to symbolize different information that's joined to a single plot in a shapefile

I am a student doing an industrial survey in Windhoek, Namibia. We mapped different businesses and later did spatial analysis. Questionnaires were handed to different businesses and then that ...
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EPSG code as dynamic text in ArcGIS

Is it possible to get ArcGIS to show the EPSG code for a coordinate system as dynamic text? The default text is quite verbose (see below), and I think just showing the "Coordinate System" is probably ...
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How to improve cartographic visualization of overlapping polygons?

I need some advice about how to improve the visualization of cartographic information. User can select different species and the webmapping app shows its geographical distribution (polygonal degree ...
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Where can I find QGIS Cartogram plug-in?

Can anyone point me in the right direction of the cartogram plugin please? I've had a look on the net but can't find what I'm looking for. Thanks
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How geographically accurate is Google Earth?

I'm using a KML file which I have loaded in to Google Earth. I am looking at some islands, and see items such as the following island: Note the blue region is the polygon describing the area ...
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Arctic EPSG:4326 map projection?

Does anyone know of a source for an Arctic EPSG:4326 map projection? Obviously I'm a GIS newbie, so gentle pointers in the right direction appreciated! It's a long story. I have some arctic ice ...
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Examples of Beautiful Maps (at a county level or closer)

The Examples of Beautiful Maps question was outstanding and it gave us some great results. I was wondering if anyone else had similar examples, but at a county or parcel level. At those levels, I ...
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How to reset the length of the control of scaleLine in OpenLayers?

I want to change the style of the control of the ScaleLine,but I have no idea where to change it,anybody can give me some advice? map.addControl(new OpenLayers.Control.ScaleLine());
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any good blogs about digital cartography?

I´m looking for blogs or good websites about digital/web cartography...i´m not really interested in the deep technical ramblings (i´ve the forum lists for that) but rather inspirational blogs which ...
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How to scale map appropriately?

I am suppose to make a map. The specifications are 1:50k scale centered on a certain point. They want to view a distance of 30 miles from that centered point, but when I scale to 1:50k the map is ...
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after reinstall geoserver how to locate old geoserver files [closed]

i have published lots of Arch GIS map on Geo server software. but few days ago because of some problem in my system i have uninstalled Geo server 2.1.4 from my system. but i kept a copy of my Geo ...
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How can I create a legend with the new data defined symbols functionality?

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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Searching 'select by color' for raster or map data

I'm planing to create an online map component with which the user can create/draw polygons based on underlying raster data. Is there some library / tool / procedure existing which enables the ...
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GIS professionals working from home?

How many of you out there work from home? What kind of company / organization do you work for (private, government, municipal, institution..?). How did you convince your employer it was a good idea? ...
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How do I completely fill polygons with text labels on a per-feature basis?

I would like to create a map of regions, where each region is completely filled with its specific chunks of text. Think a map of Wordles in the shape of regions that are assembled together into a map. ...
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why is my map is not in the center when I load my map in OpenLayers?

why is my map is not in the center when I load my map in OpenLayers?And when I drag my map,it dont move sometimes,It has been tortured me for a long time,any advice would be grateful! var maxExtent = ...
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How to remove white parts in ArcMap 10.1?

This is the part of my map. On this picture you can see white strips. Some of this white parts are appeared on the intersection of 2 Mosaic Dataset (for eaxample, there is the real map in 1 Mosaic ...
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Is it possible to indicate an angle to a point marker symbol from field without using representation?

Is it possible to indicate an angle to a point marker symbol automatically from data from a field without using Representation ?
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Is there a name for a situation when the place is clearly or unclearly named?

This is not specific to any system. Suppose there's a large red rock on a terrain which can be easily found and clearly seen and there's an artificial object such as a mall near that large red rock. ...
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how can I set the StartBounds, units, and tileSize correctly in OpenLayers?

how can I set the StartBounds, units, and tileSize correctly in OpenLaters?I can not make sure this parameters,for I use jsonp,and it will dynamticly read layerinfo from esri rest resources. var ...
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Looking for symbology for NAICS codes

I am curious if anyone has come up or has a good graphic style they can share that is symbology for NAICS codes. I have a large dataset that I want to symbpolize based on the 2 digit NAICS industry ...
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Where to start learning how to make maps with QGIS?

I have no skills in GIS, "map-making," or any other map program. Been a county planner for 25 yrs, where there was always a "drafting" staff. I'm in another agency now and need to be able to produce ...
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What does this style of line on Topographic maps indicate

If I was reading the purpose of this stackexchange site right, I could also ask general map questions. Not necessarily regarding software. Anyways, I was wondering if someone could inform me what ...
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What does 8GK100K mean?

I have a lot of mosaic datasets: Zone8GK100k, Zone9GK100k, ... , Zone7GK25k, ... , Zone7Gk50K, ... , Zone7GK200K. As I know, 7GK, 8GK... are utm zone numbers. 1) What does 25K, 50k, 100k, 200k ...
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Good Symbology for Interactive Web Mapping

When a user clicks on a map what should they expect to see? I would say a symbol for where they clicked. A pushpin seems to be the most accepted icon for generic data. Google has pushed the upside ...
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Map Boundaries in WP8

How to set boundaries for the Map Control in WP8? So that the user cannot pan over those boundaries. I also need to set min and max zoom level.
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Legend of a raster map with categorical data

I would like to plot a raster containing 4 different values (1) with a categorical text legend describing the categories such as 2 but with colour boxes. I've tried using legend such as : legend( ...
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How to fix the map display in a specific area in Flex Viewer 3.4 ,flash builder 4.6 [duplicate]

Can anybody help me to set the map display fixed in a specific area? I am working with Flex Viewer 3.4 and flash builder 4.6. Thanks.
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How to represent several points with same coordinates on map?

I'm working on Arcgis 10. I have a point shapefile representing events with several points having coinciding coordinates (They have the same coordinates). For representing them in a dynamic way, I ...
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Is the ArcMap style database format available somewhere?

The *.style files are MS Access databases where each style type is a table. The table has one binary column where the actual style is written. Is this binary format available? I would like to import ...
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Polygonize.py outputs into a single file or simple merge?

Given an unique raster topographic file at start, I want to get vector polygons for elevations thresholds 1m, 200m, 500m, 1000m, 2000m into a single shp file. I first slice my raster into 5 (or more) ...
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Gdal_polygonize: How to filter pixels above a given value (elevation)?

Given a topographic GIS raster of one country: Given an elevation threshold n = 50 (meters) How to polygonize pixels when z >= n ? gdal_polygonize.py is not clear on this point. It states This ...
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Change Circle Size According to Value using R

How do I change circle size in a population map according to the population density of the location? library(maptools) library(RColorBrewer) library(classInt) library(maps) ## load the file ## pop ...
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albers projection to Lat, Lon

Thanks in advance for helping me with my issue. This GIS stuff is using parts of my brain that have remained idle since high school, and some parts are working faster than others. I have land data ...
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How to symbolize a large amount of points with lots of color

I have an interactive map with a very large amount of different points. Depending on user selection, various points are shown or not-shown. These points are divided into several categories, each ...
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How to map out commuting patterns by county?

I am looking to create a map that shows the commuting patterns in between counties. I am using data from Table 1 at this link. Obviously it will be formatted in a different way. Any ideas? Also, ...
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How to display my country's map?

I am newbie in Geomajas and I tried to create new Geomajas application using the documentation in http://files.geomajas.org/maven/trunk/geomajas/docbook-gettingstarted/html/master.html. I don't know ...
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How do I produce map images for Wikipedia?

I would like to make several map images (e.g. SVG or PNG) like those on wikipedia but in not popular projection. I am interested in scripting solution. Here I found this note: Generation Notes perl ...
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Are there any cartography “rules” you should follow when labeling maps?

We've all seen poorly labeled maps before. In these maps, the wording is either illegible or unpleasant to view due to positioning, color choice or size, or the labels take up so much map space that ...
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Breaking a range of values into buckets for a gradient

If I have a range of values and want to make a choropleth map with a gradient, what algorithms are out there to determine the value ranges for the different colors in the gradient? For example, if I ...