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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 ...
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What free software can be used for print-quality map production? [duplicate]

I am creating art prints using spatial data. I use ESRI software every day for my regular job, therefore I am proficient in GIS. However, I can't afford ESRI software for my art projects at home. ...
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US Census: bivariate chloropleth of total population (ACS 2013) and total jobs (LEHD 2012)

The most recent ACS data available is 2013 and Tiger data is also available for 2013. The most recent LEHD data available is 2012 and the geography crosswalk files join it to Tiger 2010 data. Given ...
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QGIS 1.8 map composition problem

I have recently installed QGIS 1.8 when I make a map with the adequate layer I switch to the map composition menu and try to insert a map in the white page. I draw the rectangle but nothing appears ...
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GTA V coordinates to LatLng

I'm here because I'm trying to create a GTA V map with Leafletjs API. In deed, I've got my tiles that are ready. But the aim is to put markers on the map by using GTA V in-game coordinates. To achieve ...
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Story Map - good tutorials?

I am fairly new to ArcGIS and just wanted to know if anyone knew of any particularly helpful tutorials online or books for making story maps?
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Creating map with same-area hexagonal polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to figure out (1) what this type of map linked here is called (I've been unable to find the name through search), and (2) whether there is an Arc tool that will transform a shapefile or ...
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Auto zoom on multipolygon with leaflet

I have a geojson with a multipolygon and I want to fit this multipolygon to the map. The map center only on one polygon not on the multipolygon. Here is my script var map = L.map('map',{ ...
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How to improve Maplex placement when you get such a clutter?

I use ArcMap to produce map document containing a lot of label boxes with line callout. Sometimes, I have so many labels that leaders come very matted. Then I use Illustrator to unravel. How could ...
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Displaying heatmap with large number of dense points of interest in QGIS?

I am currently trying to make heatmaps of bird observations in an area. I have had a lot of success making the actual heatmaps for most birds, except the ones that are extremely abundant. I use the ...
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Excel data to a Raster Map

I am trying to create a radiometric map, I have x, y , z coordinates and a value in excel. I want to create a raster map based on this data. How do I go about doing this. I am using ArcGIS 10 with ...
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Mask Bridge with Road

Is there a tool to create mask between bridge line/point on road? The requirement to have gaps 0.2mm between road and bridge and the offset fill with white color. For now, I add a white line attach to ...
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Where's the mean center of the contiguous US population? [closed]

I can find 1790 to 2010 and an estimate for 2014 but Alaska and Hawaii are included after they became states and I wonder what it is without those states' extreme distances skewing the average. I ...
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Cartographic techniques for symbolizing routing data

Some common problems with displaying routes created from street data, such as bus routes, include: Routes may overlap themselves, such as when a route takes the same road in opposite directions ...
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Is there a established color convention for US Federal Agencies?

Do US Federal Agencies have a convention for coloring the lands under the jurisdiction of each? For example, BLM lands are often yellow, USFS light green, NPS blue or dark green, etc. I've found this, ...
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How to visualize texture along borders of multipart polygon

I came across this map and would like to replicate the textured styling found along the borders. I'm starting with a multipart polygon but my process has perhaps too many steps. I'm using QGIS ...
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How to produce a better inset map?

Attached is an example of a generic inset map designed in ArcMap 10. For all the wonderful things that this software can accomplish, there has to be a more sophisticated way to produce better looking ...
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Using cached map offline in GeoServer?

I'd like to use a map and publish it in a webpage,while using Geoserver in an offline mode (without internet connection). Should this cached map be made with Geowebcache only? if so how to proceed?
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How to create cartogram maps in Arcgis 10.2.2?

I have followed the exact steps from http://www.gislounge.com/how-to-make-area-cartogram-maps-in-arcgis/ and downloaded from arcscripts.esri.com. After adding the cartogram tool into the toolbox and I ...
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How to reproject a raster from lat/lon to UTM in R?

i have to turn it into a UTM in order to make the buffer functional. wets<-readOGR(dsn=".",layer="shapefile") r.raster <- raster() extent(r.raster) <- extent(wets) res(r.raster) <- 100 ...
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Is it possible to zoom out a plot of a map in R?

Sometimes a plot looks zoomed in how to arrange that? i use the rgeos package mainly. When i do a buffer for example somewhere the plot tends to zoom in some part of the map which is not good since it ...
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Network Diffusion Map

I am working on an interactive map which I vision to have a similar structure to diffusion networks. I have data to pin point an event and I would like to show those involved with said event, and ...
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How many 0.025°x0.025° (lat/lon) squares are there on the globe? [closed]

Pretty straightforward maths question that I can't wrap my head around. If you were to fill the globe with 0.025°x0.025° squares, how many would it take? Poles don't matter too much - I know they'd ...
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Toggle layers on print composition

I want to use QGIS to make several views of bold colors for one same map. I've been using the layers in order to keep one on top of another. How could i make a composition on the print composition ...
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Create offline map for android

I am using mapsforge but I have problem with street names.I would like to develop an offline vector map for a city like osmAnd offline map or an offline vector map in mapnik format.Could you please ...
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GeoServer create map from image

Can i create a map using plain image(jpg or png) with GeoServer and OpenLayers? Scenario as i see it: I upload image(somehow) to GeoServer and it converts it to a map layer Then i create a simple ...
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What softwares to make maps of linguistic,ethnic distribution, and also territorial division [closed]

What softwares can I use to make maps of: ethnic distribution, very detailed map like this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Austria_Hungary_ethnic.svg Linguistic distribution (I cannot paste ...
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How Map tiles can be downloaded from Mapbox or OpenStreetMap?

I am trying an offline Map application in which I need to show a map up to some zooming level. I thought that I would download tiles and put it locally.
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Javascript map pans on wheel scroll rather than zoom

I have a map control that I've created on a dojo TabContainer. When I try to zoom using the mouse wheel on this map, it pans instead of zooms. The pan actually travels several extents on one turn of ...
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What OSM information to use for low zoom levels to get a style similar to MapQuest

I am building an outdoor map of Europe. Everything looks pretty nice when zoomed in. But when I am zoomed out, my map looks pretty boring. Most parts are white. In low zoom levels I display polygons ...
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Assigning circle colours to map using QGIS?

I am trying to make a map showing which zip codes are served by which hospitals. There are five hospitals and each can serve one or more zip codes. I'd like to show each zip code with a dots of ...
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Archaeological spatiotemporal map using QGIS TimeManager?

I have been trying to use TimeManager to make a spatiotemporal map of artefacts found on a archaeological site. My goal is to show if there is areas on the site wich concentrates artefacts having ...
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OpenStreetMaps openstreetmap-carto XML error or Missing Data from osm2pgsql

I've successfully built a tile server using the documentation provided here: https://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/manually-building-a-tile-server-14-04/ For my data, I obtained the north american ...
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How to use Build (Coverage) tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to use build coverage in the arcmap 10.2.2 but I don't know from where to start the help page is just describe the process so its not very useful. Is there is a step by step procedure ...
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get the start and the end point of lines

I need to get the start and the end point of each line in a shape file. in my case these lines represents pipelines. I need to get the start and the end points of each pipeline in an excel sheet and ...
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Set polygon boarders to transparent in python

I am creating automated maps in ArcGIS with a similair Python Code which can be found here: Map automation to iterate through attribute table using ArcPy? I cannot find out on how to set the ...
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A better way to do Tablular Labels (Chemboxes)

So it's been a couple years since I've looked for a new solution for this, but I recently have a newer project manager who really wants "chemboxes", basically labels/callouts with tabular data. I've ...
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How can I show a trip on a map, color-coded by how long the trip actually took?

I have a series of origin and destination addresses in a spreadsheet, with start times and arrival times for each. I'd like to plot them on a map, with a line between each origin and destination, ...
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OSM Bright Cartography XML

So I've successfully setup a tile server as described here: https://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/manually-building-a-tile-server-14-04/ What's troubling is the lack of clarify surrounding OSM Bright ...
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Exporting from ArcGIS 10.2 to PDF for editing in Inkscape-Where are the layers?

I'm trying to export a simple street map with markers from ArcGIS 10.2 to PDF for editing in Inkspace (Note: I've tried this with exports to .ai and SVG as well with results similar to those recounted ...
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Export of a Raster Not Preserving Color [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a pretty shaded relief map using the technique described here. I've done this process several times in the past without any problems but today am perplexed about what is going on. ...
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Second Page for Legend in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm looking for a way to have a second page in the layout view in ArcGIS 10.3. The map I'm making fills the whole page and I'd like to make the legend go onto a second page. Other solutions are ...
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Information of particular locations (points) in a map

For a marathon race I need to create a map with specific information about material needed in particular positions (eg crossroads). It's about 150 positions. You see one part in the picture below. ...
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Trying to add a WMS layer to Openlayers 3 but not showing anything

I have started with Openlayers 3 recently and I need to add a layer from an own WMS. I have been trying this: map = new ol.Map({ target:'map', renderer:'canvas', layers: layer, view: ...
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How to style points in QGIS based on multiple attributes

While trying to find a useful way having earthquakes displayed, I noticed that it isn't that easy to manage. I'd like to be able to recognize the "Magnitude", "Date", and "Depth" from the style of ...
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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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Which one is called inset map in this?

I am confused as to which one is technically the inset figure in the below map. I know an inset map is one which has more detail. But in this case which one is referred to as an inset map ...
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What are the background/geography and foreground/data parts of a map called?

Consider a geographical map, e.g. a street map or satellite map, overlaid with some data, e.g. crime density or distance to closest voting booth. The former part is only used to orient the reader, so ...