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Map Design: Pros and Cons of using ArcGIS Halos to improve readability of text in a map

I have to create a map which involves 2 overlapping Layers. The underlying layer is coloured, the upper layer is hatched. On top of this I need to annotate the regions. In ArcGIS the dirtiest method ...
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Newbie, I want to make a map that shows something along the lines of the following:

What is the average income for housing units (middle, mixed, family, etc.) within a 2 mile radius of parks for the City of Anaheim? or What is the average number of parks within the 1/2 mile radius ...
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Making Map Matching Points to Roads [duplicate]

I'm having some trouble while map matching these points for some streets. Could you lend me a hand?
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Map background and style

I'm very new at GIS and GeoServer. I managed to import some maps but they look like this. Somehow it has the data required but displays it as dots. How can I have it like google maps? With city names ...
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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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What is a good resource for learning to hand draw a map?

I've been wanting to go old school & draw some maps by hand... Something like you might see on the first page of an adventure novel. I've found next to nothing on the web and am hoping that one of ...
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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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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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How to create different label styles for different polygon classes?

I'm new to QGIS 2. I have a polygon shape with two classes, and I want to set different labeling style and different "Scale-based visibility" but I don't get how the expression works.
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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 change dimension annotation style in ArcMap 10.1?

For some reason, the option to add a "New" or "Import" style is grayed out. I tried creating a different dimension annotation feature class with the style I want, and then copy and pasting the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Possible workflows for shaded relief representation as vector

I am looking for a good workflow on how to represent relief on a map as vector (e.g. for further processing in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape). My inspiration is the present google maps at 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 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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Choosing intervals for a map of race in the United States

I'm creating an open map layer of race in the United States using Census Data. This layer will be publicly available in the near future as "Justice Map". The goal is to help others create maps using ...
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How useful is the ESRI Production Mapping extension for cartography? [closed]

I would like to find out how useful is the $9000? ESRI Production Mapping extension. According to ESRI is helps "Standardize and centralize detailed cartographic production with tools for creating ...
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Free cartographic texture resources

I've been trying without success to find free textures to use in TileMill. I'm looking for fairly simple, abstract textures, like a dotted pattern (to indicate national parks). Are there any well ...
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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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Changing Default Layer Switcher

How can I change layerswitcher properties(radio button) ? So I want to change just like drop down list ?
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How to map and color localities (provinces) with an external CSV using Quantum GIS

I use a Swiss shape file map (called PLZO_PLZ) available on http://www.cadastre.ch/internet/cadastre/fr/home/products/plz/data.html (ZIP file Shape LV03) PLZO_PLZ contains a column called PLZ which ...
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What do these curly graphics represent on this map?

What do the two curly graphics to the left and right of this map represent? They are the only two on the map and seem to be attached to the border of an area. I'm sorry I haven't posted the full ...
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Alternative layperson-friendly names for 'Legend'?

I am making a mobile mapping app that has a button that displays a legend. Because my legend is initially hidden from view, it is really important the text I put in the button that displays the ...
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How to map Traffic Count Points to Streets?

I've got point data representing traffic count locations and I am trying to figure out the best way to represent them on a map.I thought about kriging to provide a continuous surface but I don't think ...
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Calculate length of 2,000 paths - lines in Google Earth?

I have ~2,000 paths/lines drawn in Google Earth and I would like to know their cumulative length. How can I do this easily? I have been able to convert into excel the Lat & Long of each point in ...
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Splitting a bounding box into n amount of bounding boxes

Firstly, I've never worked in the GIS area before nor do I have much knowledge of the mathematics behind some of the stuff I am trying to implement. Perhaps i'm getting in over my head. My Situation ...
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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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Plot specific area of map

Is there a way to zoom in a map on an R spatial polygons object. i.e. if I have polygons for a whole country but I want to zoom in on a specific city and just plot that area how do I do that ? At ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Mapserver mapscript map inset

What is the recommended way to produce a map similar to the one in http://www.nexusenergy.com.au/6468050/nexus-energy-oil-gas-exploration-and-productio.htm I would like to dynamically create the ...
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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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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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Network segment gaps, when offset

I'm having an issue when offsetting a line shapefile. For some reason when the lines are offset, ArcGIS isn't drawing some segments although the segments are there confirmed via “identify”. Has ...
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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 ...