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Measure areas, lenghts in specific regions (Australia, Sout East Asia)

I'm in need to find a suitable projections to measure correctly areas and lenghts for 2 areas of interest. I want to measure both factors for: 1) First region Australia & New Zealand (1st ...
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How to plot lat/long stored as text in Oracle DB using report builder/SSRS r2

We use an Oracle 10g database. However we write reports using SSRS or report builder, using the Oracle connection type to the datbase. In oracle we have 2 text fields, one for lat and one for long. ...
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Which true type editor do you use to create/modify point symbols for GIS?

Which true type editor do you use to create/modify point symbols for GIS and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the tool? I am looking for a true type editor to create/modify custom point ...
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Moving a Google Map Marker on a Mac

I have exact lat & long coordinates that I will enter and hit return in Google maps. When I do this it displays this point with a green marker on the map but I can not move this marker. I want to ...
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Measuring scale for small scale maps

A cartography question: you open an atlas and usually at the beginning of it there are some world maps showing various thematics. Let's say the world map uses Robinson projection and it says it has a ...
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updating the extent automatically in the print composer

Just started using QGIS (after trying what I need to in GRASS). Using the Print Composer, I've put down a map which is based on the map in my map canvas, which is what I'll want to print. Then put ...
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How to use the Cartographic Composer of GRASS 6.4.3?

Following on from my previous question (which was, again, how to use the Cartographic Composer)... I've got a GIS in GRASS. I need to print various bits of it. Problem is, it needs images on it ...
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How to achieve Gradient Fills in ArcMap?

Does anyone know of a native way to achieve the gradient fills like the ones in the attached picture (map_1)? The circular and rectangular fills that I see already in ArcGIS' symbology choices don't ...
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Openlayer map not loading

Just another OpenLayers problem Plugin is installed correctly but when I add a layer I get following message. (CRS is on Pseudo mercator) Can anyone help me out? An error has occurred while ...
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How do I make a map where overlapping symbols increase Opacity?

I was looking at some maps like: Map from Ship Logs or the Facebook worldwide friendships Mapped (via the Flowing Data blog) These Maps look good because single lines are almost transparent, and ...
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How to produce maps with copyright imagery on it in GRASS?

I'm having some trouble with a GIS that I've got to produce. I work for a contractor and we'll have to produce maps to do the work for our client. The client has specified that if we print maps out ...
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Criteria for cartographic capacity [closed]

For a paper at university i am trying to create a cataloge for cartographic capacity of different GIS programs, especially open source like QGIS and so on The aim of this is to eventually have a ...
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Lambert conformal conic projection - Europa

I am trying to calculate map of Europa in Lambert projection. I am using formula from wikipedia (Lambert wiki), but calculation is verřy slow with comparison to Mercator. I know, there are sin, cos, ...
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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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Declination Diagram

What point on a UTM map does the declination diagram refer to? Is it the centre? Is it the edges? Is there a standard? The central meridian on a UTM map points to true north. Are grid north and true ...
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How to fill the area bounded by lines in QGIS?

There are two types of area I want to fill color: The areas bounded by a line, such as a building The area bounded by different lines, such as the river I don't know how with QGIS. I only know how ...
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Making a 3D map with shapefiles, lidar and aerial image data

I want to try to make a simple 3D map for a small area (10 square miles) with some housing, some roads and some vegetation on it. My geodata is as follows: shapes with houses/roads/vegetation. ...
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Connecting a map to live data from Yahoo Finance

I have a vector world map and am trying to connect it to Yahoo Finance, Live, in such a way that: a) If a particular country's currency goes down, the map of that country will go RED and if it goes ...
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Create a Dynamic Table in your Map Layout - how to use Graphic table element?

Is this Solution (Create a Dynamic Table in your Map Layout using graphic table element) is part of this Extension ESRi production-mapping extension ? how can i use graphic table element ?
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PostGIS ST_MapAlgebra Assistance

I would like to perform the equivalent of the below ArcGIS raster calculator equation in PostGIS using the ST_MapAlgebra function and return it as a tif using ST_AsTIFF. Con(("Sol_gain_clipped.tif" ...
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Choice of Cartographic Font

I am currently trying to choose suitable fonts for a map. A very time consuming experience - actually too time consuming as i´m not a trained typographer and will inevitably make all the classic ...
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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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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 ...