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How to emulate this grayscale basemap look+feel in Google Maps

I love the design on the Development Seed homepage, where they've used a grayscale basemap with bold 3D-style graphic markers. It appears that they've used the ModestMaps API to create a tiled ...
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Pink Tiled Map with Openlayers and Geoserver

I'm having a problem with the pink tiles when trying to display a map. I'm using Geoserver 2.6. In the main html page, I reference to Openlayers with: <script src="openlayers/lib/OpenLayers.js">...
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How can I create a map of both Californias? [on hold]

I want to create a map of "UniCalifornia" which would show the U.S. state of California and Baja California combined into "One California." The end result should be an image file that does not show ...
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How to cartographically represent active faults, without using geological symbols

i would like to ask how to cartographically represent active faults, without using geological symbols. I dont want to make a geological map, thats why i dont use that kind of symbology. I dont have ...
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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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Open MOD10A2 snow cover map in ArcGis

How to open classified MOD10A2 snow cover map in ArcGis? I tried as follows: ArcMap layer>>select Properties>>Symbology>>classified. It says I don't have a valid histogram.
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Access Stamen tiles via https

To get rid of "Mixed content" warnings I'm trying to access stamen map tiles via https. For http the used url is: http://{s}.sm.mapstack.stamen.com/(toner-lite,$fff[difference],$fff[@23],$fff[hsl-...
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Discontinuous or Interrupted map projections?

Do any of the current open source GIS softwares support discontinous projection systems? E.g. sinusoidal, dymaxion, butterfly, etc? If not, are there any affordable commercial ones that do (affordable ...
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GIS, CAD and MAP in WPF application

I am searching for a gis/map engine SDK for WPF, that supports loading and editing CAD drawings onto a map (edit = switch layers on/off), with an option to use only local/network resources. Our users ...
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Using Dynamic Text to display layer credits

I'm looking for a way to update the 'layer credits' into a dynamic text box. I've found ways of using the map credits or data frame credits here but cant seem a way to get the information derived from ...
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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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How can I apply symbology from two layers to one feature class with common features using ArcMap 10?

Say I have two layer files. Layer file 1 has symbology for feature types A, B & C. Layer file 2 has symbology for feature types B, C & D. In these two layer files, feature types B & C are ...
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Adding Objects/Labels to Indoor Large Business Floor Plan

I have a PDF file of the internal floor plan of a large business building (~ 302x434 feet). This file has walls (exterior and interior), door swings, and furniture. There are no measurements or scales ...
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How to draw a rectangle on a Leaflet map from GeoJSON data

I am trying to draw a rectangle on a Leaflet map with JSON data which looks like this. var geojsonfeatures = {"type":"FeatureCollection","features":[ {"type":"Feature", "geometry":{"...
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Improve quality of exported maps

I would like to export an image from ArcMap to a text document. My problem is that, as you can see, my image does not show all the colors and the areas, because the geographic area is too big and ...
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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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how to make interactive map on sphere in unity3d

I am working on a Unity3d Project and want to show world map using google on sphere or plane but actually the problem is GOOGlE provide stataic api which don't provide image greater then 640x640. How ...
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MapServer Pixmap Symbol GAP for Park Polygon Layer

I have a Polygon layer (National Park) PNG Pixmap symbol (from Maki icon set) MapServer 5.6 If I use the PNG Pixmap symbol for my Polygon Layer, Mapserver fills the polygon layer with the png ...
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Finding coordinates of the image corner

I have a .bmp image with a map. For creating image i used a Ingeo 4.4 and function MakeImage() What i know: Height an Width of bmp image dpi Map Scale Image Center's coordinates in meters. What i ...
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Building pie chart map based on square shape, starting with land use soil shape in QGIS?

I'm a beginner and I usually use Qgis. I would build a map made by a pie chart pattern, as in the picture attached. The pie chart returns the values in percentage of the land use soil. I would like ...
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Visualizing speed of movement on static (= printable) map?

Imagine you're tracking, for example, vehicle or animal movement and receive regular GPS position updates. How would you visualize speed of movement on a static (= printable) map? I've been coloring ...
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How google is getting its maps zoom to current extents automatically?

How google is getting its maps zoom to current extents where we have located eg: If i am get hyderabad kphp on google maps its directly redirects to hyderabad city extents while opening a map , if it ...
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Adding heatmap legend to print composer in QGIS

I have created a heatmap from points layer's style property. However when I add a legend to the print composer I do not get anything in the legend except the layer name, how can I add the color ramp ...
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Custom rotated polygon labels in ArcMap

Can the following be done in ArcMap? It should be formula based without manual formatting as performed by my predecessor (in MapInfo using a lot of manual steps) to get the following output. So ...
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Custom labeling with same angle as rectangular object and specific position using QGIS?

Can the following be done in QGIS? It should be formula based without manual formatting as performed by my predecessor to get the following output. So Grave_No on right parallel to the y axis of ...
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Manually classifying graduated data outside of range in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two shapefiles representing grids with values that are symbolized with graduated colors, shown below: You can see that the two shapefiles encompass similar ranges of data, but assign ...
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Customising QGIS Map Composer default output directory and file name suffix?

I am using QGIS for map making , I am adding multiple vector and raster layers and then finally for map making I am moving to the map composer. When I am exporting the map from Map composer , I want ...
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Is there a way of labeling the number of points with the same coordinates?

After reading through the following question (which is kinda related but not quite what I need): How can I show points on the same coordinate as e.g. a bigger symbol in QGIS? I found out that there ...
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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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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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Put points on a projected world map

With the help from this post Lines on reprojected sp objects with Mollweide projection, I draw a world map using Mollweide projection. I also have some points with latitudes and longitudes, and I ...
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Creating Main and Secondary Map in QGIS? [duplicate]

In QGIS I need to generate two maps on one, I'm aiming to have a large map covering a large area in Europe and in the top right corner place another map zoomed in to a specific country. Does anyone ...
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How to convert a spatialpolygon to a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame and add a column to the atrribute table

coast<-readShapeSpatial("coastline.shp") landc<-readShapeSpatial("landcover.shp) ro<-readShapeSpatial("roads.shp") bc<-gBuffer(ro,width=100) landc$ratings=1 landc$ratings[landc$LANDUSE_ID==...
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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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Produce Oblique Mercator Map

To avoid the possibility of opinions, let me rephrase the question. Which software packages are able to produce an Oblique Mercator map between any two arbitrary points, similar to what is offered in ...
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How to overlay a polyshape to faceted maps in r with ggplot?

So i am quite new to the use of r and ggplot to produce high quality output maps for publications. I have managed to create a faceted map from my data following the approach proposed here http://...
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How to create grid to divide large map into smaller sections using ArcGIS for Desktop?

This seems like it should be easy but I just can't find anything online that tells me how to do it. I have a map of small remnants of forest along creeks for an entire county in California. I need ...
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How to make a network /tower coverage map in in mapbox

I am new to mapping and currently I am trying to make a map showing coverage of a network provider here in my country. The map I am trying to achieve should look similiar to that at http://www.imore....
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Can I reproduce this classic cartographic hillshade relief effect (hachures) electronically using modern DEM data?

I own a number of old cetral-European maps and I always liked the classic hand-drawn cartographic hillshade relief presentation that these maps feature. I am not wanting to reproduce the shading (...
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English-taught bachelor programs in cartography and GIS science?

Is there any English-taught bachelor program in Cartography and GIS science in Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland? I've done massive homework about that, but haven't ...
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Help choosing most suitable bivariate choropleth mapping coloring scheme

I am trying to overlay a nominal variable (2 categories - rainfed vs irrigated) in a choropleth map over a numeric variable. In order to highlight the difference in pattern among the two categories,...
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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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Constructing simple zip code polygon map in CartoDB?

I'm new to using CartoDB. I want to produce a map that depicts multiple layers, the first of which is simple zip code polygons (i.e. polygons outlining an area defined by a postal zip code). I ...
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R: Krovak projection in R - identical in ArcGIS, different in R?

I have two files: shapefile and raster, both in the same coordinate system in ArcGIS: EPSG 5514. Check information on projection in ArcGIS for raster: S-JTSK_Krovak_East_North WKID: 5514 Authority: ...
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Help with definition query [closed]

I have a layer of 5ft contour lines, and it includes a field called "Elevation" that has the elevation of that particular line in feet, (ex: 1555, 1560, 1565 etc.). I want to only show lines for every ...
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Set NaN values to Transparent in Matlab 'geoshow' function?

I am trying to plot rainfall values in MATLAB using geoshow function. NaN values should be transparent in the map. However, the plot I am getting comes with dark blue color for NaN values. I have ...
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Suitable font size for road network for A0 -A1 print size QGIS

I need to print big paper maps, Im using QGIS to design my maps. But I would like to get advice on suitable front size for road names. With the map as big as A0 I can basically fit all text labels for ...
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Is it possible to create a round map frame in QGIS Map Composer to create circumpolar maps?

Does anybody know if it's possible to create a round map frame in QGIS Map Composer to create circumpolar maps?
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How is margin of error reported on a map?

When reporting estimates you should always include the margin of error. There are conventional ways of reporting margin of error in a table, text or graph. But, how do you report margin of error for ...
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Examples of geospatial scientific posters

Can you point me to examples of interesting scientific posters featuring results of geospatial analysis and/or geovisualizations?