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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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Matchlines with Data Driven Pages in ArcGIS

I have a map book created via the Data Driven Pages tool in ArcGIS. Specifically, I used the Strip Map option when I created the book. And I have employed the 'Angle' attribute of the index layer in ...
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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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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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How to create desire lines in QGIS?

How can I show the flow coming from an Origin-Destination matrix as desire lines? I need a result like the one in the picture below. I need to scale them proportionally to its value (coming from a ...
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Where's the mean center of the contiguous US population? [on hold]

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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Data Frame Property options have changed

I have Googled and searched ESRI help files and experimented until I am blue, not to mention reloading ArcGIS Desktop10 for Repair and adding the SP5 to it. I no longer have the options of border or ...
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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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Cheaper solution for uploading maps to GPS (forestry maps: roads, trails, hydro, polygons)?

I'm using a QGIS 2.2.0 Valmiera on a Windows 8.1 system Desktop. I'm a forester and I would like to have a cheap solution to load maps into the handheld Garmin 60, 62 or 64 series GPS. Free would be ...
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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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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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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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What tools are available for Public Participatory GIS (PPGIS)? [closed]

Public participatory GIS is going to be one of the most important part of GIS in my view. I would like to ask you all, what are available tools/platforms for not just basic web mapping? I'm user of ...
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TeleAtlas view information

I'm working with TeleAtlas mapping for calculating routes. I uploaded the information layer Network (nw). Now what I want is to create a view that contains the following fields: Street, number, ...
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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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generate spatial weight matrix error

I am trying to create a spatial weight matrix but I keep getting this error: Close WindowERROR 000725 Output Spatial Weights Matrix File: Dataset C:\Users\ahmadgmsalt535465123\Desktop\Desktop\New ...
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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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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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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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How do I combine high resolution and generalized hillshade rasters to produce enhanced shaded relief?

I often add LiDAR data to a map along with a shaded relief. Most of the time i have to generalize the LiDAR dem depending on the scale of the map. Still, there is often too much detail and mountain ...
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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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How to gradient buffer background layer?

I have a map that was created by a contractor working for my employer before I began. I am not sure what GIS software the map was created in but it has an effect I would like to be able to reproduce ...
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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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CartoDB choropleth + bubble visualization legend

I have been trying to display two values simultaneously i.e. one absolute value displayed by bubble size (as with layer wizard: bubble) and one relative value displayed by color (as with layer wizard: ...
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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 ...