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Exotic Projections QGIS

I would like to use some projections in QGIS that I can't see supported directly. An example would be something like this conformal cube projection. ...
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Mapping methodology and/or clustering technique needed

I have a scenario in which I have two service centers (A & B) in an area. The capacity of these service centers are different. Service Center A can serve twice as many as Service Center B. They ...
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QGIS 2.4.0-Chugiak: How to threshold NDVI to calculate emissivity for land surface temperature

I am analysing urban heat island using thermal band 6 of landsat TM-5 sensor with respect to Normalized difference vegetation index that derived from the Band 3(Red) and Band 4(NIR). Lansat TM years ...
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Possible to create AutoCAD-like grading lines in ArcMap?

I often need to show grading for roads and ditches. This is what the map readers require and what the standard symbology for grading is. These 3D lines can be easily created in AutoCAD civil 3d and ...
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How to visualize fuzzy/approximate locations

I need to visualize a mixture of accurate and fuzzy/approximate locations on a web map. The user should be able to instantly recognize approximate locations from the marker used. Are there any best ...
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How to do bivariate or multicriteria line symbolization in QGIS?

Bonjour, je cherche à faire sur Qgis un tracé d'un itinéraire avec comme légende une couleur pour le type de route et la largeur du trait pour la fréquentation de cette route. J'ai vu qu'il était ...
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Converting projected coordinates to google maps pixels

I have a single polygon in a local projection system. I would like to convert that polygon into an image that can be used as an overlay on google maps. I understand that it may be better to use ...
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Realtime vector engine

Hey guys, I am looking for a real-time GIS vector engine that is to be used on a device using Embedded Linux/Qt (commercial or opensource). Any suggestions? Thanks. The usecase is a non-certified ...
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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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Random color ramp issue

I have one set of polygons and one set of points sharing a common attribute (value 0-503). When applying style with new random color ramp (Categorized) the first set of polygons is displayed ...
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How to filter the legend according to the current Atlas page?

I filter the legend by map in the map composer. Some symbols must be used for two legend entries, as you can see below. When I start the atlas tool, the legend displays - if the symbol contained by ...
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QGIS 2.12 map composer issue with vectors

i am making a map that includes all kinds of vector layers; the map looks perfect in QGIS 2.12 Lyon as well as in map composer. None of the layers have scale-dipendent visibility; i have the following ...
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How to create isometric 3D map with postgis

I am looking for a way to create isometric 3D maps based on data stored in a PostGIS database. My idea is to create a PostGIS function that will return a SVG image like the one below. It is easy to ...
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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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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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ArcGIS Server Map Service - Best Way To Visualize Coincident (Identical) Point Features

I have an ESRI Map Service serving out several point layers with 10k+ point features. Because of these high feature counts, I use a dynamic map service where a symbolized image is generated on the ...
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Is there any way to create a legend from label classes or annotations in ArcGIS 10.2.2?

I have a single "geonames" layer with 56 label classes and another few layers with around 10 label classes. Each class has a different font and colour or graphic. I would like to add most of these ...
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Using R to subtract the polygon area of one shp file from another

I'm looking to produce a map from two separate maps in R. My Maps files are as follows: ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/GIS/us_tempprcpfcst/610prcp_20140822.zip #Map1 ...
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QGIS strongly offsetted symbols for categorized layers not visible on layer list (layer panel)

I am constructing a symbology for telecom analysis, which so far is mainly point and line features. So far it is working very well except that I have to offset the symbols to be able to avoid ...
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Are there any NTS index maps showing the most recent update?

For the Canadian National Topographic System, are there any index maps available that do not only show map numbers throughout the country, but also the most recently available update for each map? As ...
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Creating Legends for QGIS 2.0 Feature Blend Mode Outputs

I am working on visualizing ~4100 buffered point features. The shading of the buffers is keyed to a field in the data. Because the buffers overlap, I turned on multiply in the new feature blend mode ...
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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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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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Road Symbology Issues

I have preparing road symbology using Arcmap 10.1 version. When I was prepared attribute based symbology as a layer shown on symbols were overlapped. I have attached an example image to show the ...
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How to connect door nodes using a polyline

I am working on an indoor positioning project which need to transform CAD drawings to GIS shape files. I have transformed the file from CAD to ArcMap 10.1 already. My current problem is that how ...
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Grid perspective tool

I'm not a cartographer, but want to use a map for my project from world atlas book. I scanned the map, but no matter how carefully it is scanned, it's perspective is slightly distorted and it's ...
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How to create polygon “stamps” and extend lines by fixed distance? in QGIS

This is related to Does QGIS have these CAD editing functions? Cadtools have solved a lot of the issues I had but I need the ability to see how long a line is while I am drawing an orthoganal ...
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Symbol Level in ArcGIS 9: 'Broken' look of symbols, how to resolve

I am using symbol levels in ArcMap to style roads so that I have a banded feel. My problem is that at intersections and sharp turns, the cartography gives a broken effect in the road. How can this be ...
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How can I modify the tiles size in Openscales or other ways to boost the application performance

I am developing an application in Flex that uses Openscales and GeoServer in order to provide a map in the background. It works but the perfs aren't really good; even if everything is on the same ...
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Source for ArcGIS Layout Templates?

I am running v10 of ArcGIS for Desktop. I am aware of the OTB templates provided with ArcGIS. - However, I would like to supplement these layouts with additional layouts. I am also aware of the Map ...
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Why can't an “AI export” from ArcGIS 10 be opened in CorelDRAW X5?

It doesn't matter whether the .ai file is 1.5GB or 5MB, whether it's complex or simple; I always get the "The file cannot be opened." critical error. I use CorelDRAW X5 not Adobe Illustrator but ...
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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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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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Loading USGS 1:24,000 quads into Garmin GPS-receiver — how to convert to a kmz Garmin understands?

I have downloaded USGS 1:24,000 topos (the classic one, not the useless US Topo) from the USGS Map Locator & Downloader. How can I load those into my Garmin GPSmap? Following advice at this ...
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from/to ellipsode to/from cartesian conversion

i am trying to convert from/to ellipsoidal coordinates (lat,lng,alt) to/from cartesian(x,y,z) i wrote the below code to do the conversion, but given the initial values of the gpsLat and gpsLng i ...
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Custom labels - aligned to rectangular objects, in a specific position and with multiple attributes using Mapinfo?

Can the following be done in Mapinfo? 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 ...
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Custom labeling with same angle as rectangular object and specific position using ArcGIS?

Can the following be done in ArcMap? 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 ...
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Formula for Nicolosi Globular Projection

What is the formula for the Nicolosi Globular projection? In other words, what is the function that maps the coordinate (φ, λ) on the sphere to the coordinate (x, y) on the plane? You can assume ...
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Determining printed map projection?

A friend of mine is working on a small project to map receding North Pole summer sea ice minimums by decadal averages on a wall-paper map. Unfortunately, it seems as though the map projection for ...
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Resolve Building Conflicts - the open source way?

In ArcGIS there is a tool called Resolve Building Conflicts and I'd like to achieve the same using only open source tools (QGIS, GDAL etc), preferably on Mac OS instead. In the long run I'm trying to ...
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How to create a map showing NDVI result in erdas?

I'm using Spot 5 image to run an NDVI analysis. The band that I used in processing is 4,3,2. The area was 80% covered by mangrove. My problem here how can I create a map to show or present the result? ...
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Geoserver MBTiles plugins performance issues

I am using the latest stable 2.7.2 version of GeoServer and I am trying to play with the MBTiles plugin, I have installed also WPS plugin that is needed by the MBTiles one (otherwise I got error when ...
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Copyrights disappearing at certain scales on GoogleEarth Pro

I want to use a map (scale 1:10000) of a city (Montreal). I assembled it from several high quality pictures. We need to cite copyrights from GoogleEarth Pro. I have read online resources : ...
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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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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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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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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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Masking in ArcMap

I have question on masking. I have vegetation group layer. Under vegetation group layer, there are 3 layer which are V_Vegetation_Miscellaneous_A, V_Vegetation_Agriculture_A, V_Vegetation_Forest_A. ...