The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light

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Choosing colour-ramp to use for elevation?

This is maybe rather subjective as it concerns style, but I would like to have a few decent colour ramps for my DEM when it is layed over my hill-shading. I have created the Swiss hillshade model as ...
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Eye-friendly colours for long periods of work

Apologies if this question doesn't fit the rules here. I am digitising a large amount of remote footways and I will be panning, zooming a lot and I've done 2 days on this so far and always get quite ...
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Raster legend in R: how to colour specific values?

I have an elevation model plotted in R r <- raster("example.dem") plot(r, col = topo.colors(20)) Some of the values are below sea level (0), and I'd like to have those display in red. How can ...
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Color palette conventions

I wonder if there is a "unified" source for map color conventions, that GIS map builders are encouraged to follow? EDIT To clear up my question a bit. I'm more interested in the color <-with ...
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Are there any convenient sources of color palettes to use in ArcGIS software while producing maps?

Are there any convenient sources of color palettes to use in ArcGIS software while producing maps?
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Is there a method to have the colour of a label automatically match the colour of the polygon indicated in the symbology tab?

My job requires that I produce several print maps every day, for a variety of different users. It is usually pretty straight-forward, but sometimes I have to make a map that uses rather ...
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How to automatically set polygons borders to improve map readability when rendering thematic maps?

When mapping an value as a color to render a thematic map the objects borders can alter the map readability a lot. For example in this thematic map of the US counties with black borders: There are a ...
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How to set transparency per polygon in a shapfile in QGIS?

How to set transparency per polygon in a shapfile in QGIS? For example: a polygon with field "value" = 1 should be fully transparent whereas field with field "value" = 0.4 should have a 40% ...
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How to apply the four colors theorem in a polygon map in ArcGIS/ArcToolBox automatcally?

I need to apply the four colors theorem in a polygonal shape in a way that I do not need to choose manually each color to put in each region. I wish to knows if there is any extension, plug-in, script ...
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How to ensure uniform colour for DEMs?

This is a silly question, but one I've been trying to figure out for a while. I have two Aster DEM tiles, one next to the other. How do I ensure uniform colour for both?
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How to use ColorBrewer in ArcGIS 10?

I've been using ColorTool (based on supreme ColorBrewer) for most of my mapping needs in ArcMap. After migrating to ArcGIS 10 I discovered that it will no longer be a case. Are there any other ...
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How to give multiple colors to features within a single shapefile?

I want to give multiple colors to different features within a shapefile based on attribute values , is this possible in QGIS ? If yes what is the procedure ? Is there a way to provide color by means ...
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Colour coding by day - any conventions?

I'm working on a map showing on which days garbage is collected in different areas. That means it's pretty tempting to colour code each zone with a different colour representing a day of the week. ...
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How to change DEM's gradient colour?

I'm a newbie about GIS. I'm from Italy and I've got a *.tif file of my region. I've loaded it has raster but I have a question: The dem has a gradient colour magenta. How change this colour to ...
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How to modify the colors of a raster map to use only one color in varying shades?

I have a raster map in GRASS containing elevation values. I want to display the elevation values in only one color (specificaly blue) but in varying shades of blue. I tried the options in r.colors, ...
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Black & White / Greyscale Maps and Illustrations

I think greyscale maps & illustrations (with geographic data) seem to be abandoned and the colour maps are mostly used nowadays. This is understandable and personally I also need less time to ...
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How can I generate a range of pantones for a map?

When I am given a map (or make one...) I often like to get an idea of the range of colours present. One thing this does is it allows me to quickly visualize contrast (helps build maps for colour blind ...
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Halo use background color

As you see on the attached image, I labeled contour lines on the map (in meter). Which function will allow the "halo" to take the background color of the map? On the image, the halo is greenish which ...
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How to change the color of a vector layer in pyQGIS?

Is it possible to change the color while adding a vector layer? I have a vector layer with water areas and want to load it with a blue color style. The layer is added with: ...
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How to create a color ramp in ArcGIS10 where the zero value is represented by white?

I have a simple problem which (to me) seems to be difficult to solve in ArcGIS. The map I plot is a GeoTIFF with emission data. I use a default algorithmic color ramp (rainbow) to do so. Now I would ...
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phong lighting scheme in arcmap?

I have seen a few DEM/hillshades in published journal articles that use a phong lighting scheme which gives surfaces a metallic luster. Does anyone know how/if this can be achieved in arcmap?
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How to pansharpen LANDSAT 8 in GRASS?

Having used QGIS for quite some time for mapping, I was 'forced' to dig into GRASS as pansharpening is not directly executable in QGIS. After understanding more or less the structure, I did some ...
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Why do CMYK colours in ArcMap not match those in Adobe products?

I'm creating a map in ArcMap, based on a style guide which specifies colours in CMYK notation. So I've set the colours in ArcMap's color selector. The layer has no transparency set, and is the only ...
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Can I export the RGB values from an ArcGIS layer symbology?

I've got a point layer in ArcGIS that has 100 specific color codes based on the name of the store. I'm trying to export the RGB values for these colors (along with the name value it's tied to) so I ...
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How to convert ArcMap color ramps to QGIS?

I have both ArcGIS 10.0 and QGIS 2.0 How can I reproduce a specific ArcGIS color ramp in QGIS? If possible, I would like to simply convert the Esri *.style file but perhaps there is another ...
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In ArcMap 10.2, exporting raster as .tif with “use renderer” and “force RGB” still produces inaccurate colors

I have a DEM and my aim is to change its color ramp using ArcMap, then export this colored raster as a geotiff (8 bit). I checked "use renderer" and "force RGB" options but the results are not good ...
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Manually selecting colors for different polygons within layer in ArcMap?

There is a polygon layer with several polygons. They are displayed with some colour which can be changed simultaneously for all of them. Is there a way to manually select several polygons (without ...
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Applying stretch in ArcGIS Image Analysis Window?

I need to apply stretch to ArcGIS 10.1 exported raster. The best way to accomplish this task: Image Analysis Window, because there are fine tools to equalize raster data. 1 - This is my IRS-P6 24m ...
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ImageMagick's convert program changes PNG file format so that color/alpha info doesn't survive GDAL

It appears that ImageMagick's convert program changes something in my PNG file that causes GDAL processing to mess up the color and/or transparency bands. My original PNG file gets processed ...
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How do I combine bands in a tiff then convert to grayscale?

I have a large mosaic of tiffs in which I need to do the following: -Combine bands 4,3,2, for an infrared image then convert the image to grayscale without producing another dataset -This is easy on ...
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How to change a Esri Scale Bar's font color

I'm working on my first ESRI web map project. In the Default.Aspx page the scale bar is initiated as shown below : dojo.require("esri.dijit.Scalebar"); map.on('load', function () { //resize ...
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How to create a colormap where colors diverge at value 0 in QGIS?

I calculated a raster as difference of two other rasters. Now I want to create a colormap where one colour represents negative values and one colour positive ones. The two colours should become ...
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Trouble saving graduated color style in Spatialite db in QGIS

When I attempt to save a style with graduated colors for a vector layer in a Spatialite db, I receive the following error: Error looking for style. The query was logged I had success saving ...
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Recoloring geotiff for visual presentation

I have a rather big Geotiff. It is the mosaic of four RapidEye satellite images. They are all a bit bland/grayish. When combined I would like to freshen up their colors so that they are more visually ...
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QGIS Color text labels the same color as the feature [duplicate]

Using QGIS 2.12.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. What I have is a layer where each feature is a different color. I also want to label each feature but I want the label colors to match the feature colors. I ...
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How to create a map colored by distance to nearest point in R

I'm new to GIS and R-- hope this question makes sense. I have a dataframe(geo07) containing two variables that record the long/lat values for about 6000 points (mat_long & mat_lat). These ...
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Make selected polygon different color without covering everything?

Working in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 I'm selecting polygons by attributes and trying to have the selection show up as a light yellow. I set the selection color to the light yellow and it's the 'lowest/last' ...
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How do I use ranges for raster colour map in QGIS

I have a raster layer in GeoTIFF format, with continuous data values between -1 and +1. For the colour map, I would like... >0 to be green = 0 to be grey <0 to -0.25 to be pink <-0.25 to ...
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How to color-code geology maps with given CMYK colors?

I'm trying to understand whether it is possible to corectly display colours in British Geological Survey maps. Our client has a licence to use the shapefiles but unfortunately BGS don't provide SDL ...
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Labels with white (or other color) background

I tried to give my labels somekind of box and a backgroundcolor (or boxcolor) in QGIS, but i couldnt find the right option. My labels are not readable because my layers are too dark. I found offset ...
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How to change the color of vector layer of QGIS in api?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 api to develop app in C++. When I add a vector layer to the app, the vector map's color would be random. I used QgsFeatureRendererV2 to get the geometry type of the layer, my ...
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How to keep (complex) color table when exporting from GRASS

I understand how to work with color tables within GRASS - but is there any way to preserve color tables when opening the raster in a different program? For example, I created a color table in GRASS ...
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Standard Colors for Landcover Maps

I have classified Landsat images into five classes - A variety of Palm, Water bodies, built-up/open area, other vegetation and miscellaneous. I used GRASS GIS for the process and the final classified ...
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QGIS 2.10- symbology - Using BOTH size and colour to represent 2 pieces of information on single point

I want the colour of the point to represent value from data column x (eg. rating from 1-5) and SIMULTANEOUSLY the size of the point to represent value from data column y (eg. Number of ratings ...
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How to change the color of a selected feature with pyQGIS?

is it possible to change the color of a selected feature in qgis 1.8? To highlight a feature I use: vlayer.setSelectedFeatures(selectedList) box = vlayer.boundingBoxOfSelected() ...
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What defines a Class in the Heat map plugin?

What defines a Class in the Heat map plugin? As in: "Black holes like that are usually caused by raster values exceeding the range of the color ramp. Try adding another class with a higher associated ...
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color gradient (or color ramp) in Arcgis and Qgis

I am currently working on my thesis and I would like to ask you: does anybody know the mathematical formula that calculates the color gradient in Arcgis and Qgis? In other words, which mathematical ...
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PyQGIS: How to color raster layer with existing colorBrewerMap

With pyqgis I have added multiple new raster layers to the legendinterface(). Because i like the ColorBrewer style i want to color some of them with the "Spectral" gradient. How can I do this in ...
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How to save colour (color) ramps in QGIS

This strikes me that it should be simple, but efforts in QGIS and research here and elsewhere are not providing a solution. I have a (vector) map which I have to mark out in colours according to the ...
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How to create a map with states by attribute value?

I'm using Qgis, but I am quite familiar with R and python. So I could use any of these. I want a map of mexico but want to color the stats according to a certain variable. It goes from 0 to 100. So ...