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What is the origin of the Degrees, Decimal Minutes format?

In my experience, for most non-GIS folks, the most commonly used and understood coordinate system is good old Latitude and Longitude, displayed as degrees, minutes, and seconds (DDMMSS.ss). In GIS, ...
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How do you format the legend in Geoserver when using GetLegendGraphic?

I'm new to the world of GIS and geoserver so sorry if I'm asking an obvious or simple question. I'm using GetLegendGraphic to create a legend for a raster layer on the server, as it stands it looks ...
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What traits identify 2D, 2.5D, 3D geometries, and how can you convert downward, such as from 2.5D to 2D?

In answering this question, posed by @Burton449, I came to realize I don't have a definitive grasp on what distinguishes 2D, 2.5D, and 3D geometries. I certainly realize Z/elevation values are ...
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Prevent formatting of label text in OpenLayers

I have a vector layer in OpenLayers containing a few point features. Each of my features have an attribute tag which contains a short text identifying the feature. Example: tag: '1e-1' Applied ...
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Reading feature class attributes with or without quotes in ArcPy?

I'm working on a script that clips a batch of feature classes by a selection made in another feature class. The way it works is by reading the clip feature fields, then allowing the user to select the ...
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ArcGIS - Table columns lose formatting when I make a new copy of shapefile (Decimals, Thousands separator, Highlighting)

When I make a copy of a shapefile or I join two shapefiles and then create a subsequent shapefile, my number type columns (in the attribute table) will default back to numbers with many decimals and ...
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Display the outline of many polygons

I need help formatting an outline on a layer. The problem is that i have a layer with this attribute table: And the aspect of this layer is like that: What I need is to show an outline not around ...
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How to remove selected elements from a QGIS legend?

I'm working with a QGIS project with a number of layers. When assembling a printout all visible layers are automatically added to the legend: I would like to exercise some control over the legend ...
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Changing border thickness QGIS

Does any one know how to stylish a map using QGIS? Im working on some maps but when I project them in Stat Planet Plus the lines look very pointy, not curvy at all and it looks really unprofessional. ...
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Help with formatting ArcGIS text elements with Python

I'm struggling with a formatting issue that comes from inserting text into a Text Element object in ArcGIS using Python. I want to print a table of values of which all but the last column are numbers. ...
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How to set symbology type and color based on data?

I have a point vector layer with several attributes in QGIS Dufour. One of them is satellite name, and the other is date. I want to display different dates with different colors (using some gradient) ...
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QGIS 2.6. How to move labels with “easy label engine” tool

In fact I'm looking for an similar tool like "converting label to annotation" as you can find it in ArcGIS. The "easy custom labeling" Tool in QGIS seems to come close to the ArcGIS solution. However, ...
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Text wrapping on tables in ArcMap?

I currently have a table (not a text box) that I'd like to have overlaid on the map in layout view of ArcMap 10.3. It, unfortunately, has a long title in the column. So, when I go to put the table on ...
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Why is ArcGIS for Desktop not joining records when values have dot (.) in text string?

ArcGIS is not joining records from a table that have a dot (.) in the text string. Has anyone else come across this problem? Is it a known issue?
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Date field formatting as number in ESRI popup window

We are using the Park and Recreation Locator from ArcGIS for State Government and trying to put a date field into the popup info window. The field is pulling the correct data, but it's formatting it ...
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Change text format and visibility

I need better visible names of towns, because at the big scale is bad reading --> i want to setting visibility and format. For example name "Ústí nad Labem" is good visible but another big city in my ...