The description of the types of features included in a map, usually displayed in the map layout.

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Is there any way to have the legend text above the symbol and beside it, not just above?

Is there any way to have the legend text above the symbol and beside it, not just above? What i do at present is to cut the end of the text off and insert a label then group them, however i want to ...
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How to create complex legends in Mapserver?

I want to create a color legend on mapserver. It is working but now I have to group several classes together like a heading with a group of color in it and so on. I have 10 such groups of classes. I ...
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Leaflet add and remove legends with layer selection

I'm new to Leaflet/Javascript and have been struggling to get legends a map to show only when a specific layer is selected from the layer control. I have three layers, one of which I would like to ...
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Flip over min/max values in a stretched symbology for raster data

In ArcMap 10.1, we can render a raster in a colour ramp (stretched) symbology to draw a raster layer based on each pixel value. However, the legend for the layer by default starts from the max value ...
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Working with legend patches/symbology in ArcGIS

I am working with a legend in a map from ArcGIS 10.1. The map is used as a template and will be used many times to create different maps. The legend is used to show a soil type and its descriptor: ...
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Legend text wrapper (ArcGIS)

I'm interested in wrapping long legend text (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) so that the text does not exceed the layout extent. I would like to call the "GetFormattedString" Function within the ...
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Lining up polygon legend patches in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have tried the properties and everything, I cant understand why my polygons are not lining up correctly in the legend. I created this legend the usual way by adding my 3 layers to the legend wizard ...
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How to change text legend orientation from right to left reading with arcpy

I working on mxd with ArcMap 10.2.2 . The default in legend properties-Layout is left to right reading (Marked with a red ellipse) : when it unmarked i get this legend: i want to know if there a ...
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MapInfo 12 Legend settings

Does anyone know how (if) I can set the defaults within Legend Designer? I want my rectangles for each layer to default to a 20x20 square, not a rectangle. At the moment I have to change it manually ...
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How to remove <VALUE> text from legend in layout view?

I'm producing a map in the layout view which I will eventually export as a jpeg. I've added a legend which includes 15 classes but when I insert a legend in layout view its including the word VALUE at ...
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how to disable duplicate items in the legend for ArcGIS JavaScript API

I have a problem with duplicate items in the legend panel! Can anyone help me? This is my feature Layer with popup info: // Feature Layer var msFeatureLayer = new ...
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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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Unable to edit legend in ArcGIS layout view

Somehow I can’t open the legend properties after converting it to graphic in layout view – from what I’ve read in the ArcGIS guide and online, I should be able to edit everything on the legend through ...
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How to generate legend in leaflet webmap?

Although I have checked the "Create Legend" option in the qgis2leaf plugin, it did not generate any legend in the output webmap. What am I missing here ?
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Remove item from legend using ArcPy?

I can't remove item from the legend (lyr called "atikot") using arcpy with this code: import arcpy from arcpy import env removeLyr = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "atikot")[0] mxd = ...
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ArcGIS legend columns

I am making a legend in ArcGIS 10, and have a few layers with a large number of classes. When I try to display the legend with two columns for that layer, the second layer always lines up with the ...
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How to change properties of an item in a legend in ArcMap 10.2 using python

For many of my projects I use a single mxd to create multiple maps using a python script to switch on/off various raster layers before exporting to pdf. Before beginning the exporting process I ...
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Why do some Customised Symbols look good in map but disappear from Legend on Export?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 I created some customised symbols for my map which ArcGIS Desktop did not have. To do this I used BMP files and imported the symbols. They look good on the map but do ...
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R - color SpatialLines by attribute

I have a SpatialLinesDataFrame dataset of rivers in R. The dataset consists of lines (river segments) with a "Turbidity" attribute. I want to create a map and legend, where: Turbidity between 0 and ...
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QGIS print composer: Transparency in legend symbols

Is there a way to make the legend in the QGIS (v2.0.1) print composer reflect the same degree of transparency as set in the Style box in the main window? The legend symbol colours are shown with no ...
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Legend labels for Vector layer symbols - how to name them (GeoEXT)

I'm coding with GeoExt and I have some problems trying to display the names of diferent features in a vector layer. This is my code: mapPanel = new GeoExt.MapPanel({ map: map }); legendPanel = ...
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How to move the QGIS Layerpanel/Dockwidget programmatically

i'm working on a QGIS-plugin and want to move the default LayerPanel/Dockwidget to somewhere else programmatically. More specific: i want to move it into a tab of my tabwidget. Is this possible? How ...
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How to align QGIS legend items to the right?

Is there a way to align QGIS map composer legend items to the right, for right-to-left languages? There is only a title alignment option. Furthermore, I found this ticket from 4 years ago regarding ...
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How to add a legend and toggle the legend with a layer in Openlayers?

I'm currently trying to add a legend to my map and to show/hide it, when the corresponding layer (an image layer) is shown/hidden. My approach was to add a custom button with a .png of my legend. That ...
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Labelling pie chart legend entries by alias in ArcGIS 10.1

When generating pie charts in ArcGIS, it appears that the legend entries generated for the different slices are named based on field name, rather than the field alias. I've done some research, and ...
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How do I get data to display on the map legend?

I am trying to use the Legend widget from this link below to build a legend that displays our layers in the map: https://developers.arcgis.com/en/javascript/home.html I have added the legend widget ...
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Using multiple LayerIDs in a Legend

This should be simple, but I cannot find any documentation on how to do it. I have a legend that is bound to my map that contains several layers. I do not want all of the layers to appear on my Legend ...
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Problem in loading the legend of MapServer in ArcGIS

I have published a mapserver on my ArcGIS Server 9.3. I am developing a silverlight application using ArcGIS Silverlight API. Now I can load my map into my application and also the list of my layers ...
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QGIS Print Composer - Display Symbols for Empty Classes?

I am working on a map of mortality rates for several racial/ethnic groups and I have created custom classes to encompass the rates instead of the QGIS classes created through its various modes. This ...
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order layer in QGIS with pyqgis

I´m new in pyqgis. I´m looking for a code to move one layer in TOC to a specific position. Is it possible? Thanks a lot!
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How to use PyQGIS ( Python QGIS API ) to open/close Update Drawing Order checkbox in QGIS2's Layers (Legend Interface)

Thanks qgis 2, the Legend Interface (layers dockwidget) now has Update Drawing Order check box on right-click mouse context menu. I think this feature can let user temporally closes rendering, then ...
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Change label next to symbol in TOC

I'm trying to write a script to change the label next to the symbol in the TOC so it appears in the legend. Arcpy has a way to change the name of the layer, but I can't seem to find a way to change ...
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Why does ArcGIS for Desktop legend not always show symbol as desired?

I have a problem with the legends in the ArcMap because the patch does not show the marker symbol inside it well. Whenever, I move the legend it changes but never to what I want for every patch. I ...
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How can I create a legend with the new data defined symbols functionality?

I have a large geology data set that I need to display using an industry standard set of symbols and colours. The symbols and colours are attributes of the data. I have been using the data defined ...
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Creating a snapshot in ArcMap of a layer to be use for legend?

I am trying to create a snapshot using FastStone Capture version 5.3 to be use for the legend because it is diffcult to match their color especially is you are using raster or transparent ? How do I ...
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How to save and reload legend settings using Python?

Maybe you can help me with maybe a strange question. I know how to change settings of a legend individually by arcpy (like: Patch, Title, Items, Columns, Frame, Element Size&Position, etc.), but ...
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Using the excludelayer tag in Flex 2.3.1 with a cached service

I'm working on our first Flex server page using the Flex Viewer 2.3.1. The Legend widget works, but I cannot get the excludelayer tag to work. Here's where the problem probably is - it's a cached map ...
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Data Driven Pages - Dynamic Legend Classifications - Change with data frame extent

I am creating choropleth maps for quantified data. Each DDP will focus on a new county, which is shown by using a clip of the data frame (by the county boundary). I want to define quantified legend ...
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How to make Dynamic Legend in Map Book show “No information present at the time” using ArcPy?

I'm working on making everything automated in map book. One of the problems I have encountered was working with the dynamic legend. The issue is that when I toggle one page after another, some of ...
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How can I programmatically remove a layer from the QGIS composer legend without removing it from the map canvas?

I am working on a QGIS Python plugin which includes automated map production. I use a series of map templates, each of which has a main map, an overview map (with a layer set different to the main ...
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how to display the legend when the map contains external icons in R

I haven't found anything about the legend when the map contains icons external R (in png), is't possible to use the legend function or another function in R.
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Change symbol size in legend for FeatureLayer (ArcGIS API for JavaScript)

I'm learning how to create web applications using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. I have a map that is displaying both an ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer (which includes two layers) and a FeatureLayer. I ...
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Low quality legend symbols in QGIS

The legend symbols in my QGIS map composition render very pixelated, like this: However, they render fine for actual point data. They appear this way within map composer, when printing, and when ...
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Moving legend items up and down in QGIS

How can I change sort order in layer properties styles tab? The only way I've found is to change their labels and order by it.
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Map Package is not showing points on map

I am fairly new to GIS, but I am working on an interactive legend and I need to just be able to add a map package to the xaml and it place the points on the map. The legend seems to be working. All of ...
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Displaying representation symbology description in legend of ArcGIS for Desktop?

When a layer with Representations is turned on, how do you change the 'Description' in the Legend. The setting is normally under the symbology tab and it is not visible when Represenations are turned ...
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Adding count of features in categories to legend using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and I would like to know How to add the Count (which is visible on the Symbology tab of the Layer Properties dialog) to the legend?
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ArcGIS 10.1 Legend - Increase Icon on legend without increase on map

Was wonder if anyone knows how to increase a icon on the legend without it increasing on the map. I have to print an A0 and when I look at the legend the icons for each type are quite small...any ...
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Making multiple legend boxes all same size using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do I make all the rectangle or (legend box) all the same ? Look at the circles I marked in the pictures. It should be very simple thing to do. Anyone out there have a good workaround ?
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How do I symbol numbers into groups?

I am working on creating soils map and need to group symbolize into greater numbers and within between numbers.. Here is an example of what I am talking about ...