The act or process of making a map.

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Advanced android app for mapping and GPS logging?

I am looking for an android app able to log GPS data like coordinates, altitude, current speed and would be nice if also the GPS accuracy/number of satellites. Many GPS apps are able to display these ...
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iPad mapping application with custom maps

I'd like to load custom maps onto my iPad and use them offline with the GPS for navigation. These are maps I can prepare in any format and projection. Is there an application that can take, for ...
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What is a good metric for mapping accuracy

I have recently received a dataset that supposedly mapped the altitude a given region (a DEM). I would like to determine the accuracy of the new map by comparing it with a previously generated DEM. ...
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Creating disease risk map in QGis

I would like to create a risk map using RFE Data and Tiffs but now I realised that I actually have no idea how. I have dowloaded .Tiff(Region), .hdr and .bil(Rainfall/RFE) files from the USGS page, ...
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How to capture data for mapping

Well it might be an newbie question but I can't find it In my project I need the paths in a campus but these paths are inexistents so I'm going to walk around and mapping (I don't know if it's the ...
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Min. weighted average distance from multiple points

I am a complete beginner in mapping-related topics. Still, I´ve been wondering if anyone know this problem. It might be well known, I just don´t know its name. Initial situation: nx : x geographical ...
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Problem in multiple dataframe visibility in arcgis 10

I have added four dataframes on singe canvas. Within Arc environment everything works perfectly but when I export the map to .eps or .pdf or .jpeg two of them are working properly while the other two ...
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Free sources of mapping data for France

We are moving to France soon, and are currently investigating a lot of areas. Does anyone know of good online/offline resources for French mapping? I am very interested in mapping, weather, ...
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Using GIS / Map inside c# WPF

How could i create e mapping applications that displays a custom map from this URL: (Capabilties with a mapview) http://openwms.statkart.no/skwms1/wms.sjo_hovedkart2?request=GetCapabilities&...
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Following path in OpenStreetMap

I want to visualize a road present in the OpenStreetMap. Using OpenLayers, I try to do in the following way: Take a set of co-ordinates which should represent the two sides of the road. Join both ...
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How to perform Noise Pollution Mapping using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've been trying to do a noise pollution map, and I really don't know where to start with the information I have. The end result needs to be like in the link below. I've seen the question, How to ...
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Mapping territory boundaries based on county lines and street?

I don't have any experience with GIS and mapping (other than drawing polygons in Google Earth). I need to create custom territory boundaries on a map, with county lines and street/highways as ...
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Why are points collected with a Trimble FM 750 off by more than a mile when displayed in QGIS?

I have a grower that has a FM 750 and is trying to make points in a field. When finished he takes the file out of the display and goes to his computer and he can bring up the points in the right ...
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How to add Google,Bing map layer as a Base map in uDig?

I'm working on uDig, a Desktop GIS Viewer. Which is fantastic except, I can't add Google or Bing Mapping services to my application. I searched through their(uDig's) mailing list and found reply ...
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Renaming 1,200 rasters in File Geodatabase using ArcPy?

I've been tasked with renaming a large amount of raster files within a file geodatabase (ArcGIS style). I'm taking weather data which has a name format as such: "G"mmddhhhh I'm trying to add a year ...
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Create Fantasy Map

I'm currently looking to create a Fantasy map and share it with my friends. We have the map designed already in flash to certain degrees of detail and able to export as a vector. We'd like it to be ...
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Map location of unknown point with distances to two known points

I'm trying to develop a function in R that will locate a point (A) on a map given distances between that point A and two other points (B and C), for which exact coordinates are known. The problem I'm ...
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Plotting islands in ggplot2

I'm trying to plot bodies of water on my map and struggling with islands in ggplot2. I understand the right/left-hand rule for exterior/interior rings but there is still a problem going from island to ...
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Display a link in a popup with Leaflet

Hey there! Im working with the Leaflet javascript library. There should be an option to click on my map and view a popup. I already have a code for that: var popup = L.popup(); function onMapClick(...
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How to convert these mapping coordinates

I have an older database at work and I've been asked to map the recorded GPS coordinates for each record. Unfortunately, I can't figure out the map coordinates that were recorded. As an example, ...
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Improve mapping effect QGIS

I have a set of points with latitude/longitude coordinates and some value that I want to map using QGIS software. When I import my points and apply a graduated style I obtain the following map. On ...
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What is the best plain text format for georeferenced raster data?

I have to translate satellite images in a file in .txt format or another, such as Excel or .csv, in which there are pixel values corresponding to (longitude,latitude) couples. What is the best file ...
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Mapping points from total station data in Angle, Horizontal Distance, Vertical Distance

I am working on creating a contour map from total station topo points in ArcGIS 10. The points were collected using H angle, HD, VD instead of XYZ points. I need to create points from these ...
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How long for surveying quality GPS to get accurate 3D position information

I recently read an Ordnance Survey Blog article that seemed to suggest that it was necessary to leave the GPS device in use for four hours to gather requisite data. I am aware that "domestic" GPS ...
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How can I show points on the same coordinate as e.g. a bigger symbol in QGIS?

I use QGIS 1.8 for mapping archaeological findings. Some of the findings within one layer are located on the same site and therefore have the same coordinates. Therefore you just see one point instead ...
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Connecting Trails

I am working on mapping trails and reroutes of those trails in West Virginia. I'm going out with a GPS and walking everything and then coming back to the office to project everything on a map(s). The ...
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NHibernate spatial geometry type become NULL

I am using postgres/postgis as db and Nhibernate as ORM on a C# project. This is the first time I try to map postgis to a .Net application. My setup uses NHibernate version 4.0.4.4000 and NHibernate....
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What can I use for Territory Management in Canada?

For our Canadian organization, I would like to map out the Postal Codes for each sales rep on a map. I've so far used R to pretty good success, but it completely lacks the interactivity I need to ...
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Examples of Creative Cartography

I am looking for some examples of creative cartographic output. I am planning for something like a mixture of cartography, graphic design and spatial information. The output will be initially in ...
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Creating coloured map from Excel using ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have an Excel file with some data and I want to create a map and present data with colours. I do everything well except for I present my data with dots. Instead, I need to cover the free space with ...
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arcpy.mapping.ExportToTIFF fails to render layer?

Has anyone else had this problem? I have an mxd file with two layers in it, one of which is fairly 'heavy' (i.e. takes a minute or so to draw). All layers are visible by default. I have the ...
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Listing Joined tables in MXD using Python? [duplicate]

I've a question about arcpy List* modules. I have a quite large amount of data on ArcSDE Server. Earlier I made a list of the feature classes, and tables in the mxd-s placed there using da.Walk ...
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How to set layout element's “name” property in ArcMap?

Map Layout elements appear to have a "name" property that can be used to identify them. In ArcMap is it possible to set this property (interactively), and if so how is this done? I'm using ArcGIS 10....
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Building an online map - how hard can it be? [duplicate]

I am a complete coding/mapping novice and I have no experience whatsoever in this field. However, I have had a really promising business idea which would be based on an online map/website. My plan ...
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Percentages of web using mapping softwares [closed]

How accurate are the online mapping assessments on trends.builtwith.com? http://trends.builtwith.com/mapping Can ArcGIS really be only .33% ? If so, what does this say about ArcGIS. Also why aren't ...
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How to create high quality map with QGIS and Stamen tiles

I'm wanting to create a simple but high quality map in QGIS with two minimal vector layers and Stamen's landscape tiles as a basemap. When viewing my map in the QGIS print composer everything looks ...
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Remote sensing data for different scales

I'm looking for different satellite data concerning different scales. The first one I'm looking for is remote data for soil sealing and water bodies at a scale of 1:30,000, could be generally ...
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Best simple GIS for Estate inventory and mapping

I think my GIS needs would be considered simple for the 3500 acre estate I manage: create maps of our roads, trails, fields, and buildings, and show distances on the roads and trails; calculate ...
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Google Maps/Google Earth - KML Overlays and Custom Orientation

I am am trying to get the floor plans for our various buildings imported into 4 separate KML files, one for each floor level so that I can toggle them with javascript. I'm able to overlay our floor ...
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Traditional or Vintage mapping theme in ArcMap

Is there a labeling or theme extension that can be downloaded for ArcMap that would help to make my maps look Vintage like historic maps? I've looked at some of the ESRI extensions and basemaps online,...
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OpenLayers 3.10 - GetIndex / SetIndex

I am a complete beginner to OpenLayers and webmapping in general. I am trying to change the layers' order of my map by modifying the layers' index value, but I cannot get my code to work. Any hint ...
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Plot points on map using Fiona and/or Shapely

I have written a parser in Python that extracts the coordinates out of a GPX file and I would like to view those points on a map. I have done a little research and it seems like either Fiona or ...
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How to add new data frame(s) to map using ArcPy?

I want to add a 2nd data frame to an existing "*.mxd" file. Right now, i see option to add layers and edit properties of "CURRENT" data frame but could not figure out how to add a new one and export ...
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Connecting Data to GIS

Issue 1: I have been working on the re-evaluation of a Late Woodland Palisaded Village in southwest VA. The site map as been digitized in CAD. The original grid has been followed. The excavators did ...
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Android app: GPS Logger and POI recorder, with offline map

I am looking for a good app that can do one or many of my below listed requirements. They are listed with the most fundamental functions first. Preferably the app can do all of it, but it should at ...
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How to represent two fields of the same states or district layer using different color borders and fills in QGIS?

If I had a set of data in QGIS that was gradually shading a state or district the exact way I wanted -- but I also need to portray more information about that state or district with additional colors, ...
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AddLayer method does not add all bands of .tif image (3 bands total)

I am currently having trouble getting 3-band raster's to display correctly when I call the arcpy.mapping.AddLayer() method. It should be said that I am using a pre-existing mxd template to automate ...
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Error mapping data frame in R: is.data.frame(map) is not TRUE [closed]

I am trying to generate a map using the following data and code: fileURL <- c("https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-jAX5hT2D3hNnVtLVhROENKRGs") require(data.table) require(tidyr) require(dplyr) ge....
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Symbology classification scheme for Solar PV Electricity Generation

I am presenting some data relating to rooftops suitable for solar PV and their potential PV electricity generation. I am mapping the above data for the study area. What would be the best symbology ...
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Adding a custom color scale for a sp.points layer to levelplot() legend

I'm wondering how I can add a customized color palette that I used to display a sp.points layer in a call to levelplot (lattice plotting) in the rasterVis package in R. I used a function that Dave X ...