An organized collection of predefined colors, symbols, properties of symbols, and map elements.

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Hand drawn sketchy symbology styles for GIS software

Often times in planning projects, a hand drawn, sketchy look is desirable in order to convey the preliminary nature of a project. Is anyone aware of any utilities/plugins for desktop GIS software ...
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SLD to Esri lyr file?

Does anybody know if there's a sw/extension to convert an SLD to Esri. lyr format, or to import the SLD directly?
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How to create desire lines in QGIS?

How can I show the flow coming from an Origin-Destination matrix as desire lines? I need a result like the one in the picture below. I need to scale them proportionally to its value (coming from a ...
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QGIS Categorized Style: Rearranging values so that it doesn't go 57,58,59,6,60,61

I have a a column of data that I'm trying to display in the Categorized Style but when QGIS orders the values it ranks them, for example, 57, 58, 59, 6, 60, 61, 62.... Is there a way to rank them in ...
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Why is the OGC Symbology Encoding standard not being implemented and is SLD an alternative?

I searched exhaustively over the internet as well as at this How to export Symbology from ArcGIS to Microstation or QGIS? but didnt find a satisfactory answer. Hope to get the answers from the experts ...
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What's the simplest way to style vector data in Geoserver?

There seem to be three main options: Manually write the SLD files, based on the SLD cookbook Create the SLD file in QGIS, then import Use the add-on GeoExplorer to create custom styles online ...
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Is it necessary to master openlayers to use geoserver?

Is it necessary to learn openlayers to use geoserver? Can i completely ignore OpenLayers so long as i master using geoserver to publish data on my website because i understand openlayers is contained ...
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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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QGIS line style

I found the latest QGIS has a great tool to create complex styles, however looks like one small but very useful thing is missing, or I can't find it. I'm trying to create a line style something like ...
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Openlayers - Cloned features get style from original feature

I am having a problem with the styling of a WFS vector layer from GeoServer after cloning features from it and adding them to a new feature. First I create a new empty vector layer and add it to the ...
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Customizing Popups in Openlayers

Is it possible to customize the shape of popups in OpenLayers? For example, I am creating a pop-up using the following approach: var popup = new OpenLayers.Popup.FramedCloud( "popup", ...
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Mapnik style editor

Is there any tool or editor which can shorten the cycle for experimenting on different styles for mapnik. It would be wonderful with something like cloudmade's editor, but with the possibility to ...
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custom Layer Switcher style in openlayers

I use this example to customized my layer switcher in openlayers.But I want to change the position,width and height of layer switcher.I know it relates to CSS.I change some numbers to get some ...
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how to display polygons as points until certain zoom level?

can somebody tell me how to display polygons as points until you zoom to some level. I'm speaking about OpenLayers. So, for example, if the zoom level is less then 10 than it should display feature as ...
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How to remove trailing zeros from QGIS Graduated Style Class labels?

I'm sure I've seen a solution to this before but now I can't find it. When using the graduated fill style in QGIS I get lots of trailing zeros in the labels. This makes my legends look messy in the ...
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How to style points in QGIS based on multiple attributes

While trying to find a useful way having earthquakes displayed, I noticed that it isn't that easy to manage. I'd like to be able to recognize the "Magnitude", "Date", and "Depth" from the style of ...
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Setting rendering order of line layers in QGIS

I have a dataset where different road types are in separate layers, i.e. motorways, primary roads and secondary roads. In turn, each layer is subdivided by embedded codes into different sub-types - 4 ...
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How do you make map styles NOT appear in a legend?

I am using GeoServer to serve up OSM data. I am making use of the GetLegendGraphic command, but I do not want some of my styles to appear in the legend (for example, the styles that are ONLY for text ...
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Assign Icons to specific points dynamically in OpenLayers

I have a json file describing features on a map (routes, points etc) points include places of interest such as airport, harbor etc. Is there a way to assign icons to these points? example: have a ...
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Does anyone display OpenStreetMap through MapServer, ArcGIS for Server or Geoserver?

I use Windows OS. The data (OpenStreetMap) are stored in a postgres/postgis database. How do I display this data correctly? Update: Now I use: geoserver-2.3.5.exe, ...
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Is Geoserver's “styler” plugin dead?

The "Styler" plugin for Geoserver promised flexible styling of your data, using the GeoExt library: The user guide tells you to first install the REST plugin, and then extract the styler zip file ...
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QGis: Natural breaks (Jenks) - algorithm is buggy?

I don't know how the Natural Breaks (Jenks) algorithm works in QGis graduated symbolism, and I've deliberately not researched it in order to ask this question, as my point is based on what seems to be ...
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QGis 1.8 fails to rotate point geometries with rule-based style

I have to do some visualizations in QGIS (1.8.0) and up to now I've been very happy with the new Dialog "Layer Properties -> Style", using the rotation-field to rotate Point-Geometries visualized by a ...
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Trying to fill polygon fills the entire map

I have been given some shp files to be displayed using Mapserver. Until now I was able to find the correct projections, display the map, and show labels. However, I have problems with polygon colors. ...
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How to change the vertex style for editing?

When I use drag feature, then the circles on the polygon edge has the same style. For example, this OpenLayers site. I need to change it, I mean they need to be a different color. What is their ...
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How do I make line symbols intersect cleanly without showing edges in QGIS?

I digitised a map showing electric grid lines. I merged a number of lines into a single feature. Now, I'd like these lines to be displayed so that the intersections appear continuous. At the moment, ...
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How to get a QGIS useable style file from OS .xml and .xsl files?

Ordnance survey provide some style files to support their vectormaplocal product. The style files appear to come in pairs, similarly named but one with a .xml extension and the other .xls The two ...
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How can GeoJson polygons be colored programmatically using OpenLayers?

I'm experimenting with dynamically setting the color values of a geojson polygon. In my geojson file, there is an attribute for each polygon called pop_den. I am trying to update the fillcolor of the ...
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How to define a line's width graduated by its attributes?

I have a line shapefile with lots of lines that have different attribute values. I want to present these lines in different widths according to their attribute values without classes but a graduated ...
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Difficult style for the map

There is a task before me of generating images as shown below. The main problem is the signs which must be placed outside the polygon (if they do not fit in it), and the lines should connect the sign ...
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Is it possible to create road-type dependent 'shields' in QGIS?

In QGIS, I need to place road numbers on a map (they are point labels) in solid rectangular boxes to make them stand out. Ideally they need to be the same colour as the road they refer to, so a ...
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Dynamic SLD styling - unique colours for linestrings

I have a postGIS table that looks like this: (plus a 'track' geometry column, a linestring for the vessel's track) sampling_interval | voyage_name | start_time_utc | id | ship_name | ...
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Changing infoWindow style in ArcGIS JavaScript API (v3.2)

See below a screenshot of the infoWindow's appearance in my ArcGIS JavaScript API (v3.2) application. As you can see the transparent title bar with the white buttons doesn't work too well against a ...
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Looking for qml specification

Where I can find qml specification which is used for store symbology information in QGIS? Try to googe it - no result.
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How to Edit Reference Styles in ArcMap 10

Within the Symbol Selector > Referenced Styles How does one edit (rename, delete, etc.) the referenced styles? Clarification: I don't mean changing the look of the symbol using the "Edit Symbol" ...
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How to keep layer style/symbology when saving as KML?

When saving as a kml, is it possible to keep the style of the QGIS layer? I have tried a couple plugins that have been mentioned on here: qgis2kml ('format not yet supported') and qgis2google2 ...
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change style of newly drawn points

I've a vector layer with a bunch of draw controls on it. You can add polygons, points and you can modify polygon. Now I changed the style of the points so they have a nice pin-like image. But them I ...
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OpenLayers OSM tile boundary

I have a local tile source of OSM tiles. I'd like to show the tile zoom, x, y on the tile so that I can optimize and create small offline groups of tile for specific areas(polygons). I can get the ...
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What are the differences between formats for storing styles?

I'm looking for a format for store information about data styles for my web application. There are different formats for describing vector data styles. For example, SLD, Mapnik XML, and there may be ...
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Is the ArcMap style database format available somewhere?

The *.style files are MS Access databases where each style type is a table. The table has one binary column where the actual style is written. Is this binary format available? I would like to import ...
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ESRI.style file not loading on citrix

We have a distributed ArcMap application on a citrix farm. We've come across a strange problem where the ESRI.style doesn't load. If you create a session, you can then go through the style manager ...
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Is GeoExt styler extension available for Geoserver 2.3.3?

I've switched from my older version of geoserver to geoserver 2.3.3. In the older version, the styler worked just fine, but I could'nt find a styler extension that matched the new version. I tried ...
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How to highlight on mouseover without wiping out select control

I am trying to highlight features of a vector layer as the mouse moves over them. I can make this work. I'm also trying to make the features selectable and have a popup box when they're clicked. this ...
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OpenLayers and external CSS

I am using geoExt and OpenLayers to plot some map. Everything worked well until I had to add some styling. To display it on the webpage, I need to use the CSS of my university and once I do that, I ...
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How to use a sld file with Openlayers using OSM data?

My app, made with openlayers, displays building data called from overpass api. var data_url = "http://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=(way[building](bbox);node(w););out body;"; //main working ...
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Rasterization tools for vector datasets with styles

I have hundreds of Personal Geodatabases and I want to create one georeferenced TIFF for each one. Each PGDB has the same feature classes ('CotourLines', 'Hidrography', etc) for what I have some ...
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Script to add colours from .style file to multiple shapefiles

I have added 70 fill colours in a .style file. For adding these colours to my shapefile i would have to manually go to properties/symbology/match to symbols in a style/ then browse to the location ...
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Saving vector layer with specific symbology

I am creating a polygon feature layer with soil classes. I need to share this layer with some colleagues and I need the layer to maintain the color ramp I have created. Is there any specific format ...
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Data-defined Styles in QGIS

I have downloaded a shapefile of bedrock geology. I need it to be displayed as it should be with the style applied. The supplier will no give me a qml. but i have noticed in the .dbf file the Cyan ...
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Styling OS Vectormap Local in QGIS?

I am attempting to style Ordnance Survey Vectormap Local on QGIS 1.8.0 by using the styling sheets suplied by Ordnance Survey. The styling sheets are available from the OS website ...