The set of conventions, rules, or encoding systems that define how geographic features are represented with symbols on a map.

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Specifying alternate symbology for print vs screen

Is there a way to specify an alternate symbology for print output in ArcMap (as opposed to what is currently on-screen? I am thinking along the lines of the functionality offered by CSS. For ...
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Is there an equivalent of “Not <Null>” in symbology categories with unique values, many fields

I would like to symbolise based on 2 date fields (d1,d2) in a layer. I would like to be able to have 3 different symbols: d2 is NOT null d1 is null AND d2 is null dl is NOT null AND d2 is null Is ...
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Grouping values after Unique symbology classification in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a layer that I am using the unique values, many fields symbology category for but I have two different values that I would like to have displayed with the same symbol and label for that symbol ...
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Downloading ArcGIS Online symbology to ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

How do I maintain the symbology of geospatial data that I download from online sources directly to ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 ? I downloaded the data at: ...
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Layer symbology is not applied in layer to KMZ

I have created a tool in modelbuilder. I use the make feature layer tool to create my layer. I right click on the layer and select a symbology. I run my tool and I can see that my symbology is applied ...
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How to recover from deleting the symbolid of a arcgis annotation feature class?

I have arcgis 10.1 (arcinfo license) and I am using a versionned database (arcsde) with SQL Server. I have accidentally deleted the symbolid of one of my annotation feature classes. All annotations ...
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Zonal histogram for each region (row) in a polygon (table) with python script

I have DEM.tif (symbology uses equale interval - 100m) and a polygon file (regions.shp) with many regions (names are defined in 'reg_name' column). I would like to use Zonal Histogram to produce ...
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Graduated values in symbology based on specific attribute in QGIS

I'm trying to solve the problem I've raised up in here.. I've rearranged the attribute table that looks like this: Important to notice is that the field "gruppo" is composed by 2 unique ...
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SVG Symbols not showing up in QGIS

I have made sure the SVG path is set and that the path has SVG files: Settings->Options->System->SVG Path > "C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis\svg" In Layer Properties > Style Manager > Marker ...
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Importing SVG symbols into QGIS

I've downloaded the SVG icon pack here: https://www.mapbox.com/maki/ How do I import these symbols into QGIS? As far as I can tell I need an .XML defining each symbol. Also using the Import from ...
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QGIS Categorized Symbology based on joined table

I am trying to create categorized symbology for a data layer. The column that I would like to base the categories on is a result of a table join. For some reason it isn't working. All of my polygons ...
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Is it possible to copy a graduated scale from a polygon to a point layer in QGIS?

I have a polygon layer (represented by cells) and a point layer. I've used the graduated symbology with the polygon layer. Now I'd like to export this graduated scale to the point layer. The field of ...
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Update Layer Symbology based on 1 field with changing data

I am running ArcGIS 10.2.2 Version 10.2.2.3552, using ArcMap. I have quite a big task here and before i attempt it i want to know if it is even possible. I've looked up some similar questions on ...
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How To Use Ampersand (&) Symbol For a Label In Symbology 10.2?

I am using unique values to symbolize my data. I am changing the labels as needed so they are reflected in my table of contents. I want to label one category "Oil & Gas". However when I use the ...
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How to convert a layer with a symbology using multiple attributes to a KML file using ArcGIS Desktop?

I could use some advice to convert a point feature layer with a symbology that uses multiple attributes (a color-scheme attributed to the percentage of positive malaria cases and a symbol size ...
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How to use python in arcgis to create new layer from selection and export into individual maps

I am trying to create county level maps by looping through a master file for each county. However, I get an error message when I try to run the code. I'm not sure what is wrong with my code and I ...
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Saving Feature Class Symbology into a Layer or Object to apply to another Feature Class

I am creating a tool to automate a data standardization process. Part of this process is saving the feature class (variable "filename") as a layer file, projecting it into another coordinate system ...
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How do you symbolise a 32-bit raster in ArcObjects?

For rasters that are ABOVE 16-bit - you cannot apply a colormap - so what is happening when you symbolise in ArcMap a 32 bit raster, it's certainly possible. I'm trying to emulate this funcitonality ...
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Using .lyr symbology in ModelBuilder?

I'm trying to set the symbology of a raster output in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS 10.1. I've followed the guidelines by creating the .lyr file and the adding it to the Layer Symbology tab of the Output ...
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How can I make a vertical symbol for a point which stands upright on the centroid?

Context: I need to display the location of wind turbines using a symbol from a True-type-font(ttf). The GIS software doesn´t allow me to define offsets, so I need to define a ttf which displays a ...
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Using Python Script to change Pie Chart Symbology

I am trying to change the symbology for Pie chart in ArcGIS. I have a feature class which is joined to a table and I will like to symbolized as a pie chart. I will be symbolizing it a lot thus I am ...
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Accessing “valueField” property of layer's symbology using ArcPy?

This has been really hard to debug, as I had no idea where to look at first, but I have made an attempt to access the "valueField" property of a layer file. This layer file is of the UNIQUE_VALUES ...
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Vector Layer Symbology Export?

When programmatically creating / saving a QgsVectorLayer - implementation of the ExportSymbology functionality does not seem to exhibit the implied effects. Does such a command not indicate that the ...
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CartoDB: cluster circles aren't proportional

I'm trying to visualize thousands of records on a map on CartoDB using the cluster feature but circles with 100 or 1000+ records have the same dimensions. I'd like to have more discrimination in ...
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How to create symbol with size and color based on two variables in ArcMap?

In arcmap 10.2 i have a layer that has two attributes: depth and magnitude. Depth should be represented by color: deeper points being lighter and shallower being darker. Magnitude represented by ...
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How to display symbols on a Raster in QGIS?

I have a raster file in which each cell has a numeric code which indicates that the cell is directed towards one of its eight neighbours. I am using QGIS to display each of the eight possible codes ...
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What can POLYCOLOR mean and is there a way to convert to RGB?

It is not for the first time I found in the tables of some data column called POLYCOLOR. Is there any way to figure out what that means and is it somehow convertible to RGB values? If I get it right ...
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Proportional Symbols - Custom legend breaks

I mapping the number of Boko Haram victims in each state of Nigeria for several years. I chose to make a proportional symbol maps using the centroid of each state. For a given year, the area of the ...
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MOLE options after ArcGIS10.2?

Esri said goodbye to MOLE, so now I am not able to achieve the same results as before, with the layer package which is offered on 10.2 version. Mostly because before I could customize the symbols ...
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Accessing advanced symbol levels with python in ArcMap

Does anyone know if it is possible to access the symbolgy levels in ArcGIS10 with python? I have a layer "temp" that I print to a pdf. The symbology is printed correctly but is drawn in the wrong ...
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Apply Symbology Layer to a group layers

I have several mxds (located in C:\Project ) that have 250 layers each. All the layers as the same name- "plan" and they all in group layers like that (added picture for example): I try to change ...
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Arcobjects Java event on featurelayer symbology change

I am working on an Java AddIn project for ArcMap. I need to find the event when user changes the symbology for a layer added in TOC. So far my best bet is to useIActiveViewEvents class on map, and ...
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Error in python code for loop using SearchCursor, selectlayerbyattribute, and copyfeatures tools

I am fairly new to python scripting for ArcGIS. I am trying to create maps where each county is selected and then copied into a new layer with only that county's data. Then, I used ApplySymbologyFrom ...
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Keeping symbology style in a polygon shapefile when converting to KML

I have a polygon shape with 23 classes and have created patterned symbology styles which I will like to have retained when I open in Google earth pro. Is there any how I can achieve this in either ...
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arcpy.mapping.ListLayers() without calling current mxd document

my question is how can I use the arcpy.mapping.ListLayers() function without calling the current mxd? I'm hoping to run the python script without having an ArcMap document open. My setsymbology code ...
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How to reverse color ramp in ArcMap?

I want to reverse the color ramp in ArcMap 10.2. In the example below, I want the red colour to be associated with lower values and the green color with the higher values. Any idea how to do this ...
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MapServer MapFile: How Do I Create This Symbol

I have a challenging visualization problem to solve. I am currently rendering a very simple point layer with MapServer - as indicated by the large large blue triangle in my attached image. And that ...
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“mapinfo qgis style converter” : error message

I would like convert a big point layer from .Tab toward .QML thanks to the plugin called "mapinfo qgis style converter" . The symbology of my layer is quite complexe (variables of coulours, shape, ...
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qgis-bin.exe has stopped working after changing symbol selector?

i am having troubles with QGIS 2.6.1. It crashes when i try to change the symbol selector within each vector layer. If it doesnt crash it seems that the changes i have made in symbol selector do not ...
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ArcMap Symbol levels get mixed up in multiscale representations

I have created several representations for a road network on different scales. As many of the roads are displayed as cased lines, I use symbol levels to control the drawing order. I then have saved ...
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How does the QGIS construct class intervals?

I'm using graduated style of a point layer to assign a colour ramp to symbols (squares). I assigned manual values to class intervals specifying classes to be: 0.60 - 0.80 0.80 - 1.00 That is, in ...
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Convert mapinfo styles toward qgis styles

Up to now, I has worked with mapinfo. I have a big vector layer (points) with a complex symbology. For several days, I gave up mainfo for qgis. Is there a way to converting my mapinfo files (.tab) ...
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QGIS Custom Symbols Group File Location

I am curious as to the location of the symbols group files. I have created numerous custom symbols, as well as symbol groups. I would like to share these with the people I work with. Thank you!
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How to use custom marker symbols in CartoDB?

I am new to CartoDB and haven't found a suitable answer to my search. I have a point layer uploaded to CartoDB and want to change the symbology to my own custom symbol - is this possible, and if so, ...
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Layer Symbology Based on both Category and Quantity?

I am running ArcGIS 10.2.2 Version 10.2.2.3552, using ArcMap. Here's my situation/what I would like to do: I have a layer that has sewer lines. Some are main lines, some are laterals. I would like ...
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Adjust Fill style behavior QGIS

Does anyone know how one can change the Fill style option in QGIS? I need to use a diagonal pattern that does exist, but I need to adjust it. I have a cartography specification that defines the ...
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Display bar charts in ArcMap

I am trying to symbolize data as bar charts in ArcMap. I have a feature class with two sets of data, and I want the bar charts next to each other on the map. The problem I am having is that the map ...
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How to update symbology without loading all symbols into TOC using ArcPy?

I am using ArcMap 10.0 Service pack 5. (government computer, no choice here). I am trying to automate a common mapping task... I have a clipped layer (SoilsClipped - which has maybe 4 or 5 ...
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How can I transfer ArcGIS custom symbology to another machine?

I created custom symbols on my PC at home using: Layer Properties dialog box > Symbology tab > Advanced > Rotation Now I want to transfer the symbology settings to another machine on campus. I ...
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Use 2 different symbologies on the same feature QGIS

I have data symbolized with different categories Each category has a field for different symbology style like the table below. Is it possible to visualize the same category of data with in ...