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

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Converting an image into a font to label point features

How do you convert an image (ex: company logo) into a font and store it within arcmap so that it can be called upon to label point features with?
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Semi, third, quarter circle and other compound style symbols in QGIS?

I think I used quarter (and other) circles in QGIS in the past. But it might be as well that it was only in different software. Anyway now I am not able to find in symbols any option for compound ...
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Is there a standard way to show navigability of waterways?

Is there a standard (or common) way to indicate whether a river is navigable? Even better, are there standard ways of showing various grades of navigability (accessible to small craft only, ...
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QGIS- Categorized symbol styling

I work with this polygon shape file: I can see the values 0,1 color but i can't see where the purple polygon location. In the attribute table there no more than two values, so i don't ...
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Symbolise multiple layers in Arcmap with a Symbology Manager?

Is there a way to change or edit or copy the symbology of layers in Arcmap TOC? What Im thinking of is a solution similar to Maplex but for symbology. Maplex has a label manager where you can ...
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Arcpy ApplySymbologyFromLayer color problems with extent

I am batch automating PDF maps with many overlapping layers and many different symbology colors. When the map is zoomed far out- two of the layers, lets call it line1 (the only blue layer) and line2 ...
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Creating symbology for polygon layer which has opaque outlines but transparent colored fills using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working in ArcGIS 10.2 and I run a Basic license. Is there a way to make the outlines/borders of a polygon layer 0% transparent, while having the fields themselves show up at around 20% ...
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Is there an ArcGIS Pro Style Manager like ArcMap's?

Is there a way to manage all your styles within ArcGIS Pro? I tried looking under Symbology and Options but cannot seem to find a place to manage my custom styles so that I can reuse them in other ...
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ArcGIS crashes when trying category symbology?

I'm facing an issue with ArcGIS 10.3. When I try to use symbology type "category" the program crashes. It seems that is not a matter of data because I used the data before and nothing happened. The ...
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Rotating charts in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have just drawn a set of bar charts over a layer in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. How can I manage rotate the charts keeping my dataframe with the same rotation? The options offered in Symbology ...
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QGIS interactive gradient editor - already available?

i have found several links on the "new interactive gradient editor" - which seems pretty interesting and comfortable !!! the features shown in a youtube video are promising, but i didn't find any ...
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ArcGIS Serious Application Error [closed]

I'm a complete novice to GIS and just began an Introductory course. I am having an issue when I try to access the Symbology tab on a layer. Specifically, when I click on the 'Categories' field and ...
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QGIS 2:14 - Border show-through on small Simple Markers

On small Simple Markers, 2.20000 mm or less, there is border show-through which I have been unable to eliminate with no pen or transparent border style. This is shown in the group of large and small ...
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Will symbol size impact buffer size?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1. I want to create buffers that represent CO2 equivalent from landfills. I used graduated symbols to label each landfill site, based on amount on incoming waste per year. Will ...
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Symbolize a layer based on it's related table (1:M relationship class)

I have a layer of polygons joined by a relationship class to a table by Field = DistrictIDNumber The Table has multiple entries for each polygon so it is a one to many relationship. Is there any way ...
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QGIS: How to modify the appearence of selected attributes [duplicate]

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen). When I open the attributes table of a layer, I select some data which is then highlighted in yellow on the map. I was wondering if it is possible to change the ...
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GeoServer - Multiple symbology on single layer

I'm trying to show multiple symbologies on a single GeoServer layer. I'm also using the CSS extension, but an SLD example would be fine. My GeoServer version is 2.8.2 For example: A yellow rectangle ...
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MapServer square symbol composed of 4 internal squares

I need to create simple square symbol composed of 4 internal squares. SYMBOL NAME 'SQUARE_TL' TYPE vector FILLED true POINTS 0 0 0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0 ...
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How to change color ramp interval size in QGIS 2.12?

I'm working on elevation data and I'm trying to change the interval size to 50 meters in the layer's style. I created a color ramp color interpolation on the elevation layer. The values are between ...
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Symbology for different years

I have an attribute field which contains Date data. The data is broken down like "3/14/2016". I would like to have different symbology for different years. When I go into the symbology tab within the ...
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Is it better to use a single layer with symbol classes or multiple layers with definition queries?

I use symbology classes to display my data most of the time. I think I have noticed a performance hit when using symbol classes on large datasets, although it might just be in my mind. That got me to ...
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Changing QGIS Symbology

I'm trying to change the symbol from 'marker' to 'fill' in layer properties. Is it possible to change that so I can fill the entire property instead of having points for each property?
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How to place only one symbol on the centroid of a multipart polygon?

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen). I would like to place symbols on the centroids of my data. The problem is that some of my data has multi-part polygons, which means it places the symbol at the ...
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How to create custom line symbol with text in it using ArcGIS?

I have some layers for which I have to use special symbology. Most of these symbols are lines (continous, dashed, dotted, etc.) but they have different text in them for example: ...
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Symbols not Rendering if more than 100 records

I have a link in the infowindow that displays all sale records in a particular area. The link work fine if there are less than 100 records. If there are more than 100 records then nothing happens ...
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Automatically style raster using unique values in QGIS?

In ArcMap, it is possible to automatically calculate the unique values for a raster and then apply a different style to each unique value (see 1st image). However, in QGIS, I have to manually add ...
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Double classification for symbols in QGIS

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen). I have symbols that I have classified according to certain value from one of the columns in my shapefile. Furthermore, I was wondering if it is possible to do ...
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QGIS individual symbol rotation

I've digitised some symbols in QGIS (2.14.1) as a new Shapefile point layer. I want the symbols to be rotated to different angles. I've worked out that I can have a data defined rotation field in my ...
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Changing colours in SVG symbol using QGIS?

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen), and I have imported a traffic cone symbol in SVG format to represent some of my data. I was wondering if it was possible to change the color of this symbol ...
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QGIS crashes when selecting symbols

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen). I can open it no problem and load shapefiles correctly. However, when I go in the file properties and select "style"/ "unique symbols", the system crashes and ...
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How to set style for features within atlas feature

I have a vector layer with property parcels, and another vector layer separating them into regions. I have the regions layer controlling an atlas. I would like to have only the parcels within the ...
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Import PNG symbols in QGIS

I would like to upload some symbols into QGIS using version 2.14 (Essen). I would like to upload a PNG but it seems the only format available is XML. Do you know if its possible to upload PNG's ...
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Symbology/points not showing on ArcGIS Online web map but data is present

I have a layer that has been symbolized in an ArcDesktop project. The project was saved and Shared As --> Publish Service up to our ArcGIS Online account. All layers and their symbology have ...
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Automate map symbology using varying input data in ArcGIS/arcpy?

I'd like to generate a series of maps, where each map displays graduated colors based on a different variable in the feature's attribute table. The geographic area is the same in each map. I'm using ...
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Changing polygon boundary thickness/color

How can I make the polygon boundaries of admin 1 thicker than thous admin 2? I. e. I want to make the province boundaries thicker than its district boundaries.
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How to display different SVG icon in the same layer in QGIS based on attribute value

Based on this question: How to display different SVG icon in the same layer in QGIS is it possible to add multiple svg files in qgis to the same layer automatically based on attribute value? I have a ...
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How to show draw effects in legend in QGIS

I have edited the features on my map using the draw effects tool (colourize, glow etc). However, in Print Composer, the legend shows these feature symbols in their original form. How can I get them to ...
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Right angled triangle symbol ArcMap

Does anyone knows if there is a Right angled triangle symbol into ArcMap standard symbology? I've found only isosceles triangles.
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Symbolizing OSM rail lines in QGIS

I am struggling to come up with a proper layer style for a rail network extracted from OSM in QGIS. I just want active rail so I choose the "rail" tagged features (rule-based rendering). But since ...
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setting a PictureFillSymbol via ArcObjects not wanted/allowed?

Have a problem in setting a PictureFillSymbol in polygon-layer-properties via ArcObjects. I just create the Bitmap not from file, it is "painted" in runtime. After loading the layer and setting the ...
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ArcMap arrow symbol for point: how to make the arrow end starts from the point instead of sitting in the middle of point?

I am trying to use arrows to display points. The arcmap worked nicely to rotate arrow according to the angle field (layer property/symbology/advanced/rotation), however the middle of the arrow sit on ...
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How can I create a pie chart of species recorded so that the colours match the symbology of the GPS points displayed in my map?

I have created a map in ArcMap 10.3 showing the locations of bat sightings in a borough in London, the symbology set to show the different bat species recorded. I want to have a pie chart as an insert ...
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Importing Map Styles in ArcMap?

I recently found some information on exporting map styles in arcmap and I used this to save some specific symbology that I will need to reuse many times. However, I can't find any documentation or ...
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Creating/modifying arrowhead symbology to create a 'pie' style symbol around a point

I have a point dataset that has 18 (2 categories of 9) variables that need to be symbolized. We want to symbolize each variable using an arrowhead symbol or some kind of triangular symbol that, by ...
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Symbols changed in conversion from QGIS to Webmap

When I convert a map in QGIS to a webmap, the symbols are changed--the size is ok, but all the specific symbols-- stars, diamonds, etc.--are converted to circles. Does anyone have suggestions on how I ...
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Categorize on difference between max and min value for features with same attribute

I have a points layer. Some points have the same value in FIELD_1. I want to give different colors (value in FIELD_3) for different sizes of ranges of values in field FIELD_2 among points with same ...
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Label styles Formatting in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm currently making a map that uses custom colors for the layer symbology. It was requested that the labels for each class in the layer use the same color palette as the layer. Is there a way to ...
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How to match symbology between two layers

I have two point layers: one shows the number of people in a county, the other shows the number of people who receive a particular service in that county. I am symbolizing them both as "proportional ...
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How to symbolize 3D polylines segements?

Using ArcGIS, I created 3D polylines by extending the sample code here: ESRI Sample Code import arcpy # A list of features and coordinate pairs feature_info = [[[1, 2, 5], [2, 4,10], [3, 7,25]], ...
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Can I transfer catagorised symbol groupings to to an attribute?

I have a layer file in ArcGIS 10.2 that symbolizes some points by category. 100s of different values in the value field have been grouped down to about 20 symbols. Unfortunately the data I want is ...