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

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Rotation of polygon fill symbol using ArcGIS for Desktop?

In ArcMap (ArcGis 10.1) I'm trying to find a way to fill a polygon with a symbol in different orientations. Is it possible? Example: look at the red semicircles, I would like to do something like ...
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How do I get a non-circle marker in a category map on CartoDB?

I have a CartoDB map which has two layers. I want both to display, and I want both to be category maps — there are 3 categories in each which display as three different colors. But I want to ...
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Why can't ArcMap, the benchmark cartography tool, create 4 color maps? [on hold]

With 4 colors you can create a map in which adjacent polygons never have the same color. It's a technique that has been known for at least 100 years. But ArcMap doesn't have the ability built in to ...
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How to Exclude Null or Zero Values from Graduated Colors Classification? ArcGIS 10.3

I have a layer that is classified using graduated colors. I have set it to a manual classification with 7 levels. My 1st value of 0 is not needed anymore. How do I remove the 1st level of ...
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Display different symbols in QGIS using Point Displacement renderer

How to display different symbols (not different in size, different in shape and color) on the same point in QGIS 2.8 using Point Displacement renderer? I want my layout with symbols around the ...
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Apply Symbology from a Layer

I am trying to update the symbology of a layer with another layer with a python script. I have written a code for this. But I am getting the following error message : ERROR 000732: Input Layer: ...
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Applying symbology to a layer with python, How to only have symbology in TOC that the sub layer has

i am trying to apply a symbology to multiply layers that i have created from one feature class. The original feature class is used to create several sub layers see layer loop this involves using ...
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OSM data Symbolization

I cannot change "Layer display level" of category in OSM Data. I would like to have "tertiary" roads under the "primary" roads. There is also a problem with displaying second level of line symbol. ...
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Append triangular symbols along polyline in ArcMap?

I have a polyline that needs to have triangles placed along the inside of the line as shown in the sample picture below. I've searched through ArcMap's symbology set and thought I could just add a ...
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How can I apply a color ramp to a shape file layer in QGIS 2.8?

How can I apply a color ramp to a shape file layer to show something simple like population variance? If this was ArcGIS, I would do it by using the Quantities tab in Symbology but I have been unable ...
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Export to CAD from Arcgis while preserving the symbology

Is there a way or tool that you can export layers (feature classes - points, lines and polygons) from Arcgis desktop 10.1 into a DWG/DXF, while still preserving the symbol (basic symbol - colours and ...
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Automatically changing the angle of a symbol in QGIS?

I am working with an iron age cemetery in QGIS. I marked every grave in a point layer with several columns; amongst others, burial rite (inhumation, cremation etc.). I inserted a second column for the ...
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Creating visual representation based on field in attributes table using ArcMap? [closed]

I have a column in my attribute table with values ranging from 0-24. They correspond to values for each cell in a grid on the map. I want to add a graphic representation to the grid on my map ...
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QGIS symbology to ESRI

Does anybody know how to export the layer symbology from QGIS into a format that can be used by with ESRI products? I have been successful in exporting an XML but it quotes the file type as: !DOCTYPE ...
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in a single vector layer I have a three of polygons with different field values (e.g1,2,3). How Can I color each field value polygon differently?

In a single vector layer I have a three of polygons with different field values (e.g1,2,3). How Can I color each field value polygon differently? To explain a bit more my three polygons are showing ...
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Is it possible to represent points as sparklines in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point dataset with a number of attributes that I would like represent as sparklines (or simple line charts). This is similar to the bar chart symbology found within ArcGIS for Desktop. For ...
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Where can I find ArcGIS/ESRI sample graphics?

I am looking for sample graphics/pictures that I can use in my program for pinpoints and other markers. Does ArcGIS/ESRI have any that are available to the public? I'm trying to use ...
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Importing ArcGIS colour scheme into QGIS [duplicate]

I've just imported a soil map of Ireland into QGIS. However, all soil associations are displaying in one colour. The associated zip file includes a 'layer file' containing the colour scheme for the ...
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Extracting color values from layer to build index using ArcPy/ArcMap?

My university wants the maps we create to become more standardized and so we're changing all the colors on our base vector map. The new standard needs to be indexed and I have the task of creating ...
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Converting symbology from ArcInfo Workstation to ArcGIS Desktop?

I was using UNIX based ArcInfo Workstation software and I have many Data in a coverage file. I need this files to change to shapes to use in ArcGIS Desktop software. By exporting it brings only ...
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How to change features to have unique symbology color? [duplicate]

Say I have many features which need to have unique symbology color, how can I do this in ArcGIS 10.1. Possible using Python script? or Just simple tool in ArcToolBox.
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Showing top 5 through pie charts/graphs using ArcGIS for Desktop?

With ArcGIS, I have to display pie graphs for each community district. These pie graphs must show the top 5 cars for each district. I already have the spread sheet and the shapefile, where I can join ...
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Load and View Layers with Specific Symbology in QGIS form

I want to create a form to access my desired layers with defined symbology through some push Buttons in QGIS. when you click a button, specific layer with a defined symbology will be shown, Could you ...
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ArcGIS - possible to set the drawing order of polygon features [duplicate]

I have a table with polygons that I wish to display in a map. I would like the smaller polygons to appear on top of larger polygons. Is there a way to set the drawing order such that the larger ...
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10.3 Symbol Selector

I upgraded to 10.3 from 10.2. I tried to SAVE a symbol but the SAVE AS button is grayed out, rendering saving as not possible. I've tried rebooting, re-opening the mxd... What solutions are ...
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How to publish a single (standardized) QGIS symbology which relates to different datasets of same schema?

Given a specific (locally extended/stored) symbology and styling in QGIS which refers to several different shapefiles or tables (GeoPackage/Spatialite), how can I easily move or share this with ...
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How to show street direction on map?

I am using sharpmap to render my OPEN STREET MAPS (osm) maps. i need to show the direction of one way streets on my map. How can i do that?! After googling i found SharpMap.Rendering.Symbolizer and ...
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Using different symbols and colors for each row in a shapefile attribute table

I have a shapefile where I have a column of individual locations (ID field below), and then a column of yes/no data for each location. Some locations were visited twice and got different results. I ...
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Legend of CORINE land cover in ArcGIS 10.x layer file

I am looking for the legend of Land Cover (Corine Land Cover) for ArcsGIS 10.x. as a layer (.lyr) file. I want to symbolize the classes without setting the RGB color values one by one; especially for ...
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How to symbolize null values in ArcGIS using Quantities symbology?

One numeric field in my data involves null values (missing data). When I specify it as quantities in symbology, it turns out that the polygons associated with null values are taken out of the map. How ...
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Use Multiple Symbology on single layer [duplicate]

Task: Display multiple symbologies (Gratuated symbols and Colours) on one layer Problem: The symbology keeps overwriting itself, so I cannot get both symbologies at the same time Methods Tried: ...
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ArcGIS dot density for small areas

I'd like to use dot density to display some data in Arc, but the areas (polygons) I'm displaying it for are so small in some cases that I suspect the pattern is being misrepresented. If several ...
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Import symbology to specific unique value in ArcMap?

I am working with arcview 10.3. I trying to change the symbology of unique value "43" in layer "Total" to the same symbology as in layer "a2-land". but in the layer properties when i choose ...
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Set picture marker symbol for a layer with arcpy (ArcGIS)

I have an ArcGIS map document with one layer symbolized with Categories > Unique values. I want to update symbology for this layer by specifying a path to a picture marker symbol for every unique ...
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Getting information out of an ArcGIS .lyr file

I'm using ArcGIS 10 and I downloaded a Raster layer from here: http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/glc2000/products.php When I unzip it I get the following files: 1 Aux-File (15KB) 1 ...
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ArcGIS Javascript API - symbology based on related table

Any idea of how to do that ? For now I dont see any way to create a SimpleFullSymbol based on values from a related table Or to use some renderer for the cause too.
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Using layer file to apply symbology to shapefile with ArcPy?

I have code that doesn't work at the moment: # Import arcpy module import arcpy # Script arguments Input = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) if Input == '#' or not Input: Input = "frame" # provide a ...
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How to show percentiles in Qgis?

I have a polygon layer with several fields, like: population, wage, age, etc. I would like to show the percentile value for those fields. How can I do that in an automatic way with QGIS 2.6.1?
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UniqueValueRenderer on GUID fields doesn't work?

Have anyone been using ArcGIS UniqueValueRenderer on attribute fields of type GUID? I've created a UniqueValueRenderer that has a default symbol. If I do: renderer.Fields.Add("OBJECTID"); or ...
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How do I apply a gradient to the edges of a buffer?

I have a series of buffered points. I want to apply a gradient to the buffer edge so it appears the buffer just fades away - no discrete line. How can I create this effect?
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Symbolize points in the same shapefile differently

I was wondering if there is a way to edit the appearance of the points in the same shapefile. I have a shapefile with fifty points in which dead wild animals were found but 5 of them were positive to ...
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Can the maximum and minimum values of raster display be changed automatically when changing the data frame extents?

I have a raster layer in arcgis which covers a large surface area. I would like to be able to zoom into specific areas of this raster and have it display only the range of values in the area I have ...
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How do I symbolize by year, when date column has MM/DD/YYYY

I am trying to symbolize an SDE feature, so I can't add any new columns. The date column is formatted as MM/DD/YYYY. I would like to symbolize all 2015s as one symbol, 2016, 2017 as other unique ...
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Marker Line Symbol with Character Marker Symbols gets grayed when published to map service

After publishing as Map Service character marker symbols become grayed even if their colour is black in definition. This odd behaviour happens in ArcMap 10.2.2 and ArcMap 10.3. Are there are any ...
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Problems with ApplySymbologyFromLayer

I'd like to use specific colors for my Unique Values. I tried creating another layer. choosing the colors that I want, and using the ApplySymbologyFromLayer. I also updated my new layer to make sure ...
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How can I create individual directional point symbols in MapInfo?

I have a point tab file where one of the attributes is a 0-360 direction. I want to create an arrow symbol for each point with the arrow pointing in the direction listed for that point in the table. ...
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Is there something like QGIS` style option “data defined properties” in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Is there an option to do something like this in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop: http://shreshai.blogspot.co.at/2014/10/display-with-color-symbology-from-data.html I mean especially the part ...
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ArcGIS python toolbox: GPFeatureLayer parameter “loses” symbology type

I'm pretty new at ArcGIS python toolboxes. Here is one problem I've been fighting with for a while. I want to create an output layer (GPFeatureLayer) with a specific symbology (GRADUATED_COLORS) and ...
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recognising “any date” in symbology?

Could anyone tell me how to select a date in the Symbology > Categories > Value field to express symbology for any cells that contain a date rather than having to add every date as a field to define ...
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How to change symbol size in QGIS map composer legend?

I need to set an identical size to several symbols inside a QGIS map composer legend. The 'Symbol' menu in the Legend properties allows to set a height and width but this has no effect on the size of ...