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

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How to show labels exactly around a circle in QGIS?

I found an interesting way of proportional symbol mapping and labeling, I think this was made by Adobe Illustrator but I couldn't find out if it can be done in QGIS. What I am interested in the most ...
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Multiple attribute symbology in ArcMap

I have a layer I need to symbolise with graduated colours based on one field and graduated symbols based on another field. Sizes are based on a field that stores a count (range 1 to 50). Colours are ...
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Is there a way to symbolise a shapefile based on the most recent attribute?

I am working with a large number of sites (300+) which have had surveys carried out on them over the last ~3 years which are scored as Low, Moderate and High. Some of these sites have been surveyed ...
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Transparency to unique value in ArcGIS 10.3

I have this polygon layer and i try to set the transparency to 52% only to the c value: but when i set to 52% transparency, all the values changed: I can copy\paste the polygon and remove a,...
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Applying symbology to raster layer in ArcPy without using symbology layer (layer file)?

I have a raster layer with 3 unique values (1,2,3) and I want to apply a unique color to each using RGB values or hex codes, without the use of a symbology layer (layer file). Is it possible to ...
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Changing Edit Sketch Symbology in ArcGIS Pro

I am trying to change the sketch symbology for vertices in ArcGIS Pro 1.3. I know you can change the symbol from the default in ArcMap here. I was wondering if there was the equivalent for Pro. Below ...
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Query in symbology as in labels using Arcgis 10.0

I'm using a bigger data set of points indicating different categories in ArcGIS 10.0. Single polygon, say district, may have a number of categories in it. I was wondering if I could make query of ...
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How to create a polygon fill as seen in the QGIS 2.16.0 changelog?

The polygon fill for 'Urban parcels' in the following .gif animation looks really cool. http://changelog.qgis.org/media/images/entries/5817785cf3d18db78669c2eb2c2be0cf606c3783.gif (See also: http://...
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Offset Line Symbology in ArcMap?

I have a line feature that I offset by altering the symbology from "simple line" to "cartographic line" and then adjusting the offset. However, this segmented the line in many places. I tried a ...
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Transferring Interpolated Results to Line Features

I am using ArcDesktop 10.3. I have a road network feature dataset and a point city feature class. Using Network Analyst and Closest Facility along with several incident points, I solved several ...
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Increase arrow symbol length by value in Arcmap

I use ArcMap to visualize surface displacements. I have a point shapefile with magnitude and angle values, which I plot as simple symbols with size=magnitude and rotation=angle. As symbol I use ...
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Modify symbology on newly created shapefile with arcpy

I'm new to using arcpy and I'm diving into the deep end. Using arcMap 10.2.2, I can create a shapefile thus: # create point shape file for buildings arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(myFolder, "...
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I am trying to have markers in a KML to follow the direction of the view in Google Earth

I am trying to represent the flow direction of streams in a KML file to be used in Google Earth. As complex line symbols are not supported by the KML format, I have opted for a solution combining ...
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Using SVG file to fill polygon using QGIS- problem

I try to fulfill polygon with SVG file (which created with inkscape) but when i load the file into QGIS by this way: i get polygon layer with no symbology: Now, i red Using SVG from Wikipedia ...
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SVG symbol colors differences in QGIS 2.12?

I don't understand why SVG symbols, which are colors changeable in the symbol default installation like this airplane: whereas there symbols like the transport bus station, and lighting symbol (...
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Can I save the symbology of all the layers in my mxd so that I can quickly revert back to a certain “look”

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and would like to set multiple variations of the layers symbologies. In autocad this would be the equivalent of setting the layer state.
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Width of a dual-line based on values out of the attribute table in ArcGIS

Is it possible to symbolize the width of a dual-line automatically by a value out of the attribute table in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1? In my case, i have hundreds of different entries with the width ...
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Explaining what number (highlighted location) represents in watershed basin?

Can anybody explain whats this number(highlighted location) represents in watershed basin?
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QGIS Symbol Categorisation

layer = iface.activeLayer() # get unique values for 'severity' field fni = layer.fieldNameIndex('severity') unique_vals = layer.dataProvider().uniqueValues(fni) # define categories to use in ...
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Where the folder of new symbol saved in the computer ?- QGIS 2.12

I created new polygon symbol called "476" and saved it in the Layer properties in one computer (with the "save" button under the symbology ): I seeking the symbology folder where this new symbol ...
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Using external images on geoserver with dynamic url

I'm trying to get dynamic icon loading based on an attribute in GeoServer 2.9 My SLD: <sld:ExternalGraphic> <sld:OnlineResource xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xlink:type="...
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How to cartographically represent active faults, without using geological symbols

i would like to ask how to cartographically represent active faults, without using geological symbols. I dont want to make a geological map, thats why i dont use that kind of symbology. I dont have ...
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Imitating symbology for DEM / Hillshading in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and I am looking to copy the basemap styling from this map but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. I have a DEM of the area and the hillshading layer used but I'm not sure ...
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Chart symbology not drawing?

I am trying to symbolize some polygons with charts, 3 columns each, from the attribute table that has all the fields and rows populated. I have checked for exclusions and queries and there are none. I ...
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Saving Symbology from MXD as Image File

I was given an .mxd that contained icons I need to save and reuse in a webmap. Is there any way to save these icons as .png or .jpegs instead of .style files?
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Generating detailed layer properties report [duplicate]

Would anyone advise me how to generate detailed layer information report in ArcGIS 10.3. I mean the details described by layer properties window for a layer like Source, Display, Definition Query, ...
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Line width proportional to value in attribute table in QGIS

I am visualizing trade flows in QGIS. I am trying to make the line width of approximately 100 polylines be proportional to the associated value listed for each in the attribute table. Several posts ...
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One attribute category defines colour, another attribute category defines shape

I want to set the point colour to be defined by one attribute (Lithology), and the shape to be defined by another attribute (Qualifier). For example, Lithology (RH) = Yellow, Qualifier (CR) = Square,...
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How to apply symbology from another layer in arcpy

I'm trying to add symbology to a group of feature classes. Listed below is one example. The field names are the same, but the symbology isn't working in arcpy. It does however work when I used the ...
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Symbology Collector app with related tables

I’m trying to make a collector layer with related tables. The symbology of feature class must be someting like: if {relatedtable.waarnemingen}date + 30 = Current_date() green dot, else red dot. I ...
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QGIS symbology: Change symbols outline color without loosing fill pattern

I have defined a layer symbology like shown in the screenshot below (categories are applicable laws however). The layer symbology is defined like this i.e. (no pattern fill): For these three ...
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ArcGIS 10.1: How to remove layer symbology with no object?

I have a layer named 'Landuse' in TOC. Symbology type is 'Unique value" for the field 'Landuse', for example: Residential Commercial Public Recreational Etc. Is there any way to automatically ...
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Exporting graduated symbology to pdf [closed]

I'm creating a mapbook(PDF) of all California's counties with its population centroid. The code runs, but the graduated symbology for the centroid is not displaying on the pdf. # Imports import os, ...
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I want to orient point arrow symbols with lines segments in a hydro network, as the line symbol “ArrowRight Middle” does

I am working in ArcMap 10.1. I have to represent the flow direction of a line Feature Class in a FGDB and to convert it in KML format. I have used the "Arrow Right Middle" and it works fine, as my ...
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Displaying symbols correctly in legend in ArcGIS Desktop after PDF Export? [closed]

I am trying to create some maps in which have some point symbols. when I export the layout to pdf, the symbols are not appear. I have read some similar questions in the group but were not helpful for ...
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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 ...