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

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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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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 ...
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Rotating point by Angle in field using ArcMap?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop and I created the marker symbol in ArcMap. I added this symbol to end of the line. I want to add a line perpendicular to the axis of this symbol. I added the ...
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draw Distributions Maps (double circles) in ArcGIS 10.1

How can I draw Distributions Maps (double circles) in ArcGIS 10.1 ? like this: This map drawn in CorelDraw,it is shows the number of schools and the number of students in each Province (the circle ...
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What are the rectangular black markers shown in the roads of Google maps?

I'm doing some image processing to quantify the connectivity of London's roads. I'm not a geographer or map-expert and I would like to know what are the black rectangular nodes/markers in this map. ...
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How do I programmatically access a feature's symbol property in a schematic layer?

I am building a simple app that changes the size of the symbol of the selected feature. Is this possible? Here is a simple case for a selected feature: public void onClick(){ IFeature spliceClosure ...
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How to fix hatched symbol in polygons?

I want to create polygons which contain the hatch in this picture. Diagonals must intersect in the middle of squares. But when I change scale, the intersection moves. How can I fix the intersection? ...
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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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Cause of ERROR 000732: Input Layer: Dataset plan does not exist or is not supported?

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 ...