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 create good quality picture marker symbols with ArcMAP

I have created a nice clean symbol in Illustrator. After exporting to .emf format and appending to objects in ArcMap the symbol looks terrible (see Attatchment). Has anyone found a way to import good ...
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10.1 Marker Symbol Rotation Problem

I am trying to create a marker symbol (and then save the symbol as a style), but the origin of the items makes them rotate improperly (see pictures). Is there any way to merge all of the layers of ...
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ArcMap's Join and symbology

I'm still new into the GIS World, and here's what i'm trying to achieve , i have Yemen administrative shapfile with list of governments, and districts,i also have an excel file with a list of migrants ...
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How to resize symbols in the QGIS Print Composer legend?

I am trying to map a count data type via graduated symbol against a chloropleth and the legend is too big. The circles of the graduated symbols are the actual size of their corresponding values in ...
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Should I use a discrete or continuous scale for coloring a chloropleth?

I am making a choropleth for an upcoming local race using D3. There are two candidates running for an election. For any given polygon on my map, if the red candidate has more votes, the color should ...
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How to tell QGIS where to start marker line interval?

I want to tell QGIS where to start with a marker, like: use 3 markers, start at positions 0, 2, 4, and apply an interval of 12 to each marker. However, after searching for hours, I haven't found a ...
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How to avoid Displacement of Marker Symbols with X-Offset

I'm trying to mimick a line symbol style that is comprised of the line and 2 alternating markers. I use an interval placement of 10 units for the 'blocks' (custom svg) and 5 for points, thus every ...
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Is there a method to have the colour of a label automatically match the colour of the polygon indicated in the symbology tab?

My job requires that I produce several print maps every day, for a variety of different users. It is usually pretty straight-forward, but sometimes I have to make a map that uses rather ...
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How to Symbolize by creating tables containing different values (items) and with particular colors?

I work with ArcGIS Desktop 9.3. I want to illustrate my data for water sampling at different points in streams. I would like to illustrate a chart or a board for each point that would countain more ...
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Symbol levels for graduated colours not working in ArcMap 10?

In ArcMap I have set a draw order on my data, however ArcMap is not displaying it as instructed. The red values should be drawn ontop of the green/yellow.
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Qgis 2.0: Several symbols in one line behind a label?

Is that possible in qgis 2.0: If a city have several POIs which I can not draw at their origin location because of the scale of the map or because there are just too much symbols, can I draw them ...
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Is there a way to set different levels of transparency (opacity) for a polygon's border and its interior?

I have some polygons which I'd like to display with their interior displayed at a higher transparency than their borders. Right now, I am doing it by creating two separate layers with the same data ...
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Display multiple attributes for one point

I am using ArcGIS 10. How can I display multiple attributes for a single point. For example, I would like to display (graphically if possible) the amenities provided at various recreational areas... ...
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How can you insert a custom symbol?

How can you use a custom symbol for either dot density or proportional symbol maps in QGIS? Is there a way to import a symbol of your own such as a drawing or image that you can create or download ...
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Need symbology that allows for symbols based on multiple fields, sometimes simultaneously (for certain features)

I've got a shapefile containing a large number of O&G parcel features. Each feature parcel has an associated status (things like "Held by Production," "Shut-in," "Leased, Non-producing") and an ...
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How do you symbolize “Unique Values, Many Fields” with more than 3 fields?

I have data that has 5 fields with unique values that I need to symbolize at one time. Is there a work around to allow me to do this or a python code I can run to use more than three fields?
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symbology changes colour when harvested from WMS to online map

I'm harvesting a web map service and from my legend the symbology is pink but the same feature on the online map is green? I've had a look at the GetCapabilities file and opened the legend png and ...
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Why are my symbols not displayed correctly in the legend and after a PDF-Export?

I work with QGIS 2.0.1. I have two problems with the representation of symbols. The first problem is that after I selected a symbol with the type: font and adjust the size of the symbol with the ...
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How can a place a point symbol on the center of a polygon?

I'd like to symbolize polygons with a point at the centroid. Does anyone have suggestions how to accomplish this without creating a new shapefile? I'm using ArcGIS 10.0.
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Write raster with its attribute table and symbology

I am classifying lots of rasters and I'd like to automate the legend creation and symbology displaying for easy manipulation. Here is the kind of raster I'm dealing with: library(raster) r <- ...
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Which true type editor do you use to create/modify point symbols for GIS?

Which true type editor do you use to create/modify point symbols for GIS and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the tool? I am looking for a true type editor to create/modify custom point ...
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Add new value combination to unique values, many fields symbology in Arc

We have a zoning layer symbolized with unique values, many fields. We use three layers and get a combination of 50 - 60 symbols, at a guess. How can I add a new symbol for a new combination of values ...
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Change WMS symbology

Is it possible to change the symbology of a WMS from external developers - I'm harvesting WMS and the symbology is very messy and unclear when some are viewed together - can I change it? Any help ...
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How to achieve Gradient Fills in ArcMap?

Does anyone know of a native way to achieve the gradient fills like the ones in the attached picture (map_1)? The circular and rectangular fills that I see already in ArcGIS' symbology choices don't ...
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Styles in WMTS layers

Served through GeoServer 2.4.1. This behavior has been observed trying to view the layer both through OpenLayers and in QGIS. I can display multiple styles on the same layer using WMS, but only get ...
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How to horizontally align irregularly shaped point symbol to vector layer in QGIS?

Fairly new to QGIS and searching a method to graphically align my point symbols in the direction of the vector. The symbol represents a water valve in an irregular shape in close proximity to a vector ...
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How to create a color ramp to change the color of a svg image in arcgis javascript api

I have a svg image to create a PictureMarkerSimbol for a feature. How to create a color ramp to change the svg color based on a criteria, like a attribute on my feature? The ideia is like that: var ...
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How to make icon marker size variable depending on data value using CartoDB?

Is there any way in CartoDB where I can make the size of individual icon markers, visualized on a CartoDB map, variable and set according to its data value in a given data range? Similar to the ...
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graduated labels in QGIS

I've searched on Google but haven't found an answer. The QGIS Dufour GIS provide an enhanced vector-styling interface but is it also possible to graduate the labels like it is possible for the ...
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Symbolize layer and group names in TOC?

I regularly have quite large mxd projects, with lots of feature layers referenced in Table of Contents (TOC). For simplicity I group them together. The problem is that I can't see the difference ...
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Is it possible to store a default symbology layer in an arcpy add-in?

Since arcpy is limited in how symbology can be manipulated, I was curious to know if a symbology layer can be stored in an arcpy add-in. Does anyone know if it is possible to store a .lyr file, or ...
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Auto-updating symbology between *.mxds for same shapefile using arcgisscripting?

I have a variety of .mxds for any one project I'm working on, which are all different but all use the same set of base shapefiles for my project. I know I can save a .lyr version of my initial ...
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ArcPy symbolize layer if a value is correct

I want to symbolize a layer in an active session and add to display if some kind of value is right. I found a way to symbolize in an active session here So i tried to extend it, but unfortunately it ...
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Arcpy ERROR 000732 when ApplySymbologyFromLayer

I want to split a shapefile by certain attribute and then apply a symbology layer, finally output it as a KMZ file. R1 = outpath + 'R1.lyr' arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(fc, R1, "WHERE CAUSE") ...
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How to highlight polygons within another polygon?

I want to symbolize public buildings in OSM data. For Example: There is a polygon and in column "amenity" it has the value "school". But i don't want to highlight this polygon, but the buildings ...
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Paper Size and Symbol Size in ArcMap

I am new to ArcMap. I have an assignment to prepare map of each wards of a municipality. The data are point features. I need to print the map in different scales. like 1:2500, 1:5000 and also in ...
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Python running models and output symbology

Trying to run a model using python script. The script is running, the symbology is set up in the model, but the symbology is not displaying in the KMZ output when run as a geoprocessing tool. Works ...
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How to style virtual vertices when using the ModifyFeature control with OpenLayers?

I am building an Android application that uses OpenLayers embedded in a WebView. Being mindful of the imprecision of touch interfaces I am trying to style all controls to be large and easy to ...
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how create a specific sub-study area in ArcGIS 10.1 - difficulties with classification

My study area is quite large (sometimes spanning across a few grid squares) and when I am running a viewshed analysis or calculating slope or euclidean distance it calculates for the entire region. ...
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How to change icon symbols in QGIS? Can icons have JavaScript animations?

There are a lot of SVG files located in the "QGIS Dufour" Program Files folder on my PC. I was thinking that I could find the symbol that I want to change in the GUI in this listing in InkScape so I ...
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How to symbolize a layer on multiple fields?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10. I have a layer that contains 8 attributes and each one of these fields can be categorized into 3 sub categories. I need to display them on a single map. Update I ...
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Is it possible to change the symbol size for a layer that is symbolized by unique values in ArcMap?

I frequently symbolize layers by unique values (e.g. first rock type encountered in an exploration drillhole). This typically results in a layer with 15+ unique rock type all symbolized by the same ...
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Mapserver: Symbolize ends of a line

I have some lines I'm attempting to symbolize in Mapserver with discrete symbol at each end. Currently my .map file is set up this way: STYLE SYMBOL 0 WIDTH 1 COLOR 0 0 0 END When ...
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Why do my font choices not appear when setting symbology in ArcGIS

I have noticed this, it seems to be a bug. I will set the typeface for the symbology for one legend/feature class, but as soon as I want to apply it to another feature class the font grays out or is ...
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How to remove tiny polygon outlines in geoserver sld?

The data I am using a polygon feature layer, consisting multiple polygons and I want to show the same without polygon outlines. In ArcGIS I simply use outline colour as no colour. This produce the ...
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Convert Autocad blocks to ArcGIS symbols

Im trying to import Autocad blocks into ArcGIS. The polyline part of the symbols in these blocks i want to store as a symbol in ArcGIS. Some symbols i was more or less able to find in existing ...
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ArcGIS - Custom, rule-based borders for polygons?

I've been working with a map that looks something like this: Wherever two polygons of different types (shown above with different colors) meet there needs to be a thick dashed line between them. ...
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How to transfer styles from QGIS to ArcGIS?

We have a QGIS project that has symbols for a lot of different lines. Data comes from a geodatabase that is accessible to both QGIS and ArcGIS. We now want to use the symbology of the QGIS project to ...
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Saving vector layer with specific symbology using QGIS?

I am creating a polygon feature layer with soil classes in QGIS. I need to share this layer with some colleagues and I need the layer to maintain the color ramp I have created. Is there any ...
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Managing symbology in Feature Classes

I'm using an enterprise db to store my data and I'm writing a python tool that allows me to interact with that data in ArcMap. However, all my layers someone have "OTHER" for the symbologyType (not ...