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

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Symbolizing Layers in PostGIS

I have a number of vectors (points, lines and polygons) loaded into PostGIS (not QGIS Server). I would like to provide a colour schema based on attribute values which is saved as a default. What I ...
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How to offset points along a line in QGIS?

I used the "Profile from Line" plugin to create evenly spaced points along a line in QGIS, but I'd like to offset them to either side of the line. I suppose I could draw two lines parallel to the ...
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Symbology for specific values

I want to apply a symbology scheme for the final layer of my model. Rules are - All negative - Symbol A 0 - Symbol B All positive symbol C unknown - symbol D I am not sure how I can define these ...
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How to customize legend icons in QGIS?

Under layers in QGIS shapefile polygon layers always seem to be denoted by right angled polygons which translates to the map legend in Composer. Is there any way to change the outline to a more ...
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Stats problem, QGIS heatmap [closed]

I am new to QGIS 1.8 and have been trying to make a heatmap. From what I can tell, the reason I am not getting the results I want is that the max value of the raster is erroneously measured at 2. ...
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Prevent drawing of overlapping point symbols - ArcGIS Server/Javascript API

Is there any way in ArcGIS to prevent symbols from being drawn when they overlap each other? I know this is possible for Labels using Placement Properties/Label Weight, but I can't seem to find ...
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ArcMap10: Symbology of Overlapping Polygons (Oil & Gas)

I am mapping an area where there are a lot of overlapping features because of certain Oil & Gas wells being drilled within the same geographic area, but to different depths and maintained by ...
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Setting Center Point of Pixmap Symbol for Mapserver

It seems like all the Mapserver documentation on changing the center-point of a symbol only deals with TYPE 'vector' symbols. I have pixmap symbol (the standard looking Google marker image thingy) ...
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Offsetting symbology position in ArcGIS Desktop?

My data of polylines has lots of attributes to be rendered with a symbology, I made it such that each attribute of interest would be a layer. I would like to display each of these layers at the same ...
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Symbol Level in ArcGIS 9: 'Broken' look of symbols, how to resolve

I am using symbol levels in ArcMap to style roads so that I have a banded feel. My problem is that at intersections and sharp turns, the cartography gives a broken effect in the road. How can this be ...
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Program to create EMF that conserves transparency

What open source tools allow for the creation of EMFs that conserve transparency in ArcMap? I tried VeryPDF and Any DWG to Image Converter, neither on actually gave me a vector file that provided ...
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Creating symbol from EMF acts like picture and blocks out surrounding vector data in ArcMap?

I have a lot of CAD blocks that I want to convert to symbol markers to use in ArcGIS 10. Everything I read says the emf is converted to vector data, but that does not seem to be the case. ...
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How to display an arrow pointing to a specific bearing in QGIS

I have a number of point features which contain an attribute I call "bearing" and another one called "slope". Each point has a bearing between 0 to 359 degrees. And the slope is either "+15" or "-15", ...
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Transfering complex map symbology from ArcGIS Desktop using AutoCad Map object classes?

I'm trying to find the best way to transfer maps form ArcGIS to AutoCad Map. In ArcGIS map model is separated from it's representation. View is created by applying symbology and representation rules ...
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How to I create and Import marker symbols (or 'Style References') in ArcMap 10?

I work with many different federal lands all of which can be associated with iconic logos (think National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, etc.). I'd like to create a 'Style Reference' ...
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Symbology issue with feature class limited by domain

I added a field to a feature class in order to maintain symbology from the original KML file (this is a new question following up on this one). The new field is limited to three options by a domain. ...
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After joining shapefile with CSV file graduated symbols option unavailable in QGIS?

I have successfully joined data from a csv file to a shapefile in QGIS but for some reason I am having trouble symbolizing my data. I want to use a graduated symbology however this option is not ...
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How do you symbolize a feature class layer in ArcMap 10 based on one attribute's value and then another attribute's value?

I currently have a point feature class that has a couple of attributes that I want to use to symbolize its layer. One of the attributes is called ExceedsTolerance, which either has "Y" or "N" for its ...
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Symbol rotation by using rotation-field [closed]

I want to rotate my symbols using the rotation-field in my atribute-table. After choosing the rotationfield, my symbols become invisible (the text is still there). What happend? Thank you! Martin
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Coloring thousands of polygons so each is distinct from its neighbors?

I am using ArcGIS 10, and I have layers of the 2010 Census blocks, block groups, and tracts. There are thousands of polygons in these layers. I want to color them so that each is distinct from its ...
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How to create mapping application with user input to dynamically weight/shade map layers

Does anyone know of any examples of web-apps that allow user-input to change variable weights used to calculate symbology? My organization is looking to build a dynamic mapping application and while ...
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Is there any swamps/marshes symbol using Quantum GIS?

I am having hard time to find nature symbols for polygons. Any tips to find more symbol (any plugins?)
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Multiple Maps with Styles not working in OpenLayers

I have created 2 maps(within 2 in a same page) along with their respective style maps. Both maps are having vector layers along with "LineString" geometry... added into them. Both style maps are ...
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Adding or removing values in style tab (layer properties) of QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS and have recently been testing the software as my org plan to migrate from ArcGIS to QGIS in the near future. I often use the 'Add values', 'Remove values' and the group values ...
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How to visually join river to lake in QGIS?

I have two shapefiles, one is for landuse (which contains forests, and also lakes), and another one for rivers. When I set the both water types to have outlines, they are not joined nicely - they ...
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Hand drawn sketchy symbology styles for GIS software

Often times in planning projects, a hand drawn, sketchy look is desirable in order to convey the preliminary nature of a project. Is anyone aware of any utilities/plugins for desktop GIS software ...
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need to show multiple symbols for one point

I am working on a state map of parks with campsites. I want to show symbols for handicap access, tent camping, backpack camping, winter camping, rv camping. I have used a symbol for handicap but it ...
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How to randomize colors by class in QGIS new symbology?

As a new user of QGIS, one of the tasks I frequently perform is creating a layer where polygons are colored by class, classified by some nominal field in the attribute table. I have developed a habit ...
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How to have different annotations for the same feature?

I've been given a dataset that has two different annotations set for a single feature which I can flip between. See below screenshot which allows me to set either a blue or red leader line for the ...
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Is there a line symbology that also shows vertices?

Is there such a thing as a line/vertices symbology? If not a workaround? In some situations, particularly when editing, I would like to see my lines as well as all the vertices similar to the effect I ...
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No file is created when I choose 'Save style …' in layer properties

First of all, I create a layer using the Add Delimited Text Layer plugin. The layer contains longitudinal and latitudinal data and a number that is assigned to each data point. When using a graduated ...
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Symbolizing Layers from a PostGIS Database to many Client Computers

I was hoping someone could help with a symbolizing issue. I have a PostGIS database on a server with a number of layers. The layers of a series of polygons, lines and points that all share the same ...
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Where can I find Specifications for Canadian National Topographic Map series?

At one time the Natural Resources Canada had the specifications for the National Topographic Series (NTS) maps online at http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/cartospecs. It included things like the ...
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Customizing label features using arcpy

I have a script that creates symbology for a polyline (contours) and then adds it to a .mxd file. My problem is that it picks the “FontName” as the default field to label on the map (see attached ...
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Examples of Creative Cartography

I am looking for some examples of creative cartographic output. I am planning for something like a mixture of cartography, graphic design and spatial information. The output will be initially in ...
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Applying Conditional Symbology in ArcMap?

I'm in charge of a database that contains property information. I would like to symbolize parcels of land that we have a 'written agreement' with the owner differently than parcels that we do not ...
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Printable Esri symbol sets, a.k.a. style references [duplicate]

Does anyone know of good printable documents of the as-shipped Esri symbol sets, also called Style References? The new with Arcgis 10 ability to search symbol sets is a great boon, but one can still ...
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OpenLayers Combines Rules and StyleMap/SelectFeature?

I'm using GeoServer, OpenLayers and WFS features. For one layer, I managed to set either rules to display according to a field or SelectFeature with a styleMap to highlight features when the mouse is ...
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Recalculate Quantile Breakpoints in CalculateField_management loop?

I have a program that iteratively replaces a temp field where I choose a certain symbology (color ramp and quantile color break methodology) with a few other fields from a join. The program works in ...
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How to automatically export multiple maps with quantile symbology in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am a relatively new ArcGIS user and I have a question about automating a tedious join/symbology classification/export operation. I have a very simple shapefile to which I join a bunch of fields. I ...
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Is the Heatmap Colorramp uniform across different rasters for ArcGIS?

SO i have about 16 rasters spanning the same extent and containing the same variable. I use the display symbology in ArcGIS to generate a stretched Color Ramp which is the heatmap i want. As the ...
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Cartographic Representations Load Rather Than Feature Symbology [closed]

We use ArcSDE to allow multiple users (both in my office and elsewhere) to access feature classes that my office maintains. We also use cartographic representations for many of our feature classes. ...
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How to handle multipoint symbology catalogue (as in mil2525c, tactical graphics appendix b)

Is there a general format (standards based) to store a vector based drawing description for multipoint symbology (means having several anchor points reflecting symbol point <-> geographic point ...
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What is the best way to represent bridges using a point vector layer in QGIS?

I'm working on a hiking/biking maps of trails in the woods which sometimes have bridges that need to be shown on the map. I'm trying to figure out the best way to capture and represent them using QGIS ...
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Implementing custom IRenderer for ArcGis 10.0/WPF

EDIT: Updates in the bottom As a followup to my earlier question, I'm trying to implement custom symbol rendering for my WPF/ArcGIS application. I'm accessing layers that have been published on the ...
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How to display intersecting roads and create multiple labels for long roads in QGIS?

I am new to GIS and I am using Qgis 1.7.3 on Windows. Can any one please tell me how to display a map from line shapefile with these two characteristics: Roads are displayed with borders at the ...
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How to recreate the 'standard deviation' option for a raster layer in Mapserver?

In mapserver is there any way to recreate the 'standard deviation' option available in Arc's symbology for a stretched raster layer?
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How can I apply symbology from two layers to one feature class with common features using ArcMap 10?

Say I have two layer files. Layer file 1 has symbology for feature types A, B & C. Layer file 2 has symbology for feature types B, C & D. In these two layer files, feature types B & C are ...
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Prevent formatting of label text in OpenLayers

I have a vector layer in OpenLayers containing a few point features. Each of my features have an attribute tag which contains a short text identifying the feature. Example: tag: '1e-1' Applied ...
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What server and API to use for displaying complex polygons with dynamic symbology?

Background I need to interface a map into an existing website which allows the user to query a database and which currently results in a table listing population statistics per county. For example, ...