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

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Why do some Customised Symbols look good in map but disappear from Legend on Export?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 I created some customised symbols for my map which ArcGIS Desktop did not have. To do this I used BMP files and imported the symbols. They look good on the map but do ...
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What is the advantage to using a representation vs a layer file?

I understand that the representation stores the symbology inside of the geodatabase. It creates it's own field for a RuleID. I made a layer file that had 'unique values and many fields' and chose ...
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How to import label classes to make symbology classes?

In Answer to an earlier Question I was able to write SQL Expressions to create label classes. Now, I wish to use those label classes to create symbology classes. It is possible to make label ...
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How can I save and re-apply symbology properties for a classified raster in ArcMap 10.2?

I have a classified raster which has the desired symbology configured in ArcMap, and I want to apply this symbology to other similar rasters. So I use the Save option on the Symbology tab, intending ...
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How to delete label style saved in ArcView?

The answer to my question may be very simple, but I can't seem to find it myself with online searches I have symbology and text/label styles (etc) that I've saved for easy access when I'm working on ...
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arcApplySymbologyFromLayer w/out adding to map

Is there a way to apply symbology from layer without adding to map. I have heard there an environment setting that may allow this? I am trying to both apply symbology and add layer at position in a ...
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maintain different style for each feature in same layer

on feature selection, I am trying to change feature style of selected feature.so that assign different style to each selected feature that exist in same layer. I have done this successfully but when I ...
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List of Offensive Symbols/ Colours for Cartography

I was at a data visualization workshop a few days ago and someone there asked if there are any symbols/colours that might offend people when making charts, the presenter didn't really understand the ...
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SVG symbols for alphabet characters e.g. A, B, C, … etc

Can anyone tell me whether there is a SVG plugin or source (or how to do) of letters of the alphabet e.g. A, B, C, D etc. I want to create a symbology with colour e.g. gray but also with letters in ...
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R - color SpatialLines by attribute

I have a SpatialLinesDataFrame dataset of rivers in R. The dataset consists of lines (river segments) with a "Turbidity" attribute. I want to create a map and legend, where: Turbidity between 0 and ...
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How to use consistent symbology between multiple stretched rasters in ArcMap?

I have a series of continuous rasters representing the same phenomenon over time, so I need to use the same symbology across them all. So I set the stretched symbology of the first raster, with a ...
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How to vary the transparency of symbols within a single layer in ArcMap?

I have a polygon layer which I am drawing in ArcMap using a graduated color symbology: Is it possible to vary the transparency between the classes, so that the transparency tapers off with the ...
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Picture Symbol Proportion in ESRI Javascript API

I am successfully using a picture marker symbol to represent tree's in a web-map built using the ESRI Javascript API. Is there a method to proportionally size the picture symbol for each scale of the ...
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How to have custom symbols show up in Symbol Selector of ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do you get Petroleum symbols into the Map legend box (not the content table) instead of the standard "circle or square"? I am looking to use the Unkown (black symbol) and Active / Producing ...
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How to create a symbol with no fill color in qgis?

Where can I find a simple circle to draw it around a point feature. I can change symbol fill color as well as symbol border color. But I didn't find a way to set fill color to no color.
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Dynamically have symbology change as a due date nears?

I need to make a countdown based on symbolization. Let's say I have several groups of sections with a Date field in it. I have when the section is due in the date field. Can I get it to dynamically ...
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Changing the symbology of layer when converting from Layer to KML using Python

Is it possible to change the symbology of a layer file using Python? I have a script that creates a layer file and converts it to kml, but every time I run it the symbology color in the kml of the ...
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how to apply same color ramp to two line symbols?

Working in 10.2. I want to show two different line feature classes, one with just plain lines and the other with arrow-headed lines. The feature classes have the same categorical field I use to ...
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The graduated symbology doesn 't take into account the attribute I need in QGIS

I m working on a project on QGIS I have a point shapefile vector that represents my store In the attribute table, i have bunch of data such as size, unit per transaction and most importantly store ...
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Key for a Heat Map

I have a question about heat maps and the correct way to describe the results. I have a dataset of small historic territorial units which vary greatly in size in different parts of a country. I want ...
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How to set custom break points based on formula?

I work on projects that each require the creation of about 40 maps. In all of these maps, I use Graduated Color symbology to represent concentrations of a different population in area Census tracts. ...
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How do I stop Kernel Density from cutting off symbology?

I need help configuring Kernel Density so that is does not cut off symbology on hot spots. (See pic below) I'm assuming it has something to do with the extent but I could not get it to display the way ...
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How to apply a gradient fill to different polygons in the same layer

I am trying to make a simple map of the world in ArcMap 10.1, and I have a shapefile with all the countries in it. I have the symbology set to unique values, so the countries are all different ...
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What values are needed for a SimpleMarkerSymbol?

My graphicGemetry object contains X and Y values (-9212442.86532579,4421916.145327024) but my image isn't appearing. I suspect there are other data values I need in order to plot my point but I do ...
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Why am I getting 'Error 000732 Raster does not exist'?

I am trying to apply symbology to a raster layer via kernel density analysis. When I run the Python script below in ArcMap, I am get the error message below. I have searched and tried the common ...
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Fading symbology at edges

A general problem for me with digitized material is that it can be too precise. Sometimes I just need to show a line or surface without sharp borders. I don't regularly need to visualize the exact ...
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Is there a standard for oil pipeline symbology?

DEAR PEOPLE FROM THE FUTURE: Here's what we've figured out so far… To develop a map for specific public is recommended using some special symbology. I am in charge to develop a map for an audience in ...
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How to apply categorized symbols to polygon layer with PyQgis?

I'm fetching a polygon layer from postgres like this: uri = QgsDataSourceURI() uri.setConnection("localhost", "5432", "mydb", "postgres", "xxx") uri.setDataSource("public", "my_table", "geom") lyr = ...
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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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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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Is it possible for Geoserver to create a WMS that pulls red, blue, green channels from different data layers?

If I have three separate raster datasets available in my GeoServer instance, each with one channel of 8-bit unsigned int values, is it possible for me to somehow create a single WMS service that pulls ...
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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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Is it possible to unique value style a raster in QGIS?

In ArcGIS one can load a raster layer and choose an option to style the raster based on unique values. This is helpful if I have a raster of discrete values that are not evenly distributed. For ...
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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 ...