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

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Rotate symbols perpendicular to line angle (ArcGIS)

I have lines representing curving streams (blue line in the Picture) and want to angle symbols perpendicular to the angle in their particular Locations (point features symbolized as red lines in the ...
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How to get symbology (.lyr?) for USGS geologic maps?

I work a lot with USGS geologic maps and always have the same problem. I am able to download the files from the website (in .e00 format), and make a nice shapefiles out of them. My problem is that ...
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Render SVG symbols with MapServer on Windows

I am using MapServer in a windows machine in order to build a map with data from openstreetmap and OpenSeaMap. I want to style some elements in the map and I want to use SVG symbols for doing this. ...
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What is causing these strange results in the Layer Symbology?

I am using Arc 10.3.1 and I have a feature class with various INT fields that hold values for number of defect type found in this polygon. Here is an example of my table: Now when I go to the ...
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How to rotate symbols in QGIS

I have a vector symbol that I am using rule based style with. In the Rule properties tab I click on the SVG marker and change the "rotation" which is a field I have made to handle to the rotation ...
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QGIS: sewer system symbology

Is there any symbology set out there for sewer systems or other piped networks? The sort of elements I need to represent are: Conduits Junctions Pumps Weirs Outfalls Gates etc... There are few ...
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Why is ArcMap reverting 4-band raster settings?

ArcMap keeps redrawing my 4 band false colour image in standard 3 colour bands. As you can see below I have my 4 band data set to auto display as (4,1,2 - infrared, red, green). When I bring in an ...
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Tile server and postgis db with OpenSeaMap data, how to render icons?

I am trying to build a tile server in a windows machine with the OpenSeaMap data. I set up my postgresql database and populated with the world.osm data (OpenSeaMap data) and the water polygons. I ...
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What is the best way to show antenna symbols on the map: point symbols or features (polygons)

I want to show a cellular network on a map. Input data is a .csv file where each string is cellular sector. The attributes are: sector id, its coordinates, its azimuth and an angle of antenna beam ...
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Renaming layer with chart pie symbology in TOC of ArcMap?

I work with ArcGIS 10.3 and when i try rename layers point1 point2 in the TOC but i can't. I using chart pie symbology: This is the symbology tab:
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Why are heights given at various points on roads?

In the OS 1:25000 map below I have circled some numbers next to roads. The key says "Ground survey height" and there is another entry (in brown) for "Air survey height", but since all the data in the ...
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Applying display properties similar to using ApplySymbologyFromLayer tool in ModelBuilder?

I have created a layer file using ArcGIS 10.3 ModelBuilder. I have applied symbology to this layer using the ApplySymbologyFromLayer tool in ModelBuilder. The tool applied the symbology to my ...
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Transparency control in svg symbols

I am mapping animals and have to display their locations in QGIS (2.12.3, Win7 64) with gender symbols (♂/♀). The outline of the symbols should be rendered in different colors corresponding to the ...
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Where I can find ArcGIS online symbols to use in Desktop

I'd like to use this symbols: In desktop ArcGIS. Is this possible?
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Dynamic symbology or Attribute driven symbology: How is it done?

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/mapping/symbols-and-styles/attribute-driven-symbology.htm Two dilemmas I have found myself trying to figure out. 1.Is there a way to configure ArcMap with an ...
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Representing data on thematic map in only two colors in qgis

I am very new to qgis, and i am doing a project on representing child immunization on thematic maps. I want to represent the data which is even number in one color and odd number data in another ...
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Create polygon symbology from attribute? [duplicate]

I have shape file with polygons and lines. There are attributes for: layer, lineweight, colour: Red, colour: Green, colour: Blue. (colour values are from 0-255) Is there a way to read values from ...
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Location/format of inserted pictures used for marker symbols in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have an old mxd that uses several hundred custom made picture marker symbols. We don't know where the image files that were inserted as pictures marker symbols are, or what format they were in. ...
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Advanced Cartography of a line feature [duplicate]

I'm attempting to duplicate the maroon boundary line. I've used offsets in the line symbol editing but can't seem to achieve the smooth blend you see the picture. I've tried using multiple layers of ...
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How to fix symbols of layers when I copy .mxd to another pc?

I've created a personal geodatabase with feature classes and I specified symbols for them in an mxd project. I activated "store relative pathnames to data sources" in the Map Document Properties. When ...
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How to create one shape file with categories?

In my QGIS 2.12.3 I want to create shape files of different lakes. I know how to do it one by one and this way, each lake gets a different color. But it should also be possible to create one ...
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Changing class breaks in ArcGIS without resetting whole symbology?

For the purposes of this map, I have a raster with very specific class breaks with custom colors for each class. Sometimes for various reasons the class breaks have to be adjusted slightly based on ...
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How to use attribute as image name with the SYMBOL keyword?

I have a set of PNG images contained in a server folder that I wish to use as point symbols. The symbol should be defined by the attribute symb_name. So in my MAP file, I'd like to do something like ...
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Create symbology for new layer using Python (arcpy.mapping)

I have some ArcMap addin that creates new layer and add it into table of content. I need to set up a symbology for the newly created layer based on the attribute table (three differnet values > three ...
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Set label font size for layer via Python

I have some ArcMap addin that creates new layer and add it into table of content. I need to set up labels for that layer. I have made some script for labeling layer: mxd = ...
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Hatching over simple fill in ArcGIS 10.3

I have a polygon layer that is symbolized into four categories. Two of these categories are above a threshold limit and two are below. I would like to further distinguish the two categories above the ...
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Can GML contain symbology?

I know that KML can contain symbology in it. I understand that GML is the open version of it. Can GML contain symbology too?
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QGIS symbology: where are simple markers located in the system?

I would like to know, where are simple svg-markers (for example the one that is defined as "regular_star" in .qml file) are physically located in the system? I searched the system and looked inside ...
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rotate point along line layer

I have two layers: point and line (postgis or shp) The line layer represent a hiking trail. The point layer the mountain passes. The points are exactly on the same position like the node of the line. ...
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Is it possible to change the default “symbol template” for layers added to QGIS?

Can QGIS be configured so that the fill symbols of layers added to the map automatically have a transparent border? I'm calling it a "symbol template" because I don't know what that's called in ...
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ApplySymbologyFromLayer_management Overwrites Graduated-Color Class Break

My goal is to generate any number of MXD files with custom class-break-values using a consistent, pre-defined style. For example, in ArcMap (10.2.2 and 10.3.1), I have an MXD with a graduated-color ...
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Proportional symbols for data with wide range

I have point shapefile with 15 points whose attribute for symbol ranges from 2000 to over a million. There are 3 points with over 1mil while the other 12 points are all in thousands. I want the size ...
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Changing default point symbol?

I am trying to change the default point layer symbol to a set one. For example I have a fire hydrant point layer that is represented by a default point symbol when I import it into my map. Is there ...
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Using pictures (JPEG) from web as symbol in MapServer 7 mapfile?

Is it possible to configure the mapfile so, that it shows for every point on the map a different picture from the web recognized by an id?
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Is there a point symbol for ArcMap that looks like the Google Maps Marker Symbol?

Is there a symbol available through ArcMap (I'm using 10.3.1) that looks somewhat like the Google Maps marker symbol? We have a webmap that was created using Google Maps Engine and apparently we have ...
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Export Symbolised Point Feature to Text File in ArcGIS

Is there a way to save symbols of a feature class from Arc Map as XML or text file format? I know one can set up representations on a feature class in a Geoodatabase and Export XML Workspace, but I ...
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Why is my large DDP document losing symbology in later pages of PDF export?

The map document is 77 pages long and it seems that later pages are losing some symbols for features. The scale isn't changing, so it is not an issue of scale based displays. Any thoughts?
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Arrows with direction and proportional to attribute

my data looks like this: > main end.station start.staion Freq end.latitude end.longitude end.station 1 359 519 929 40.75510 -73.97499 E 47 St &\nPark Av 2 ...
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Rotate symbols perpendicular to line angle (QGIS)

I have lines representing curving streams and want to angle symbols at various points on the streams so that they are perpendicular to the angle in their particular locations. What QGIS seems to do ...
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Graduated symbol class error from QGIS?

For QGIS 2.10.1 Pisa, Win8 I am attempting to plot my data (about 50 points, imported csv, converted to shape file); as graduated by size, divided by natural breaks, 8 classes, link class ...
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how do I change label color depending on feature intersection in qgis?

I have two polygon layers. Layer 1 is the coverage layer for an atlas. I would like the color of labels for layer 2 to change based on whether or not the feature overlaps with the current atlas ...
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Using Symbols from Feature Layer for Graphics Layer in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I have a feature layer being drawn from a map service. I have a graphics layer that is the result of a query (happens to be on the same feature layer). I wish to apply the same symbols from the ...
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QGIS: layer scale visibility

I need to display a line-type layer differently according to scale. Do I necessarily have to use a rule-based representation and make several different rules (one per scale interval) or is it possible ...
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QGIS, displaying attribute values over geographies

Is there a way to use graduated symbols that display a value off the attribute table? For example, I have a map of Vermont towns, and I would like to have an industry code floating above each town (I ...
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Symbology Method. “Size” not showing up in “Method”, QGIS 2.10.1

QGIS 2.10 is supposed to be able to allow you to use size instead of color for a gradient method, as seen here: http://anitagraser.com/2015/06/21/qgis-2-10-symbology-feature-preview/. However, I get ...
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TOC layer symbol changed EVENTS in ArcMap

I want to do something when user changes one of TOC layer's symbol. I am using .NET in arcMap 10.0 . How can it possible with arcobjects ? Please , help. Specially I want to know, Is there any events ...
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Multiple Points CartoDB [duplicate]

I'm new to CartoDB. I would to map people using their addres, buy i have only the city where they live. In the maps there's multiple points overlapping. I would like to click on them and be able to ...
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ApplySymbologyFromLayer does not work in my python code

I have a layer file. I make a button in ArcGIS 10 with .NET. I want to change layer symbology with the layer file. For this purpose, I write python code and execute it from C#. If the following code ...
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Apply Symbology to shapefile - change the field value but not the symbology (arcpy)

I have a shapefile that has multiple fields. I have a applied a manually applied graduated colors, and ranges. What I need to be able to do is copy the shapefile in the toc and change the Symbology ...
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Manually selecting colors for different polygons within layer in ArcMap?

There is a polygon layer with several polygons. They are displayed with some colour which can be changed simultaneously for all of them. Is there a way to manually select several polygons (without ...