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

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QGIS individual symbol rotation

I've digitised some symbols in QGIS (2.14.1) as a new Shapefile point layer. I want the symbols to be rotated to different angles. I've worked out that I can have a data defined rotation field in my ...
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Changing colours in SVG symbol using QGIS?

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen), and I have imported a traffic cone symbol in SVG format to represent some of my data. I was wondering if it was possible to change the color of this symbol ...
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QGIS crashes when selecting symbols

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen). I can open it no problem and load shapefiles correctly. However, when I go in the file properties and select "style"/ "unique symbols", the system crashes and ...
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How to set style for features within atlas feature

I have a vector layer with property parcels, and another vector layer separating them into regions. I have the regions layer controlling an atlas. I would like to have only the parcels within the ...
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Import PNG symbols in QGIS

I would like to upload some symbols into QGIS using version 2.14 (Essen). I would like to upload a PNG but it seems the only format available is XML. Do you know if its possible to upload PNG's ...
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Symbology/points not showing on ArcGIS Online web map but data is present

I have a layer that has been symbolized in an ArcDesktop project. The project was saved and Shared As --> Publish Service up to our ArcGIS Online account. All layers and their symbology have ...
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Automate map symbology using varying input data in ArcGIS/arcpy?

I'd like to generate a series of maps, where each map displays graduated colors based on a different variable in the feature's attribute table. The geographic area is the same in each map. I'm using ...
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Changing polygon boundary thickness/color

How can I make the polygon boundaries of admin 1 thicker than thous admin 2? I. e. I want to make the province boundaries thicker than its district boundaries.
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How to display different SVG icon in the same layer in QGIS based on attribute value

Based on this question: How to display different SVG icon in the same layer in QGIS is it possible to add multiple svg files in qgis to the same layer automatically based on attribute value? I have a ...
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How to show draw effects in legend in QGIS

I have edited the features on my map using the draw effects tool (colourize, glow etc). However, in Print Composer, the legend shows these feature symbols in their original form. How can I get them to ...
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Right angled triangle symbol ArcMap

Does anyone knows if there is a Right angled triangle symbol into ArcMap standard symbology? I've found only isosceles triangles.
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Symbolizing OSM rail lines in QGIS

I am struggling to come up with a proper layer style for a rail network extracted from OSM in QGIS. I just want active rail so I choose the "rail" tagged features (rule-based rendering). But since ...
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setting a PictureFillSymbol via ArcObjects not wanted/allowed?

Have a problem in setting a PictureFillSymbol in polygon-layer-properties via ArcObjects. I just create the Bitmap not from file, it is "painted" in runtime. After loading the layer and setting the ...
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ArcMap arrow symbol for point: how to make the arrow end starts from the point instead of sitting in the middle of point?

I am trying to use arrows to display points. The arcmap worked nicely to rotate arrow according to the angle field (layer property/symbology/advanced/rotation), however the middle of the arrow sit on ...
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How can I create a pie chart of species recorded so that the colours match the symbology of the GPS points displayed in my map?

I have created a map in ArcMap 10.3 showing the locations of bat sightings in a borough in London, the symbology set to show the different bat species recorded. I want to have a pie chart as an insert ...
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Importing Map Styles in ArcMap?

I recently found some information on exporting map styles in arcmap and I used this to save some specific symbology that I will need to reuse many times. However, I can't find any documentation or ...
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Creating/modifying arrowhead symbology to create a 'pie' style symbol around a point

I have a point dataset that has 18 (2 categories of 9) variables that need to be symbolized. We want to symbolize each variable using an arrowhead symbol or some kind of triangular symbol that, by ...
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Symbols changed in conversion from QGIS to Webmap

When I convert a map in QGIS to a webmap, the symbols are changed--the size is ok, but all the specific symbols-- stars, diamonds, etc.--are converted to circles. Does anyone have suggestions on how I ...
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Categorize on difference between max and min value for features with same attribute

I have a points layer. Some points have the same value in FIELD_1. I want to give different colors (value in FIELD_3) for different sizes of ranges of values in field FIELD_2 among points with same ...
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Label styles Formatting in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm currently making a map that uses custom colors for the layer symbology. It was requested that the labels for each class in the layer use the same color palette as the layer. Is there a way to ...
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How to match symbology between two layers

I have two point layers: one shows the number of people in a county, the other shows the number of people who receive a particular service in that county. I am symbolizing them both as "proportional ...
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Can I transfer catagorised symbol groupings to to an attribute?

I have a layer file in ArcGIS 10.2 that symbolizes some points by category. 100s of different values in the value field have been grouped down to about 20 symbols. Unfortunately the data I want is ...
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How to save symbology for raster and also its associated 'value' (using unique values)?

I have a raster in ArcMap (built using sum function in cell statistics), and only want to show the water parts of it (band 128). In doing so I only need to show multiples of 128, however there are ...
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PostScript files (.ps) in GIS? How to use those?

I am working on a USGS dataset. I have a geology map - but there is only linework, no symbology (no colors, no .lyr file). I was wondering if there is any way to assign colors automatically from .ps ...
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Why are my modifications to UniqueValuesSymbology classLabels not following through to PDF export? [closed]

I have a vector layer that I add to a data frame. I modify the unique values symbology class labels. I then export the map document as a PDF and the labels in the PDF do not reflect the modifications. ...
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Can you animate symbols in ArcMap?

How can you animate symbols in ArcMap? I am not looking for anything complex, just a simple symbol that flashes or changes a little. I know that you can perform animation in ArcMap but I am not ...
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How to symbolize multiple layers with different EMF's in ArcObjects C#

I'm trying to symbolize multiple layers with an emf logo. When debugging, it gets through the first layer then crashes. I'm thinking it might have something to do with the variable "emf1" not ...
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Apply same symbology to many raster layers in ArcMap?

I have many TIFF files (100+) that need to have the same symbology using the unique value option. Is there a quick way in arc 10.3 to do this?
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Custom labels when matching to symbols in a style? (ArcGIS 10.3)

In ArcGIS 10.3 is there a way to automatically label symbols based on a field in my feature class table? I matched species observations with marker symbols in a style using species abbreviations. ...
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Slope tool gives wrong degree values

I am trying to create a slope map in ArcMap out of a DEM. I used the Slope Tool (Spatial Analyst), selected my DEM as input and degrees as an output result. There I got the message that "The Z units ...
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How to set the color of a feature depending on field attributes with PyQGIS?

from PyQt4.QtCore import * from PyQt4.QtGui import * def Symbology(): canvas = qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas() layer = qgis.utils.iface.activeLayer() for feat in layer.getFeatures(): ...
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How to display different SVG icon in the same layer in QGIS

I am working with a ponctual layer in QGIS 2.12.3 (Lyon). I have a determine a few points in my layer. Each point represents a different activity (ex : climbing, hiking, etc). In order to have a ...
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ArcPy - Symbology Color Changes After Setting Class Break Values

I develop a python script tool to adapt the symbology of a set of shapefiles based on a given symbology template (layer file). These are the properties that should be changed: Number of classes and ...
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Color gradient to show direction in polygons (filling, color ramp, gradients)

My data is 2 point-layers: 1 layer origins and 1 layer destinations. I connected these pairs of origins and destinations: firts with lines. As I know that in qgis, there is still no gradient fill for ...
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How to set symbol diameter based on specific attribute parameter?

I am working with a shapefile of a forest, and I want the symbol of each of the trees to reflect their exact diameter. I have tried to sort this out through the Symbology tab in ArcGIS 10.3 ...
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Dynamic Symbols

Is there a dynamic symbol (preferably a numbered circle or square) in ArcMap that is symbolized uniquely to each feature? For example, I have 150 features that I would like to symbolize with a circle ...
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Use arcpy to Import Symbology instead of Apply Symbology?

I am using arcpy (ArcMap 10.1) to create a series of maps of the same extent that show increased count of disease in areas over time. For example, in the first map, the disease count will be low in ...
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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 ...