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

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Using SVG from Wikipedia to fill polygon?

I'm trying to use the flag of each region in Italy to fill each region's polygon. I have downloaded the shapefile of Administrative areas for Italy from diva-gis and am now attempting to fill each of ...
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Can I export the RGB values from an ArcGIS layer symbology?

I've got a point layer in ArcGIS that has 100 specific color codes based on the name of the store. I'm trying to export the RGB values for these colors (along with the name value it's tied to) so I ...
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ArcMap Symbology: Assign colors based on a column value in attribute table

I am very new to ArcMap and I am still learning the basics and terms. If I am not explaining things enough please ask me. This is what I am trying to do: I have a soils dataset and the Soil map units ...
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Multiple classitems in a mapfile

I would like to get a symbology using several columns. I have read that it was not possible to set up several fields within the CLASSITEM option in the mapfile. I have tried to do this in a different ...
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ArcGIS Model Builder - Loading Tab Reader Parameter

In our office, we got a large set of MapInfo TAB files, and are planning to migrate those data to ArcGIS GDB with the same symbology available in the TAB file. On a individual TAB file to GDB, we can ...
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Stretched raster symbology not working in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have some DEM rasters (from the same data source so I think they're uniform in all file specifications) that I'm symbolizing using the same stretched color ramp. I set the stretch type to min-max, ...
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Displaying adjacent polygon lines beside each other instead of overlapping

I would like to display adjacent polygons with the line work beside each other, not one on top of the other for that shared boundary. I do not want to edit the polygon boundaries - only want to ...
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How to create a stretched symbology with labels for each 1 meter in ArcMap

Can anybody help me with this problem. I want to create a stretched symbology with hard colour breaks and label for each 1 metre in ArcMap. I know how to create a symbology with hard colour breaks ...
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How to use bold text in QGIS font marker symbol?

Is it possible to use bold text with the Font marker symbol in a QGIS (point) layer?
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directional line symbol ArcGIS vs ArcView 3

Is this possible in ArcGIS to have variable number of arrows on the line to show direction? This is an ArcGIS example, where I can have fixed (1,2,3,4,5...) number of arrows and it stays the same ...
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Symbolizing multiple polygons as one by dropping internal boundaries?

Using ArcMap (ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop), is there a way to symbolize two features within the same feature class as one feature without editing the feature and merging them? For example, if I have a ...
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Creating symbology by category in python?

I'm trying to create a python script that creates color-coded symbology by county for multiple maps with different data. I've never created a layer file for the purposes of symbology before, but I ...
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Is there another way to acces the histogram in ArcGis 10

i need the histogram of the frequency to heights distribution like in the attached picture. Is there another toolkit to access this data? A screenshot is not suitable :) The attribute table is not ...
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Openlayers text symbology is not being shown

I have a Vector Layer in a .json file: { "type" : "FeatureCollection", "features": [ { "type": "Feature", "properties": { "Station_Id":107, "NAME":"ARDEBIL(F)","ELEVATION":"1314.3"}, ...
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Data defines symbology in QGIS

I have to make a symbology based on a unique color value so I add a plus column to the attribute table with the number of color values. I went to the layer properties - style - data defined properties ...
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OpenLayers.Renderer.Symbols custom named by function

Is there any approach to define custom OpenLayers.Renderer.symbol by a function? For example, instead of making a symbol for each 3-pointed, 4-pointed, 5-pointed etc. star ...
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create symbology categories automatically

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. I'm creating a model that takes an Excel file with coordinates. input = Table input excel make XY event copy feature output = Shapefile Now I want to ...
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Making Map with Color Ramp Using SQL Database Intergration?

This could be a trivial question, but I've been kind of stuck on it for awhile. I'm trying to construct multiple maps that reflect aggregated data showing overall risk by county in a SQL Database ...
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How to symbolize based on feature class and assign a unique value per point?

I am trying to produce a map in ArcGIS 10.1 that symbolizes by feature class but also assigns a unique number (as part of the symbol) to each location that will relate to a table embedded in the map ...
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How do I change graduated color class values with python?

I am trying to use python to adjust my graduated color symbols' class breaks and labels. The layer is a query layer tied to an SQL DB and I want to be able to execute my python (after the database has ...
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How to create and export complex symbology? [duplicate]

I've got punctual geometries that I'd like to represent in a desktop and a web application, using complex symbology, like this : My idea is to use a symbology editor to create a SLD file that ...
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Using Engineering symbols (*.svg) in QGIS?

QGIS looks straight forward except for the symbols or icons. I have created SVG symbols and when I place my pointer to the obvious blank areas in the symbol library a pop-up says that my symbol is ...
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Changing value field when applying symbology from layer using Python Add-in?

I have a python addin button that creates a layer file from a polygon feature class in ArcMap. I want to take that layer file and, with user input from a combobox, apply it back to the feature class ...
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Making single polygons from a shapefile

I created a shape file a while ago with several (20+ polygons) in it. I was wondering if there is a way to symbolize these polygons with unique symbols. Basically all I actually want to do is color ...
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Scaling Items in the Legend [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I inserted a legend however the items in the legend are too large because of the size i set them in the data view. How do i scale the items in the legend so they will be the ...
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Point markers with icon/picture symbols showing white area around them on ArcMap?

I'm trying to use some icons (pictures) but i haven't been successful yet. This is where i got the icons: http://mapicons.nicolasmollet.com/category/markers/offices/ I want to build a 1 meter by 2 ...
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How to share styles between layers in QGIS

Is it possible to share one style between different layers in QGIS? Now if I apply the same style from *.qml or use the same style from Style Manager for different layers then in *.qgs project file ...
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How to color lat/lon points in given RGB data?

I am using QGIS on a Mac. I am working with hydroacoustic data for mapping and interpreting the seafloor. Data are collected, processed and interpreted. The result is a txt file with Lat and Lon in ...
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How to display label in symbol in ArcGIS?

As you see on the map below, there are labels in circle coloured symbols. How can I show them in this format in ArcGIS? If you look at the legend of this map it shows the different categories with ...
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For multiple rows of values on singular route feature, how does ArcMap symbolize by quantities?

So here is my situation: I have a road segment that is one feature. Along this road I have data that is captured via GPS pings (which generally occur every 5 seconds), and are delineated by ...
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Changing point markers to letters

How do I change a symbol to a letter? I have points on a map denoting 'male' and 'female', and I want the points for the 'male' to be an 'M' and for 'female' to be an 'F'
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Saving/Loading QGIS style .qml and avoid specified symbology

Is it possible to save QGIS styles without the symbology style? This may seem like a strange question, but I am trying to automatically set the ValueMap widget under layer properties via a plugin for ...
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Adding count of features in categories to legend using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and I would like to know How to add the Count (which is visible on the Symbology tab of the Layer Properties dialog) to the legend?
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Setting background RGB value to invisible for multiple rasters in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. I need to set my background rgb value of 255,255,255 to transparent. In the layer-Properties Windows > Symbology I can do it for one layer, but can I batch set this, or ...
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ArcMap Symbology: Assign Color by one attribute, symbol by other attribute

I've got a question concerning the symbology in ArcMap. I want to use the Unique values/Many fields option to assign unique values based on three attribute fields. To symbolize the first attribute ...
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QGIS strongly offsetted symbols for categorized layers not visible on layer list (layer panel)

I am constructing a symbology for telecom analysis, which so far is mainly point and line features. So far it is working very well except that I have to offset the symbols to be able to avoid ...
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Create symbology from multiple layers

I have four different polygons of soil data that encompass overlapping geographical areas. There is also some overlap of soil series, but each has a few unique ones: Polygon A has Series A, B, C ...
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Manually classifying graduated data outside of range in ArcGIS

I have two shapefiles representing grids with values that are symbolized with graduated colors, shown below: You can see that the two shapefiles encompass similar ranges of data, but assign ...
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Mask Bridge with Road

Is there a tool to create mask between bridge line/point on road? The requirement to have gaps 0.2mm between road and bridge and the offset fill with white color. For now, I add a white line attach to ...
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python qgis 2.4 : display a view with symbology

I have managed to display a view created using postgresql from qgis using python code: uri = QgsDataSourceURI() uri.setConnection("localhost", "5432", "stat", "postgres", "admin") ...
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Is it possible to symbolise via a related table?

I´m using ArcGIS for Desktop with an Advanced license level. I´ve got a feature class with several points in it; each point contains information for location and Name. E.g. Location [Berlin] , Name ...
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Setting Layer Properties Using ArcPy

I am writing an ArcPy script that creates a Point Density Raster file, and then changes the following properties in the resulting layer: Symbology Classified Classes = 10 Classification Method = ...
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QGIS style save issues

I have a map that I want to do graduated chloropleth maps for each year over 10 years, and I would like to use the same graduations for each year. I know this was asked earlier and therefore I know ...
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Symbolizing Raster using single Unique Value?

I'm dealing with a raster in GRID format. Currently it is symbolized in Unique Values and contains 5 classes. I'm trying to consolidate these to one class. Is there a way to do this and keep a single ...
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Why does my text symbol change when .mxd is converted to pdf?

I copied a small bit of text from a word document into a label which had the ' ← ' symbol in it (2190, alt+x). Whenever I export the map to a pdf, the '←' symbol becomes a spiral. If I make the ...
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Odd characters showing up in symbology view

I am trying to symbolize based on company name but there are weird Greek symbols showing up in my Symbology view of the actual field values. Has anyone ever had this problem? The weird symbols do not ...
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How to switch off symbol when label is unplaced due to conflicts? [duplicate]

Using either the standard ArcMap labelling engine, or the Maplex engine, it is possible to automatically omit labels from the map when the area is too congested. Eg in the centre of this image, ...
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Creating styles from scratch

I have been tasked to create a list of point symbols for the counties Watershed Improvement Program from scratch. They don't want modified icons from the programs database, but custom drawn. I already ...
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showing symbols in a specific order

i'm trying to layout a map in ArcGIS09, showing samplings in a specific region: i have a layer with samplings on different sampling dates and sites. sometimes, there are several samples at one site, ...
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How to change the symbology on many image files within a group?

I have a group of raster images from lidar data (so a DEM). When loaded in, they all have different symbology - so their color scheme and color ramp are all different. I would like to create a group ...