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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 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 ...
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Change symbology of all layers in table of contents

I am attempting to put together a DEM of the U.S. I have thousands of contour elevation files that I have loaded into an ArcMap document. I need to change the symbology for all of the layers in order ...
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Add Point Symbol and Zoom to Address using Geocoder Widget

I'm following the tutorial here and it's not working: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jstutorials/tutorial_geocoder.html Issue: I just want to add a point symbol and zoom in for the address ...
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Wireframe display of terrain in ArcGlobe?

I have successfully imported a terrain dataset into ArcGlobe which provides elevation values to the globe surface. Is there an easy way I can now change the symbology/display of the terrain/globe ...
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How to show a selected polygon feature, using a single marker in its center

I've been asked to replicate a map where the selected polygon is shown with a red tick/check mark: I need to tell ArcMap to use this symbol when a polygon is selected, so that un-selecting the ...
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openlayers and specific symbol

I m trying to use a specific marker with my geojson file. they dont show up depsite my readings and firebug. can any1 help me plz ? Thx var map = new OpenLayers.Map('map' ); var ...
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Drawing roads with different widths

I'm drawing roads with different widths. The road data is constructed using GeoJson. (Each road is represented with a LineString.) When I draw the roads with almost the same width, a trivial, direct ...
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Def Query to not display feature if it isn't attributed

I have a bunch of features that I don't want to keep checking if something is attributed. I I want to query it out to not show the geometry if a column has the default string 'NOT ATTRIBUTED' to it. ...
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Is it possible to set symbol layers always on top?

Is it possible to set symbols always on top, also if the layer with the symbol is drawn under another layer? Example: My layer order is like that: Streets (top) Buildings Landuse (bottom) The ...
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Graduated symbols not appearing in legend in QGIS print composer

When I add a legend in QGIS version 2.2 print composer, the symbols of a layer containing graduated symbols does not appear. Does anyone know how to make the symbols visible? Thanks.
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Rotating Chart symbols with ArcMap dataframe?

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and want to represent a layer in a rotated dataframe with chart (graph) symbology. The problem is that the charts do not rotate with the dataframe: I thought I could convert ...
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Convert shape file to kml without losing symbols

I am using QGIS 2.2 and want to convert a shape file containing point coordinates with userdefined svg-symbols to a kml file. Everything seems to work. The orginal file is in WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N ...
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Can I change the symbology of selected features only?

Is there a way in ArcGIS (9.2, ArcMap) to change the symbology of selected features, over multiple field values? My example is, I've run an attribute query on the 'landscape categories' field of my ...
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Symbology Stretch Multiple Raster

I need to change stretch of a raster using properties - Symbology to Minimum-Maximum like image bellow : Problem is I have about 172 raster, is there any way to make this automaticaly change? I ...
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Arcmap: a different delimiter when symbolizing “Unique values, many”?

In Arcmap 10.1, is it possible to use something other than a comma to separate the value fields when symbolizing by "Unique values, many"?
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Similar color on points and lines

I have two feature classes/shapefiles. One containing points and one containing lines. They have both a field called Gate_number. I can use Symbology to give every point with the same gate_number ...
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How to set pen width of rivers based on scalerank attribute (QGis 2.2)?

I have a Vectorlayer from NaturalEarth.com with riverdata that includes "scalerank" information. Now I want to display these with different pen width based on their scalerank, like this: scalerank 1 ...
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When symbolising by category can I make the transparency different for each category? [duplicate]

Normally when I'm making something semi-transparent I edit the transparency in layer properties, but now im trying to make something in the layer (a symbol level) semi transparent. I want to edit the ...
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Adding points in Empty Polygon

I have a number of polygons on which I wish to make analysis using points data symbols... Is there a method through which I may add points automatically within each polygon in separate locations. For ...
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Authoring map with advanced gradient symbol for ArcGIS web service?

I need to prepare a web service which will display the gradient of polygon points values. It has to look just like in this picture: link to the picture (please ignore the arrows). Each polygon is ...
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Is there a way to remove this thick gray border from my raster symbology in the legend?

I have this problem with different raster layers, in this instance it's land use data. In my layout, and in a rendered PDF of my map, the legend entry for the raster layer has an ugly, thick gray ...
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Export Symbology to TAB, or MIF

I'm wondering if the TAB or the MIF export from QGIS keeps the symbology applied within the Project. Are there siginificant items that don't translate to MapInfo? I'm specifically trying to export ...