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

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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 ...
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Color gradient in symbology in ArcGIS 10.1 for interpolation raster

I have measured noise and want to create with this measured points a noise map with interpolation....is there any way in symbology to create a flowing transition between the different colors for the ...
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Is there a way to create a named symbol in OpenLayers composed as either a multi-dimensional array or as a MultiPolygon?

OpenLayers provides a minimal set of "well-known" shapes which can be used as point icons: /** * Constant: OpenLayers.Renderer.symbol * Coordinate arrays for well known (named) symbols. */ ...
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QGIS Analyst Create Finished Product for MapInfo Client

I use Esri in my day job and am learning QGIS for work on the side. I have a Client that uses MapInfo for creating Posters and Presentations. I have never used MapInfo. I am digitizing geology data ...
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How to display nebulous boundaries between regions with indistinct edges?

I'm trying to map the boundaries between regions which don't necessarily have a hard edge. For example, areas where languages predominate don't have a distinct edge, but instead have a degree of ...
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offset of ellipse marker

Sorry for my english :) I've got a point layer, with angle(real), width(real) and height(real). I want make a ellipse marker that take this values. But how I can offset the marker to left border ...
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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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QGIS hides few graduated points after reopening project

I have a strange problem in QGIS 2.2 (problem is also present in QGIS 2.1). When I add a point (shapefile) layer, apply graduated style and change point size, everything looks fine. Then I save ...
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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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How do I symbol numbers into groups?

I am working on creating soils map and need to group symbolize into greater numbers and within between numbers.. Here is an example of what I am talking about ...
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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 ...