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

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Model Builder not completely honoring lyr file

I have created a series of map templates for one of our departments that each have an associated model. As part of the model I also created a lyr file for symbology and labeling (the subject parcel ...
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How to programmatically change an SVG symbol in the Vector Layer?

I'm trying to change the symbol used in a layer via Python. I've been able to tunnel through a vector layer to the symbol layer, but I don't know how to change the symbol it's using. I'd like to ...
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Where does the Style Manager store the files in and Why does the Style Manager does not show some edit color ramps?

Where are Color Ramp files saved? Every time I make edits, it does not show up on the Style Manager. Does it save it to the hard drive or in the Style Manager? I need more information. Thanks
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Copy and Paste symbology in Raster?

Hi all, I am trying to figure it out how can I take a preserved color from a raster I already set up before and then apply the colormap to a new raster file? Here are the details of what occurred: ...
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What does this style of line on Topographic maps indicate

If I was reading the purpose of this stackexchange site right, I could also ask general map questions. Not necessarily regarding software. Anyways, I was wondering if someone could inform me what ...
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varying size of symbol depending on number of datasets

i am trying to map archaeological finds with qgis. some of them have the same coordinates since they are from the same site or very close to each other. is it possible to automatically display the ...
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Preventing symbols from different layers from interfering with each other in ArcGIS online

I am tackling a project that contains several new elements for me since I am a high school social studies teacher and not a full-time GIS professional. For this particular project I am trying to show ...
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How to randomize colors for large datasets in QGIS new symbology?

Someone has already asked how to randomize colors by class in QGIS new symbology, but the answer there does not work with datasets containing more than 100 unique values since the Random option only ...
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Display raster outlines

I guess mine is a very simple task, however I don't know how to solve it. I m trying to display the outlines of a raster created from a polygon shp. What I would like to come up with is an image where ...
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Unique Polygon Border Colors and Matching Label

I'm working with zip codes, and I'd like to have each zip code polygon have a uniquely colored border with a corresponding label color. So, ideally, zip code 12345 would have no fill color, a blue ...
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get value from attribute table and change symbology with QGIS and Python

I'm newbie developing plugins for QGIS using Python, this is the first one and it is very frustrating hehe. Ok, this is the situation, I have a 1 point layer in QGIS. Its attribute table has 4 fields ...
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Changing symbology/color in kml when exported from arcGIS/QGIS [closed]

I have marked some points and used symbology in ArcGIS/QGIS... when I export the file to kml, the color/symbology changes and only single color/symbol remains. Is there any possible way that the ...
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Batch visualization of raster (grid) files

I have about 100 raster (grid) files (in the "ascii grid" format) of drought index. All cover the same area of interest but at different times of year. I need to create images from the grids with ...
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How to acces features attributes when creating renderer?

I'm trying to customize the rendering of a point layer in QGIS using python. Thus I have written a renderer class as explained in the documentation ...
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Environmental styles library

i'm looking for environmental symbols, related to berm diagnostic (collapses, subsidences, anthropogenics deposits... Is there any style library available? Thanks in advance, Max.
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How change border line to no pen with python console?

From Python console I load a shapefile with qgis.utils.iface.addVectorLayer. How I can remove border lines (change to no pen) in the active layer?
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Can you insert a marker symbol at a specific scale?

I have a map that is consistently used at a 1:500 scale. I want to be able to add structures to the map to view and move them around to get the best fit. The end user is new to GIS and I am trying to ...
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Where can I find base data shapefiles for whole US?

I am looking for the base layers for whole U.S. - roads, hydrological lines etc with flexibilities of changing symbology and labels. TIGER is a good source but it is at county level. I am running on ...
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Scaling location points proportionately

I'm trying to get QGIS (1.8) to scale the point markers for each town in a district proportionately to the size of their population (i.e. bigger population = bigger circle). I can get them to vary by ...
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Is there a way to turn on labels with ModelBuilder?

I have a model that creates a feature class and adds it to the map. The properties of the feature class reference a layer file for the symbology. However, I can't seem to find a good way to pass the ...
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Overlapping polygon outlines dashed at overlapping locations but solid elsewhere

In ArcMap 10.0, if one smaller polygon fits inside of another and shares a portion of the larger polygon's boundary, and they both are set to display thick outlines on the inside, is there a way to ...
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How do I add a field that determines the feature's transparency in ArcMap?

I have a feature layer that has points. I want these points to be transparent depending on a field that I've created. Here are references to being able to actually do this (I do understand that these ...
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What are common ways of presenting features that share coordinates?

When I encounter features of the same class, but with identical coordinates I lay them out in a spiral arm formation. I chose to pick the initial radius and angle at random (can't recall my actual ...
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ArcGIS Raster Symbology - Break contour at 0

In ArcGIS 10, how can I break raster symbology (stretched) at a particular value (i.e. 0). For example, I have a DEM representing both topography and bathymetry and I want a break at the 0 m contour ...
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changing symbology

I have problem with my script. Layers are in one geodatabase, and have names like: orne1942, orne 2003, orne 2009 (the same forpart e.g. orne). Script should changing symbology layers wich have the ...
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How to apply a graduated renderer in pyQGIS?

Just trying to run the following code already given in the pyqgis cookbook to create graduated colors symbology (as in example with 2 classes) I define the source info for the shapefile but when I ...
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Update Layer with python, error attribute renderer

I am attempting to automate symbology using python, and ArcMap 10.0. I am importing this script into a toolbox, which I run from arcmap Currently I am getting two errors: 1) LayerObject: Set ...
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MS Access join table values, not recognized by ArcGIS symbology

I joined a MS Access database table to a GIS file. When I try to use symbology (categories) to represent a yes/no value which is in the table file (0/-1) it does not recognize it as a value.
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How to auto-add new values to unique values classification values range?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.1, ArcGIS Server 10.1 & SQL Server 2008 software. I am adding the query layer and directly publishing to ArcGIS Server and accessing the map in a JavaScript ...
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How do you access the Draw toolbar symbol(s) from ArcObjects?

I'm dropping a text element onto a map and I'd like to use whatever settings the Draw toolbar has (font, size, color, etc). Is there a convenient way to access symbol interfaces? Or do you have to ...
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Is it possible to use symbols instead of colours to visualise raster cell values?

I have a raster image (GeoTIFF) with integer values. I know how to visualise raster values in QGIS using colormaps or similar, but I would like to assign symbols to each colour value instead - just ...
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How can I keep the color of the shape file in arc constantly?

I am using arc gis 9.3 when I use a color for the shape file it changes everytime when I close and open the arc map so how I can constantly keep the color of the shape file that I work with
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Can I Rotate SVG symbol counter clockwise in Quantum GIS? (Direction East 0 - counter clockwise) [closed]

I'm working in a road signs project. I need the signs layer symbol to rotate according to the value in the angle field, so they could be represented facing the correct orientation. However, the angle ...
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How to change the symbology of the layer with python script in ArcGIS ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change Symbology of layers from within ArcMap I need to write a script to change the symbology of the layer. I've read all the topics about symbology in ArcGIS-help and ...
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Unique and Range value symbology in Arc Desktop 10.1

I am facing a issue in which i have to give symbology depending on unique value of one attribute and range value of another attribute. That is symbology on gender and age. like symbol1 - ...
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Display the outline of many polygons

I need help formatting an outline on a layer. The problem is that i have a layer with this attribute table: And the aspect of this layer is like that: What I need is to show an outline not around ...
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How to present three spatial variables in one map? [closed]

I want to assign 3 category of variables in a single map. In other words, I have to produce a cartographic visualization of the damage including a legend listing: damaged surface area in the ...
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Why is the OGC Symbology Encoding standard not being implemented and is SLD an alternative?

I searched exhaustively over the internet as well as at this How to export Symbology from ArcGIS to Microstation or QGIS? but didnt find a satisfactory answer. Hope to get the answers from the experts ...
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Common class range for different attributes in a same polygon shapefile

I have a polygon shapefile which has population attributes pop90,pop91 and so on for 10 years. They have different minimum and maximum value for each of the years. Now I need to do classification for ...
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Is there any way to set polygon features fill color and outline programmatically?

By some process I am creating a polygon feature layer. Before adding the layer in the map, I want to set polygon's fill color to no color and set polygon's outline color and width. I am working with ...
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Symbolizing route data [duplicate]

I'm working on a project that routes various modes of transport to one location (a school) in Arc Map 10. I have about 400 routes, so there is a significant amount of overlap as they near the school. ...
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esri.tasks.GenerateRendererTask for non 10.1 ArcServer

I wish to use the same features as the esri.tasks.GenerateRendererTask but it seems that it can be only used on ArcServer 10.1. Is it possible to achieve the same dynamic natural jenks breaks in the ...
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AxSymbologyControl via WindowsFormsHost in WPF (ArcMap Add In Project)

I need a way to offer the user a choice of color ramps for the ClassBreaksRenderer. I came across the AxSymbologyControl which was designed for WinForms. I tried also ESRIs (WinForms) example project ...
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Can you print cross-hatch area fills like they appear on screen?

I'm trying to use a cross-hatch symbol on polygons in QGIS. When displayed on screen, they look just fine - both in the map and in the composer. The problem is when they are rendered to an image ...
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Does “size scale field” in QGIS actually work?

I'm having mixed results with the 'size scale field' aka graduated symbols in QGIS. Some forum posts out there say this feature is broken - others can get it to work.
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Problem with representation symbology, when copying from SDE 9.3 to 10

We are having problems with our representations when copying from an ArcGIS 9.3 database to a 10.0. Representation symbologies with dash patterns (dots, dotted lines etc.) are reset to default ...
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How can i set scale for each layer symbol?

I'd like to use reference scale : 1:10000000 for layer a and 1:2000000 for layer b to set scale of labels and symbologies. one method is Working with data frame reference scales but this method works ...
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Is there a way to quick change the outline color of a polygon in ArcGIS 10 without open the “Symbol Selector” window?

Sei que é possível alterar a cor de um preenchimento clicando com o botão direito na caixa do símbolo de qualquer layer e aí basta escolher uma com simples. Tem como alterar o contorno do polígono ...
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How to symbolize vector features using RGB values stored in three fields?

I need to symbolize a vector layer in Arcmap based on RGB (or HSB - can do either) values found in fields in the attribute table. I'm working with up to 10 different datasets, each with over 100 ...
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Symbology levels are ignored in ArcGIS 10

I have a problem migrating from a ArgGIS 9.3 to a 10 geodatabase (both sde and file gdb). The symbology levels stored in the 9.3 database are not transferred. When migrated to ArcGIS 10.0, ...