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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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Add new value combination to unique values, many fields symbology in Arc

We have a zoning layer symbolized with unique values, many fields. We use three layers and get a combination of 50 - 60 symbols, at a guess. How can I add a new symbol for a new combination of values ...
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Qgis Dufour crashes when using QgsMarkerLineSymbolLayer from a python plugin

I'm writing a python plugin to create symbology for Line Layers. I want to use Svg file for line symbology. I tried with default symbol, and also get a crash. The layer get rendered, but when I zoom ...
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Change WMS symbology

Is it possible to change the symbology of a WMS from external developers - I'm harvesting WMS and the symbology is very messy and unclear when some are viewed together - can I change it? Any help ...
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How to achieve Gradient Fills in ArcMap?

Does anyone know of a native way to achieve the gradient fills like the ones in the attached picture (map_1)? The circular and rectangular fills that I see already in ArcGIS' symbology choices don't ...
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Styles in WMTS layers

Served through GeoServer 2.4.1. This behavior has been observed trying to view the layer both through OpenLayers and in QGIS. I can display multiple styles on the same layer using WMS, but only get ...
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How to horizontally align irregularly shaped point symbol to vector layer in QGIS?

Fairly new to QGIS and searching a method to graphically align my point symbols in the direction of the vector. The symbol represents a water valve in an irregular shape in close proximity to a vector ...
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How to create a color ramp to change the color of a svg image in arcgis javascript api

I have a svg image to create a PictureMarkerSimbol for a feature. How to create a color ramp to change the svg color based on a criteria, like a attribute on my feature? The ideia is like that: var ...
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How to make icon marker size variable depending on data value using CartoDB?

Is there any way in CartoDB where I can make the size of individual icon markers, visualized on a CartoDB map, variable and set according to its data value in a given data range? Similar to the ...
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graduated labels in QGIS

I've searched on Google but haven't found an answer. The QGIS Dufour GIS provide an enhanced vector-styling interface but is it also possible to graduate the labels like it is possible for the ...
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Symbolize layer and group names in TOC?

I regularly have quite large mxd projects, with lots of feature layers referenced in Table of Contents (TOC). For simplicity I group them together. The problem is that I can't see the difference ...
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Is it possible to store a default symbology layer in an arcpy add-in?

Since arcpy is limited in how symbology can be manipulated, I was curious to know if a symbology layer can be stored in an arcpy add-in. Does anyone know if it is possible to store a .lyr file, or ...
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Is there a way to auto-update symbology between .mxds for the same shapefile? (Python?)

I have a variety of .mxds for any one project I'm working on, which are all different but all use the same set of base shapefiles for my project. I know I can save a .lyr version of my initial ...
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ArcIMS .axl marker symbols in 3d

I am using ArcIMS 10. I am fine with the .axl file showing 2d symbology and fill color, but i wonder if it is possible to use 3d marker symbols in the ArcXML file? Would i have to use raster marker ...
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ArcPy symbolize layer if a value is correct

I want to symbolize a layer in an active session and add to display if some kind of value is right. I found a way to symbolize in an active session here So i tried to extend it, but unfortunately it ...
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Arcpy ERROR 000732 when ApplySymbologyFromLayer

I want to split a shapefile by certain attribute and then apply a symbology layer, finally output it as a KMZ file. R1 = outpath + 'R1.lyr' arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(fc, R1, "WHERE CAUSE") ...
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How to highlight polygons within another polygon?

I want to symbolize public buildings in OSM data. For Example: There is a polygon and in column "amenity" it has the value "school". But i don't want to highlight this polygon, but the buildings ...
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Paper Size and Symbol Size in ArcMap

I am new to ArcMap. I have an assignment to prepare map of each wards of a municipality. The data are point features. I need to print the map in different scales. like 1:2500, 1:5000 and also in ...
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Python running models and output symbology

Trying to run a model using python script. The script is running, the symbology is set up in the model, but the symbology is not displaying in the KMZ output when run as a geoprocessing tool. Works ...
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How to style virtual vertices when using the ModifyFeature control with OpenLayers?

I am building an Android application that uses OpenLayers embedded in a WebView. Being mindful of the imprecision of touch interfaces I am trying to style all controls to be large and easy to ...
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how create a specific sub-study area in ArcGIS 10.1 - difficulties with classification

My study area is quite large (sometimes spanning across a few grid squares) and when I am running a viewshed analysis or calculating slope or euclidean distance it calculates for the entire region. ...
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How to change icon symbols in QGIS? Can icons have JavaScript animations?

There are a lot of SVG files located in the "QGIS Dufour" Program Files folder on my PC. I was thinking that I could find the symbol that I want to change in the GUI in this listing in InkScape so I ...
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How to symbolize a layer on multiple fields?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10. I have a layer that contains 8 attributes and each one of these fields can be categorized into 3 sub categories. I need to display them on a single map. Update I ...
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Is it possible to change the symbol size for a layer that is symbolized by unique values in ArcMap?

I frequently symbolize layers by unique values (e.g. first rock type encountered in an exploration drillhole). This typically results in a layer with 15+ unique rock type all symbolized by the same ...
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Mapserver: Symbolize ends of a line

I have some lines I'm attempting to symbolize in Mapserver with discrete symbol at each end. Currently my .map file is set up this way: STYLE SYMBOL 0 WIDTH 1 COLOR 0 0 0 END When ...
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Why do my font choices not appear when setting symbology in ArcGIS

I have noticed this, it seems to be a bug. I will set the typeface for the symbology for one legend/feature class, but as soon as I want to apply it to another feature class the font grays out or is ...
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How to remove tiny polygon outlines in geoserver sld?

The data I am using a polygon feature layer, consisting multiple polygons and I want to show the same without polygon outlines. In ArcGIS I simply use outline colour as no colour. This produce the ...
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Convert Autocad blocks to ArcGIS symbols

Im trying to import Autocad blocks into ArcGIS. The polyline part of the symbols in these blocks i want to store as a symbol in ArcGIS. Some symbols i was more or less able to find in existing ...
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ArcGIS - Custom, rule-based borders for polygons?

I've been working with a map that looks something like this: Wherever two polygons of different types (shown above with different colors) meet there needs to be a thick dashed line between them. ...
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How to transfer styles from QGIS to ArcGIS?

We have a QGIS project that has symbols for a lot of different lines. Data comes from a geodatabase that is accessible to both QGIS and ArcGIS. We now want to use the symbology of the QGIS project to ...
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Saving vector layer with specific symbology

I am creating a polygon feature layer with soil classes. I need to share this layer with some colleagues and I need the layer to maintain the color ramp I have created. Is there any specific format ...
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ArcGIS Android MapView with custom Spatial Reference SVY21

I have a MapView that is using a custom spatial reference of SVY21 from the server http://e1.onemap.sg/arcgis/rest/services/SM128/MapServer. The problem is the map's location service's accuracy ...
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Managing symbology in Feature Classes

I'm using an enterprise db to store my data and I'm writing a python tool that allows me to interact with that data in ArcMap. However, all my layers someone have "OTHER" for the symbologyType (not ...
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Arcmap point symbol/marker size, How it works

I am trying to figure out how the size of markers in arcgis works. I understand that a square marker set to 1 pt is 1 pt for specific scale. but when I import emf or font, How does the change size ...
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Set symbols for a layer in ArcMap with two classes (greater than zero and less than zero)

I need to symbolize features in a feature class with two colors thus defining what features have positive (>0) and negative (<0) values. The only two ways I found this to be possible are: To use a ...
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QGIS rule-based point style responding to number of co-located objects?

I am mapping the geolocated location information for 5.5k Twitter profiles as point data. Many of them have the same location ie "London, UK" meaning that they return identical coordinates. On the map ...
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How to change the colormap in QGIS 2.01?

I decided to say goodbye to ArcGIS and switch to QGIS which is nice, but it has given me a hard time to handle various problems. Few months ago, I made a map using QGIS 1.8 with a relief background ...
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It is possible to use different fields for symbology and legend labeling in QGIS?

[Edit : working with Quantum GIS version 2.0.1-Dufour] I wonder if it is possible to use some field to set the symbology and some other to label the map. [Edit 1 : I mean labeling the legend in the ...
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arcpy symbology colors changing on RefreshActiveView()

I have a problem that I'm not sure is functionality not built into arcpy or I'm just doing something wrong. I'm using arcpy.mapping.UpdateLayer() to apply symbology to a layer, but afterwards some ...
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Style manager not working to batch style group in QGIS 2.0.1

I am trying to apply batch styling to a group of layers using the style manager by setting the conditions, but the symbology does not seem to be applying. This is considering the multiqml plugin is ...
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Importing .svg images to use as Symbols in ArcMap 10.1

I have several .svg files that I want to use as symbols in ArcMap 10.1. However, I do not see any import feature or the sort to use these .svg pictures. Thanks
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Symbology for Open Street Map [OSM] Data in MapInfo [tab] format

I have shapefiles for the different SOM layers which I have translated into TABs but I am now trying to symbolise them in a similar style to OSM online. Is there a way to easily apply the OSM ...
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How to read BMP file location of image used for picture symbol in LYR file?

I have a number of *.lyr files which are pointing to various .bmp files which are used as marker symbols in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 I was wondering if there is a way to extract the file paths of the ...
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QGIS 2.0 - 2.4: Color Ramps Missing?

Since QGIS 2.0.1 the default color ramps and styling symbols seem to disappear for some users. For me, this started with QGIS 2.0.1 and still consists with 2.4. I can neither choose Smybols when ...
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Are there any icons for GIS mapping? [duplicate]

I am trying to find alternative symbology for GIS maps and web apps I occasionally produce. Esri has done a great job collecting and categorizing thousands of symbols, markers, line and polygon ...
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QGis Print Composer: layer symbology not displayed

Exactly the same as this problem from way back, only I've had this from 1.8.0 to present (2.1.0 master). Yay, symbols: Boo: no symbols, cue MS Paint: Anyone know why this might be or have the ...
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ArcGIS javascript API Printing: fuzzy result

I created a real simple web app, copied from samples actually, to try figuring out something about the Print Dijit. Here's the thing. When you click print here there are two major concers with the ...
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Maps with charts of representative symbols

Please forgive an ignorant question that I should know the answer to, but how would the type of map symbology illustrated here be typically described? Specifically where symbology is used to ...
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How to symbolize a large amount of points with lots of color

I have an interactive map with a very large amount of different points. Depending on user selection, various points are shown or not-shown. These points are divided into several categories, each ...
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How to display marker somewhere in polygon without converting polygons to points, while maintaining dynamic legend, and then export map?

The following seems like a straightforward requirement because I recall ArcInfo Workstation having an ARCPLOT command called POLYGONMARKERS available to do the display part 20 years ago. Yesterday I ...
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Change label next to symbol in TOC

I'm trying to write a script to change the label next to the symbol in the TOC so it appears in the legend. Arcpy has a way to change the name of the layer, but I can't seem to find a way to change ...