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

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Is it possible to use USGS .shd files in QGIS?

Has anyone successfully used QGIS with US Geological Survey shd files to map geology - specifically to display colors and geological symbols (dip/strike etc) stored in a USGS supplied shd file. ...
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How to add complex Emergency Symbology (TrueType fonts) to QGIS?

In other packages I would simply ensure the TrueType font (+.ttf) was loaded on the operating system and it would be available for use. QGIS seems to rely on making your own. The symbols I wish to ...
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How to create “two-dimensional” color ramps in QGIS?

Is there a way in QGIS to create a "two-dimensional" color ramp for the graduated symbology; i.e. a color ramp that determines a color based on two different attributes? My situation is that I want to ...
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How can i display the color of my labels into the content table?

The thing is that i need to display labels based on colors but without the symbol. In this case i'm working with points in Arcgis 10 and the maps needs to display only labels with color-based ...
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Using an image file as a placemark in qgis

I am making a map of sports clubs in London. I have each club's crest as image files (tiff) and want to make the placemark symbol using these images. I know it's possible to upload images in the SVG ...
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WMS: point “pointer” symbol with offset - getFeatureInfo search area slight mismatch

I'd like to ask what ways there might be to adjust a point's getFeatureInfo search area so that it matches a "pointer" (i.e slightly offset) symbol. We are running GeoServer 2.2.0 (part of an Opengeo ...
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About symbol position

I have to draw in ArcGis a graph which has the end points of each segment with a circle. The circle has to be unique at the same point when two or more end points are coincident. I’m using the font ...
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Symbology for Unique Values with Domain

I'm wondering if there is a workaround to this. I want to symbolize a feature class categorically by unique values. The field that I'm doing this on has about 5 unique values. I also have a coded ...
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How to create desire lines in QGIS?

How can I show the flow coming from an Origin-Destination matrix as desire lines? I need a result like the one in the picture below. I need to scale them proportionally to its value (coming from a ...
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Color ramp in multiple attributes symbology (Arcmap)

I am trying to use the "multiple attributes" symbology tool in Arcmap 10. I would like to divide my data in 2 categories. For each categories, I would like to display a color ramp. I read ESRI's ...
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Issues with datasets when custom SLD loaded into geoserver

I have created my SLD's in QGIS and want to use them in Geoserver. I have imported and validated them without any problems but when I try to view the data using Layer Preview --> OpenLayers-->Go it ...
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Is it possible to set the color of a symbol from an attribute of the graphic?

I have a feature layer used in a client flex application. The feature layer is used to publish a feature class that has many attributes. Among those attributes there is one named "color". As its name ...
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MapServer: Symbol color is set in mapfile. Is there a way to change it using javascript (ie not in mapfile)?

I have a mapfile where the symbol color is set to blue. In my html I have a hover event that brings a popup when the user puts their cursor over the symbol. Working as intended. Now on that same ...
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ArcMap - Symbolism Wildcard

This might be one of those slap your forehead so simple questions. In ArcMap, how can I use wildcards to aid with map symbology? For the example below, I have tried adding values such as "Field *" ...
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Importing AUTOCAD .dwg to Arcgis Symbols

My client has some symbol drawn in autocad.. they are saved in .dwg files. How can I import them into ArcGIS symbols? I have FME 2013, I am not sure if that helps.
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Replicate Import Symbology Matching Dialog in ArcObjects?

In Arcmap I can render a layer with same symbolgy applied to different fields by way of re-importing the .lyr file and choosing a Value Field. How can I replicate this functionality in ArcObjects?
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Road Symbology Issues

I have preparing road symbology using Arcmap 10.1 version. When I was prepared attribute based symbology as a layer shown on symbols were overlapped. I have attached an example image to show the ...
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QGIS Symbology changes by number value

I've gotten a state file with count outlines joined to an attribute file that shows numbers of items per county. ArcGIS has the ability to set the symbology to grade the results into pre-determined ...
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Apply Symbology to a group layer

I currently have around 200 features that all need have the same symbology applied to them. I have used the ApplySymbologyfromlayer_management however this takes much to long to process, at least a ...
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How to symbolize more than one attribute simultaneously in QGIS?

Each symbol can show different properties such as temperature and pressure, etc. I want to change the symbol color according to one property and size with another one. How can I do it in QGIS? Thanks! ...
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Display colour coded road traffic data in QGIS

I would like to colour code a shape file containing road polylines to represent the heaviest flows of traffic. The shape file contains attribute data linked to each section of road where road traffic ...
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Symbology count in database form

I am working on a file which contains points from different areas of country. I have symbolized points. I want the feature count of respective area in a database form in .dbf file or excel etc. How ...
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How to Add Shapefile with Symbology from Layer File to ArcMap MXD using ArcPy/Python?

Say I have a Shapefile: C:\DATA\points.shp A layer file: C:\SYMBOLOGY\symbology.lyr And a map document: C:\MAPS\map.mxd How can I add points.shp to map.mxd with the properties of symbology.lyr ...
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Need help in Symbology for ArcGIS JS API 3.2/3.3

I am displaying various symbols in my application and initially all are displaying at once (looks like bulky) so how do I set symbol levels in ArcGIS so that according to zoom level symbol size will ...
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Is it possible to use different symbols instead of colours in one shapefile in QGIS?

I want to show 50 bird species on a map and give each species a different symbol (with a different colour) so they can be visually distinguished in the map. Is this possible?
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Basic traffic volume map [duplicate]

I'm trying to map the volume of people traveling from various cities to popular mountain towns in British Columbia. I have a .csv containing the starting point, ending point and number of travelers. ...
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arcpy.mapping Graduated Colors Symbology

I'm trying to figure out how to apply graduated color symbology to a feature class by using arcpy.mapping in ArcMap 10.1. To start, a script runs and a feature class is added to a map document, no ...
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How to ensure different colors for surrounding polygons in ArcGIS?

I can symbolize my polygon in ArcGIS by categories. I tried for every field. But unfortunately in few polygon it showing same color those are just beside of same color polygon. I have to categorized ...
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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?

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: Before ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 ...