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 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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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 ...
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Read layer symbology class color with ArcPy

I am using ArcPy within ArcGIS 10.1 and attempting to read symbology from a *.lyr file created by a raster dataset within ArcMap. My goal is to be able read out the RGB (color) values assigned to the ...
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Flip over min/max values in a stretched symbology for raster data

In ArcMap 10.1, we can render a raster in a colour ramp (stretched) symbology to draw a raster layer based on each pixel value. However, the legend for the layer by default starts from the max value ...
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Calculate values to represent bus route attribute

I'm working with bus routes and looking for a way to represent some values in this system. I want each street to be represented by thickness based on value returned in SUM or COUNT. I don't have big ...
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Wetlands Symbol for QGIS point pattern fill

Is there a marker available anywhere for point pattern fill that resembles the standard wetlands symbol used in USGS topographic and other maps? Any good standard symbol that will be intuitively ...
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Data loads with preset symbology in ArcMap

I have a set of points in a file gdb. When I load them in ArcMap or ArcCatalog, the data displays with unique value symbology based on a field rather than "single symbol". How do I get the data to ...
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Modify Map Service Symbology via Esri JavaScript API

I have a JavaScript application built on the Esri JavaScript API that is consuming a feature service and a tiled map service from ArcGIS Online. I developed a widget that allows the user to change ...
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How to standardise colour-value graduations across multiple maps

In QGIS I have a vector dataset (imported csv vector + csvt) spanning multiple years, and a shape file shape which is essentially a grid. By joining the csv file with the shape file I can apply a ...
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Why does ArcGIS for Desktop legend not always show symbol as desired?

I have a problem with the legends in the ArcMap because the patch does not show the marker symbol inside it well. Whenever, I move the legend it changes but never to what I want for every patch. I ...
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Sources for German Standardized Symbols in QGIS

German Original: Gibt es für QGIS eine Phytonerweiterung "Planzeichenverordnung"? Zur Bearbeitung von Flächennutzungsplänen und Bebauungsplänen kommt man an den Planzeichen nicht herum. ...
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How to change rasterlayer color?

I have rasterdataset in gdb. I create layer from this rasterdataset. private static void CreateLayer() { ... IRasterLayer rlMosaicDataset = new RasterLayer(); ...
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Resizing symbol changes its position on the map

I have character symbol for my point feature class from ESRI AMFM Water - Unicode 117 with offset Y:10,7 and size 36. At that moment it is placed perfectly as it is shown on a first printscreen. ...
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Which Graduated Symbology to use in QGIS

I am trying to map demographics data for a county in the UK based upon a combination of Census data. I want to compare the the averages for the county alone to the averages of the UK as a whole and ...
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ArcGIS Symbology Transparency

Using ArcGIS 10.1, I am interested in symbolizing a series of polylines to generate a pseudo-heatmap like one of the answers to this question. The essence of the solution idea is to symbolize each ...
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Geoserver optional symbology with variable substitution in SLD

I am trying to write an SLD that optionally takes a symbology for a PolygonSymbolizer and I can't work out how to do default to no symbology if the symbology env parameter is not set. I have used the ...
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Create .avl file Table

i would like to create a table of the .avl file i use as my symbology layer but cant come up with a way to do it in arcmap 10. Any thoughts?
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Mapfile SYMBOLSCALEDENOM and SIZEUNITS (miles) 200: Keep SIZEUNITS while circles change size based on zoom

I've been trying to understand how to keep the SIZEUNITS at 200 while the circles appropriately adjust based on zoom level. Thought I had this working properly but turns out I did not. You can see ...
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ArcGIS Attribute table appears empty until features are selected

I have a multiple layers that show features in the data frame and the layers are editable and labeled, but when you open the attribute table for these layers, it's empty. The only way to get the ...
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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 ...