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

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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 ...
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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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Copying representation symbology from one ArcSDE version to another?

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, ...
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How to replace corrupt representations stored in a geodatabase using symbology from layer file?

I have a lyr file with symbology that I want to store in the database. Symbolology is already stored in the geodatabase but the symbology levels has been corrupted migrating from 9.3 to 10. Thus, I ...
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Exporting map to jpg (multiple times with python)?

I set symbology and exported each raster in my mxd (one by one) to jpg file. My script is ok and it works (it is shown at the bottom). The question is: how can I customly set my legend? Now I have ...
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Dynamic Attribute Table

This seems silly to me, but I haven't hit this before. I have multiple (30+) point tables, 100 data points each, and want to start designing symbology and doing things like point distance. However, my ...
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How to migrate SVG-based styles for QGIS to other computers?

I'm working on a project that has involved creating many recolourable SVG icons and bringing them into QGIS. These are then used in layer symbologies, with these subsequent layer styles exported as ...
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How to add a custom SymbolLayerV2 to a Vectorlayer in QGIS

I'm trying to add a symbolLayer with a line-decoration (line-arrow) to a vectorlayer of linestrings. what i am trying at the moment is to create a new layer and set it's QgsLineSymbol with a list of ...
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MapServer Symbol with Two Colours

I'd like to symbolise a point dataset with a square (or circle) using two colours. This is useful for displaying values collected on both sides of a road (for example). I created two symbols, a ...
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Assign symbology to multiple layers in one operation?

Is it possible to assign the same symbol to multiple layers of the same geometry type within an ArcMap document in one operation? For example, I was hoping to: Select multiple layers in the TOC ...
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Looking for qml specification

Where I can find qml specification which is used for store symbology information in QGIS? Try to googe it - no result.
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Working with legend patches/symbology in ArcGIS

I am working with a legend in a map from ArcGIS 10.1. The map is used as a template and will be used many times to create different maps. The legend is used to show a soil type and its descriptor: ...
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Is there a SVG symbol library for qgis?

Im currently using default simple symbol capabilities or dingbat fonts for point objects. Is there maybe a SVG symbol library for qgis that is a bit more extensive than that which is included? I've ...
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Is there a simple way to create a new custom vector marker symbol for ArcMap?

I would like to create a set of custom marker symbols for environmental sampling locations. I need there to be "vector" marker symbols not picture symbols. I've tried picture marker symbols and there ...
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Is the ArcMap style database format available somewhere?

The *.style files are MS Access databases where each style type is a table. The table has one binary column where the actual style is written. Is this binary format available? I would like to import ...
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How to export Symbology from ArcGIS to Microstation or QGIS?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and trying to figure out how to export my symbols of elements in ArcGIS to CAD or QGis readable format. Problem is, that I can only export symbology to Style, or export map to ...
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Symbolizing Layers in PostGIS

I have a number of vectors (points, lines and polygons) loaded into PostGIS (not QGIS Server). I would like to provide a colour schema based on attribute values which is saved as a default. What I ...
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Symbology for specific values

I want to apply a symbology scheme for the final layer of my model. Rules are - All negative - Symbol A 0 - Symbol B All positive symbol C unknown - symbol D I am not sure how I can define these ...
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How to customize legend icons in QGIS?

Under layers in QGIS shapefile polygon layers always seem to be denoted by right angled polygons which translates to the map legend in Composer. Is there any way to change the outline to a more ...