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

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New style and symbol with ArcMap

I a beginner with the ArcGIS platform. I would like to create a new style with ArcMap. I try with the menu : Customize -> Style Manager Style Manager : http://hpics.li/9471c73 My new style appears ...
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how can i change property of a symbol using qgis 2.8 c++ api

i have an application written in QT 4.6, and use the C++ API of QGIS the application will display the data of the s57 file in a MapCanvas i managed to read the file but how can i , for a specific ...
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Why is ArcPy script to apply symbology not working?

This is the first python script I have tried to write and I can't find out why it is not working. All I want to do is apply symbology from one layer to another. Working Code: # Name: ApplySym.py # ...
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QGIS: additional description in legend [duplicate]

In ArcMap there is the possibility to have a symbol, the symbol description or layer name and an additional description in your legend Layer Properties --> Symbology --> Fetaures: Single symbol --> ...
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Changing Field Name/Apply Symbology from layer using ArcPy?

Using ArcMap 10.1, I want to use the Apply Symbology From Layer tool, however my field names are not the same. I'm having trouble understanding how to change the Field Names in a layer. I tried the ...
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Adding text background color using ArcPy?

Is possible to add text background color using python on ArcGIS (ArcMap 10)? I wrote a function that able to change font color of the string but I want to add background color to it as well def ...
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How to change the symbology of selected features in QGIS

In QGIS selected features are normally highlighted in a different color to draw user’s attention on the selection. The default color can be changed programmatically. As a nice to have my standalone ...
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symbology with 2 fields - one for the color and another for the shape?

for example, i have two fields: 1 - a, b, c 2 - X, Y, Z and i want to do like this: a - square, b - circle, c - point X - blue, Y - red, Z - pink and when i have a and Y - it whould be red square.
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Styling map and generating tiles for Mapnik and/or GeoServer?

I have almost 5 shapefile layers(contains point,line,polygon), now I want to style different layers, for example, different layers, different attributes of the same layer will rendered with different ...
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Rotation of polygon fill symbol using ArcGIS for Desktop?

In ArcMap (ArcGis 10.1) I'm trying to find a way to fill a polygon with a symbol in different orientations. Is it possible? Example: look at the red semicircles, I would like to do something like ...
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How do I get a non-circle marker in a category map on CartoDB?

I have a CartoDB map which has two layers. I want both to display, and I want both to be category maps — there are 3 categories in each which display as three different colors. But I want to ...
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Changing colours in GeoPandas?

I have a very simple map (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/download/bytes/nybb_15b.zip) and I have never before worked with shapefiles in any way. Can someone tell me what I need to do in order to change ...
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How to Exclude Null or Zero Values from Graduated Colors Classification? ArcGIS 10.3

I have a layer that is classified using graduated colors. I have set it to a manual classification with 7 levels. My 1st value of 0 is not needed anymore. How do I remove the 1st level of ...
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Display different symbols in QGIS using Point Displacement renderer

How to display different symbols (not different in size, different in shape and color) on the same point in QGIS 2.8 using Point Displacement renderer? I want my layout with symbols around the ...
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Apply Symbology from a Layer

I am trying to update the symbology of a layer with another layer with a python script. I have written a code for this. But I am getting the following error message : ERROR 000732: Input Layer: ...
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Applying symbology to a layer with python, How to only have symbology in TOC that the sub layer has

i am trying to apply a symbology to multiply layers that i have created from one feature class. The original feature class is used to create several sub layers see layer loop this involves using ...
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Append triangular symbols along polyline in ArcMap?

I have a polyline that needs to have triangles placed along the inside of the line as shown in the sample picture below. I've searched through ArcMap's symbology set and thought I could just add a ...
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How can I apply a color ramp to a shape file layer in QGIS 2.8?

How can I apply a color ramp to a shape file layer to show something simple like population variance? If this was ArcGIS, I would do it by using the Quantities tab in Symbology but I have been unable ...
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Export to CAD from Arcgis while preserving the symbology

Is there a way or tool that you can export layers (feature classes - points, lines and polygons) from Arcgis desktop 10.1 into a DWG/DXF, while still preserving the symbol (basic symbol - colours and ...
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Automatically changing the angle of a symbol in QGIS?

I am working with an iron age cemetery in QGIS. I marked every grave in a point layer with several columns; amongst others, burial rite (inhumation, cremation etc.). I inserted a second column for the ...
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QGIS symbology to ESRI

Does anybody know how to export the layer symbology from QGIS into a format that can be used by with ESRI products? I have been successful in exporting an XML but it quotes the file type as: !DOCTYPE ...
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in a single vector layer I have a three of polygons with different field values (e.g1,2,3). How Can I color each field value polygon differently?

In a single vector layer I have a three of polygons with different field values (e.g1,2,3). How Can I color each field value polygon differently? To explain a bit more my three polygons are showing ...
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Is it possible to represent points as sparklines in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point dataset with a number of attributes that I would like represent as sparklines (or simple line charts). This is similar to the bar chart symbology found within ArcGIS for Desktop. For ...
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Where can I find ArcGIS/ESRI sample graphics?

I am looking for sample graphics/pictures that I can use in my program for pinpoints and other markers. Does ArcGIS/ESRI have any that are available to the public? I'm trying to use ...
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Importing ArcGIS colour scheme into QGIS [duplicate]

I've just imported a soil map of Ireland into QGIS. However, all soil associations are displaying in one colour. The associated zip file includes a 'layer file' containing the colour scheme for the ...
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Extracting color values from layer to build index using ArcPy/ArcMap?

My university wants the maps we create to become more standardized and so we're changing all the colors on our base vector map. The new standard needs to be indexed and I have the task of creating ...
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Converting symbology from ArcInfo Workstation to ArcGIS Desktop?

I was using UNIX based ArcInfo Workstation software and I have many Data in a coverage file. I need this files to change to shapes to use in ArcGIS Desktop software. By exporting it brings only ...
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Showing top 5 through pie charts/graphs using ArcGIS for Desktop?

With ArcGIS, I have to display pie graphs for each community district. These pie graphs must show the top 5 cars for each district. I already have the spread sheet and the shapefile, where I can join ...
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ArcGIS - possible to set the drawing order of polygon features [duplicate]

I have a table with polygons that I wish to display in a map. I would like the smaller polygons to appear on top of larger polygons. Is there a way to set the drawing order such that the larger ...
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Symbol Selector has Save As button grayed out?

I upgraded to 10.3 from 10.2. I tried to SAVE a symbol but the SAVE AS button is grayed out, rendering saving as not possible. I've tried rebooting, re-opening the mxd... What solutions are ...
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How to publish a single (standardized) QGIS symbology which relates to different datasets of same schema?

Given a specific (locally extended/stored) symbology and styling in QGIS which refers to several different shapefiles or tables (GeoPackage/Spatialite), how can I easily move or share this with ...
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How to show street direction on map?

I am using sharpmap to render my OPEN STREET MAPS (osm) maps. i need to show the direction of one way streets on my map. How can i do that?! After googling i found SharpMap.Rendering.Symbolizer and ...
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Using different symbols and colors for each row in a shapefile attribute table

I have a shapefile where I have a column of individual locations (ID field below), and then a column of yes/no data for each location. Some locations were visited twice and got different results. I ...
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Legend of CORINE land cover in ArcGIS 10.x layer file

I am looking for the legend of Land Cover (Corine Land Cover) for ArcsGIS 10.x. as a layer (.lyr) file. I want to symbolize the classes without setting the RGB color values one by one; especially for ...
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How to symbolize null values in ArcGIS using Quantities symbology?

One numeric field in my data involves null values (missing data). When I specify it as quantities in symbology, it turns out that the polygons associated with null values are taken out of the map. How ...
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Use Multiple Symbology on single layer [duplicate]

Task: Display multiple symbologies (Gratuated symbols and Colours) on one layer Problem: The symbology keeps overwriting itself, so I cannot get both symbologies at the same time Methods Tried: ...
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ArcGIS dot density for small areas

I'd like to use dot density to display some data in Arc, but the areas (polygons) I'm displaying it for are so small in some cases that I suspect the pattern is being misrepresented. If several ...
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Import symbology to specific unique value in ArcMap?

I am working with arcview 10.3. I trying to change the symbology of unique value "43" in layer "Total" to the same symbology as in layer "a2-land". but in the layer properties when i choose ...
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Set picture marker symbol for a layer with arcpy (ArcGIS)

I have an ArcGIS map document with one layer symbolized with Categories > Unique values. I want to update symbology for this layer by specifying a path to a picture marker symbol for every unique ...
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Getting information out of an ArcGIS .lyr file

I'm using ArcGIS 10 and I downloaded a Raster layer from here: http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/glc2000/products.php When I unzip it I get the following files: 1 Aux-File (15KB) 1 ArcGIS-...
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Using layer file to apply symbology to shapefile with ArcPy?

I have code that doesn't work at the moment: # Import arcpy module import arcpy # Script arguments Input = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) if Input == '#' or not Input: Input = "frame" # provide a ...
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How to show percentiles in Qgis?

I have a polygon layer with several fields, like: population, wage, age, etc. I would like to show the percentile value for those fields. How can I do that in an automatic way with QGIS 2.6.1?
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How do I apply a gradient to the edges of a buffer?

I have a series of buffered points. I want to apply a gradient to the buffer edge so it appears the buffer just fades away - no discrete line. How can I create this effect?
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Symbolize points in the same shapefile differently

I was wondering if there is a way to edit the appearance of the points in the same shapefile. I have a shapefile with fifty points in which dead wild animals were found but 5 of them were positive to ...
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Can the maximum and minimum values of raster display be changed automatically when changing the data frame extents?

I have a raster layer in arcgis which covers a large surface area. I would like to be able to zoom into specific areas of this raster and have it display only the range of values in the area I have ...
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How do I symbolize by year, when date column has MM/DD/YYYY

I am trying to symbolize an SDE feature, so I can't add any new columns. The date column is formatted as MM/DD/YYYY. I would like to symbolize all 2015s as one symbol, 2016, 2017 as other unique ...
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Marker Line Symbol with Character Marker Symbols gets grayed when published to map service

After publishing as Map Service character marker symbols become grayed even if their colour is black in definition. This odd behaviour happens in ArcMap 10.2.2 and ArcMap 10.3. Are there are any ...
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Problems with ApplySymbologyFromLayer

I'd like to use specific colors for my Unique Values. I tried creating another layer. choosing the colors that I want, and using the ApplySymbologyFromLayer. I also updated my new layer to make sure ...
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How can I create individual directional point symbols in MapInfo?

I have a point tab file where one of the attributes is a 0-360 direction. I want to create an arrow symbol for each point with the arrow pointing in the direction listed for that point in the table. ...