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

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What can POLYCOLOR mean and is there a way to convert to RGB?

It is not for the first time I found in the tables of some data column called POLYCOLOR. Is there any way to figure out what that means and is it somehow convertible to RGB values? If I get it right ...
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Proportional Symbols - Custom legend breaks

I mapping the number of Boko Haram victims in each state of Nigeria for several years. I chose to make a proportional symbol maps using the centroid of each state. For a given year, the area of the ...
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MOLE options after ArcGIS10.2?

Esri said goodbye to MOLE, so now I am not able to achieve the same results as before, with the layer package which is offered on 10.2 version. Mostly because before I could customize the symbols ...
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Accessing advanced symbol levels with python in ArcMap

Does anyone know if it is possible to access the symbolgy levels in ArcGIS10 with python? I have a layer "temp" that I print to a pdf. The symbology is printed correctly but is drawn in the wrong ...
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Cause of ERROR 000732: Input Layer: Dataset plan does not exist or is not supported?

I have several mxds (located in C:\Project ) that have 250 layers each. All the layers as the same name- "plan" and they all in group layers like that (added picture for example): I try to change ...
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Arcobjects event on featurelayer symbology change

I am working on an Java AddIn project for ArcMap. I need to find the event when user changes the symbology for a layer added in TOC. So far my best bet is to useIActiveViewEvents class on map, and ...
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Error in python code for loop using SearchCursor, selectlayerbyattribute, and copyfeatures tools

I am fairly new to python scripting for ArcGIS. I am trying to create maps where each county is selected and then copied into a new layer with only that county's data. Then, I used ApplySymbologyFrom ...
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Keeping symbology style in a polygon shapefile when converting to KML

I have a polygon shape with 23 classes and have created patterned symbology styles which I will like to have retained when I open in Google earth pro. Is there any how I can achieve this in either ...
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arcpy.mapping.ListLayers() without calling current mxd document

my question is how can I use the arcpy.mapping.ListLayers() function without calling the current mxd? I'm hoping to run the python script without having an ArcMap document open. My setsymbology code ...
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How to reverse color ramp in ArcMap?

I want to reverse the color ramp in ArcMap 10.2. In the example below, I want the red colour to be associated with lower values and the green color with the higher values. Any idea how to do this ...
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“mapinfo qgis style converter” : error message

I would like convert a big point layer from .Tab toward .QML thanks to the plugin called "mapinfo qgis style converter" . The symbology of my layer is quite complexe (variables of coulours, shape, ...
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qgis-bin.exe has stopped working after changing symbol selector?

i am having troubles with QGIS 2.6.1. It crashes when i try to change the symbol selector within each vector layer. If it doesnt crash it seems that the changes i have made in symbol selector do not ...
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ArcMap Symbol levels get mixed up in multiscale representations

I have created several representations for a road network on different scales. As many of the roads are displayed as cased lines, I use symbol levels to control the drawing order. I then have saved ...
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How does the QGIS construct class intervals?

I'm using graduated style of a point layer to assign a colour ramp to symbols (squares). I assigned manual values to class intervals specifying classes to be: 0.60 - 0.80 0.80 - 1.00 That is, in ...
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Convert mapinfo styles toward qgis styles

Up to now, I has worked with mapinfo. I have a big vector layer (points) with a complex symbology. For several days, I gave up mainfo for qgis. Is there a way to converting my mapinfo files (.tab) ...
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QGIS Custom Symbols Group File Location

I am curious as to the location of the symbols group files. I have created numerous custom symbols, as well as symbol groups. I would like to share these with the people I work with. Thank you!
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How to use custom marker symbols in CartoDB?

I am new to CartoDB and haven't found a suitable answer to my search. I have a point layer uploaded to CartoDB and want to change the symbology to my own custom symbol - is this possible, and if so, ...
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Layer Symbology Based on both Category and Quantity?

I am running ArcGIS 10.2.2 Version 10.2.2.3552, using ArcMap. Here's my situation/what I would like to do: I have a layer that has sewer lines. Some are main lines, some are laterals. I would like ...
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Adjust Fill style behavior QGIS

Does anyone know how one can change the Fill style option in QGIS? I need to use a diagonal pattern that does exist, but I need to adjust it. I have a cartography specification that defines the ...
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Display bar charts in ArcMap

I am trying to symbolize data as bar charts in ArcMap. I have a feature class with two sets of data, and I want the bar charts next to each other on the map. The problem I am having is that the map ...
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How to update symbology without loading all symbols into TOC using ArcPy?

I am using ArcMap 10.0 Service pack 5. (government computer, no choice here). I am trying to automate a common mapping task... I have a clipped layer (SoilsClipped - which has maybe 4 or 5 ...
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How can I transfer ArcGIS custom symbology to another machine?

I created custom symbols on my PC at home using: Layer Properties dialog box > Symbology tab > Advanced > Rotation Now I want to transfer the symbology settings to another machine on campus. I ...
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Use 2 different symbologies on the same feature QGIS

I have data symbolized with different categories Each category has a field for different symbology style like the table below. Is it possible to visualize the same category of data with in ...
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ApplySymbologyFromLayer works in ArcMap but not in python script

So the ApplySymbologyFromLayer_management() tool doesn't seem to like me, at least when I try to use it in a script. I have a Field_Boundary2.lyr file that has a "hollow" fill color and a black ...
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Is it possible to use the symbology of an already published map service, so as to create a renderer in javascript api?

I have created a map service with fixed symbology. I want to create a graphics layer which will use the same symbology, through a renderer. In other words, I want to use the already existing ...
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How to indicate polygon vertices with small circles using OpenLayers?

I am using OpenLayers 3 and have more or less implemented everything in my requirements list, except one thing: I am asked to somehow make the polygon rendering indicate the polygon vertices with ...
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How to display two line traffic road map cartographically?

I have two line traffic map. I want to display this maps roads as image below. This images show that when I zoom out from map, roads are showing properly.. And two line road never disappear from map. ...
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How to prevent symbology reclassification from adding 0s to the Range?

How do I prevent symbology's "Natural Breaks" from automatically changing my range to include multiple 0s after my decimals? Example: Range was originally 1 - 249. I switched to Natural Breaks and the ...
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How to symbolize features with NULL values in graduated symbology?

I have a polygon feature dataset, and an attribute from a different table that I join (one-to-one) within QGIS in order to symbolise the attributes as a choropleth map. However, not all polygon fields ...
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How to scale SVG symbol based on zoom level in QGIS?

I am wondering if there is a way to scale SVG files I have stored as blob in a Spatialite database according to the current zoom level in QGIS. My hope is to have the SVG icon resize itself when the ...
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Raster statistics - incorrect and apparently arbitrary minimum value

I have projected a raster with gdal as part of an R workflow: gdalwarp -s_srs EPSG:4283 -t_srs EPSG:3577 -r bilinear -multi -tr 1000 1000 -dstnodata -9999 in.tif out.tif When I add out.tif to ...
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Adding new fields to shapefile alters appearance of borders in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 2.6.0-Brighton and I am trying to add a custom field to my layer made from a shapefile of Italian provinces; everything seems fine when I create a categorized views using region codes, ...
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Using a colour wheel as a colour ramp for displaying directional data in Arcmap

I would like to define a colour ramp for displaying direction data in a 'smooth' fashion. So for data in degrees there wouldn't be a jump in colour between 359 and 0 degrees. It seems to me a colour ...
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Apply Symbology from Layer in ModelBuilder?

I have a model in ModelBuilder that takes a shapefile, runs some tools on it, adds it to a geodatabase, applies symbology from a layer file and converts it to a KMZ. It all works fine except for the ...
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Search layer in MXDs

I work on arcview 10.3 and i try to find layer called "ways" in several mxds. i try this code but it does not work. anyone know how to do it?: import arcpy,os,sys,string import arcpy.mapping from ...
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Symbolising multiple lines in the same location

I would like to produce maps showing multiple lines that are in the same location. This poses the problem that the lines overlap each other making one of multiple lines visible when displayed in a ...
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How to set up graduated colors for a layer using ArcObjects?

I have to render a feature layer with a graduated colors renderer, using the ArcGIS API for Java (or VB, .NET). As the feature layer data is created dynamically using webservices, I don't in advance ...
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How to label a road with my symbol multiple times?

I am trying to label a road that I create with Select Features, with a symbol multiple times along the road. Is it possible to recreate my symbol multiple times along the road to label it?
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How to use Infinity in GeoServer SLD colormapentry

I am trying to write an SLD with the last interval ending at infinity, (i.e. have the last interval include arbitrarily large numbers. Currently, I am using a large value like this: ...
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How to show\hide symbols according scales

How to show\hide symbols according scales, I couldn’t figure out if there is a way to hide symbols depending on scales the same way we do with labels. For example, in the screenshots below, the ...
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Searching semantically for symbols in ArcGIS Desktop?

Sorry for the noob question, but is there any resource (on the web) where I could more or less search semantically for symbols to use in an ArcMap layout? Using the Symbol Selector, I have to scroll ...
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Adding a Style to QGIS

I've downloaded the VA Geological Survey data set (http://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/state.php?state=VA) that I have already on Google Earth as a kmz. The various formations are color coded. ...
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Can I automate the transfer of symbology information of a raster to a polygon feature?

I have a raster dataset that is symbolized using Natural Breaks (Jenks) classification (9 classes). To reduce file size for web service display and download, I used the Reclassify tool to remap pixel ...
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How to do dot density in ArcGIS Online?

I have some census tract polygons with language spoken at home attribute data behind them. I created them in ArcMap and produced a dot density map. However, after importing to AGOL it's only the ...
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Graduated symbols drawing order not displayed correctly

When I use graduated symbols for a polygon layer to display population density, the layer is always displayed on top of all the other layers even if I dragged it to the bottom of the Table of ...
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How to highlight the number of overlayed lines in ArcMap?

Using ArcMap 10.2, I have a feature class composed of several lines representing bus routes for the same transit line. There are different routes according to schedules. In the image below, each route ...
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Semi-transparent picture symbols in ArcObjects

When creating a new point layer with picture symbols in ArcMap 10.2.1 using ArcObjects, I have tried several ways to load semi-transparent symbol images from .png files, but to no avail, the ...
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What is the smallest size a point can be represented on ArcMap 10.2?

I have a large number of points that I need to plot and want to avoid overlaying them wherever possible. Whenever I choose a figure <1 for their size, I don't see any difference, yet ArcMap seems ...
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How can I display a symbol to a specific attibute in QGIS

I have a point shapefile, where I categorized my waypoints with attributes (schools, toilets, etc) and I would like to display certain attributes with specific symbols. How can this be done? Thank ...
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Including labels in map legend and point symbology of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've been using gis.stackexchange for some time already and time has come for me to ask my first question here. I have point feature class with habitat types. There are two important attribute ...