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

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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

How would the type of map symbology illustrated here be typically described? Specifically where symbology is used to represent arbitrary quantities of phenomena, and these being charted together ...
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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 ...
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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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QGIS link values longer than the links?

Can you please help me to correct link rapresentation when the thickness exceed the links. In the image you can see the value on two consecutive links that generate a bad view. I think it depends on ...
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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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Display a raster stack with several bands in ArcGIS?

I have already made a raster stack (5 bands in one TIFF) of my multitemporal Landsat images in R and have also clipped a smaller region of every raster stack for each image. Now I want to do some ...
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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 ...