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

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Why do some Customised Symbols look good in map but disappear from Legend on Export?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 I created some customised symbols for my map which ArcGIS Desktop did not have. To do this I used BMP files and imported the symbols. They look good on the map but do ...
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Grouping values after Unique symbology classification in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a layer that I am using the unique values, many fields symbology category for but I have two different values that I would like to have displayed with the same symbol and label for that symbol ...
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Is there an equivalent of “Not <Null>” in symbology categories with unique values, many fields

I would like to symbolise based on 2 date fields (d1,d2) in a layer. I would like to be able to have 3 different symbols: d2 is NOT null d1 is null AND d2 is null dl is NOT null AND d2 is null Is ...
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How to download ArcGIS Online symbology to ArcGIS Desktop?

I would like to transfer the symbology from my ArcGIS online maps to desktop. Each time I download it reverts to default. Does anyone know of a way to do this, or perhaps there is a symbology package ...
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Downloading ArcGIS Online symbology to ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

How do I maintain the symbology of geospatial data that I download from online sources directly to ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 ? I downloaded the data at: ...
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Layer symbology is not applied in layer to KMZ

I have created a tool in modelbuilder. I use the make feature layer tool to create my layer. I right click on the layer and select a symbology. I run my tool and I can see that my symbology is applied ...
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OpenLayers.Renderer.Symbols custom named by function

Is there any approach to define custom OpenLayers.Renderer.symbol by a function? For example, instead of making a symbol for each 3-pointed, 4-pointed, 5-pointed etc. star ...
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Zonal histogram for each region (row) in a polygon (table) with python script

I have DEM.tif (symbology uses equale interval - 100m) and a polygon file (regions.shp) with many regions (names are defined in 'reg_name' column). I would like to use Zonal Histogram to produce ...
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How to recover from deleting the symbolid of a arcgis annotation feature class?

I have arcgis 10.1 (arcinfo license) and I am using a versionned database (arcsde) with SQL Server. I have accidentally deleted the symbolid of one of my annotation feature classes. All annotations ...
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how to apply same color ramp to two line symbols?

Working in 10.2. I want to show two different line feature classes, one with just plain lines and the other with arrow-headed lines. The feature classes have the same categorical field I use to ...
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QGIS Categorized Symbology based on joined table

I am trying to create categorized symbology for a data layer. The column that I would like to base the categories on is a result of a table join. For some reason it isn't working. All of my polygons ...
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How can I save and re-apply symbology properties for a classified raster in ArcMap 10.2?

I have a classified raster which has the desired symbology configured in ArcMap, and I want to apply this symbology to other similar rasters. So I use the Save option on the Symbology tab, intending ...
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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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Is it possible to copy a graduated scale from a polygon to a point layer in QGIS?

I have a polygon layer (represented by cells) and a point layer. I've used the graduated symbology with the polygon layer. Now I'd like to export this graduated scale to the point layer. The field of ...
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Update Layer Symbology based on 1 field with changing data

I am running ArcGIS 10.2.2 Version 10.2.2.3552, using ArcMap. I have quite a big task here and before i attempt it i want to know if it is even possible. I've looked up some similar questions on ...
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Graduated values in symbology based on specific attribute in QGIS

I'm trying to solve the problem I've raised up in here.. I've rearranged the attribute table that looks like this: Important to notice is that the field "gruppo" is composed by 2 unique ...
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SVG Symbols not showing up in QGIS

I have made sure the SVG path is set and that the path has SVG files: Settings->Options->System->SVG Path > "C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis\svg" In Layer Properties > Style Manager > Marker ...
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Importing SVG symbols into QGIS

I've downloaded the SVG icon pack here: https://www.mapbox.com/maki/ How do I import these symbols into QGIS? As far as I can tell I need an .XML defining each symbol. Also using the Import from ...
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How to convert a layer with a symbology using multiple attributes to a KML file using ArcGIS Desktop?

I could use some advice to convert a point feature layer with a symbology that uses multiple attributes (a color-scheme attributed to the percentage of positive malaria cases and a symbol size ...
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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 Use Ampersand (&) Symbol For a Label In Symbology 10.2?

I am using unique values to symbolize my data. I am changing the labels as needed so they are reflected in my table of contents. I want to label one category "Oil & Gas". However when I use the ...
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Saving Feature Class Symbology into a Layer or Object to apply to another Feature Class

I am creating a tool to automate a data standardization process. Part of this process is saving the feature class (variable "filename") as a layer file, projecting it into another coordinate system ...
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How to use python in arcgis to create new layer from selection and export into individual maps

I am trying to create county level maps by looping through a master file for each county. However, I get an error message when I try to run the code. I'm not sure what is wrong with my code and I ...
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Mapserver WMS, features clipped and positioned

How can I prevent features being clipped at tile boundaries in an WMS layer as per the picture The arrow and line segments are being clipped when viewed in openlayers as a WMS layer. The map file ...
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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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How do you symbolise a 32-bit raster in ArcObjects?

For rasters that are ABOVE 16-bit - you cannot apply a colormap - so what is happening when you symbolise in ArcMap a 32 bit raster, it's certainly possible. I'm trying to emulate this funcitonality ...
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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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Add Point Symbol and Zoom to Address using Geocoder Widget

I'm following the tutorial here and it's not working: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jstutorials/tutorial_geocoder.html Issue: I just want to add a point symbol and zoom in for the address ...
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Using .lyr symbology in ModelBuilder?

I'm trying to set the symbology of a raster output in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS 10.1. I've followed the guidelines by creating the .lyr file and the adding it to the Layer Symbology tab of the Output ...
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Change Symbology of layers from within ArcMap

In an active ArcMap session - I want to change the symbology of a layer which is repeated multiple times in the mxd. Can I do this? The basic code I have for getting the layers is below. This is ...
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How can I make a vertical symbol for a point which stands upright on the centroid?

Context: I need to display the location of wind turbines using a symbol from a True-type-font(ttf). The GIS software doesn´t allow me to define offsets, so I need to define a ttf which displays a ...
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Using Python Script to change Pie Chart Symbology

I am trying to change the symbology for Pie chart in ArcGIS. I have a feature class which is joined to a table and I will like to symbolized as a pie chart. I will be symbolizing it a lot thus I am ...
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How to change Symbology of Multiple Layers at once?

Is there a way to change symbology for multiple layers in ArcMap or ArcCatalog. I want to change the symbology of multiple layers at once.
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Accessing “valueField” property of layer's symbology using ArcPy?

This has been really hard to debug, as I had no idea where to look at first, but I have made an attempt to access the "valueField" property of a layer file. This layer file is of the UNIQUE_VALUES ...
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CartoDB: cluster circles aren't proportional

I'm trying to visualize thousands of records on a map on CartoDB using the cluster feature but circles with 100 or 1000+ records have the same dimensions. I'd like to have more discrimination in ...
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Manually classifying graduated data outside of range in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two shapefiles representing grids with values that are symbolized with graduated colors, shown below: You can see that the two shapefiles encompass similar ranges of data, but assign ...
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How to replace corrupt representations stored in 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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Vector Layer Symbology Export?

When programmatically creating / saving a QgsVectorLayer - implementation of the ExportSymbology functionality does not seem to exhibit the implied effects. Does such a command not indicate that the ...
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Is there cartographic convention to ordering legend items (high-low or low-high)?

When you symbolise a layer in ArcMap, the symbols are ordered from low value to high value by default. Is that necessarily "correct"? I've never officially studied cartography - is there a convention ...
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Arcobjects Java 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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How to display symbols on a Raster in QGIS?

I have a raster file in which each cell has a numeric code which indicates that the cell is directed towards one of its eight neighbours. I am using QGIS to display each of the eight possible codes ...
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How do I change graduated color class values with python?

I am trying to use python to adjust my graduated color symbols' class breaks and labels. The layer is a query layer tied to an SQL DB and I want to be able to execute my python (after the database has ...
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How to create symbol with size and color based on two variables in ArcMap?

In arcmap 10.2 i have a layer that has two attributes: depth and magnitude. Depth should be represented by color: deeper points being lighter and shallower being darker. Magnitude represented by ...
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How to use multiple attributes feature for symbology in ArcMap?

I am trying to make a map using US census data showing vacant housing to total housing on the same map. I came across the "multiple attributes" feature under the symbology tab and wondered if this ...
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showing symbols in a specific order

i'm trying to layout a map in ArcGIS09, showing samplings in a specific region: i have a layer with samplings on different sampling dates and sites. sometimes, there are several samples at one site, ...
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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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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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How to use consistent symbology between multiple stretched rasters in ArcMap?

I have a series of continuous rasters representing the same phenomenon over time, so I need to use the same symbology across them all. So I set the stretched symbology of the first raster, with a ...
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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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Hand drawn sketchy symbology styles for GIS software

Often times in planning projects, a hand drawn, sketchy look is desirable in order to convey the preliminary nature of a project. Is anyone aware of any utilities/plugins for desktop GIS software ...