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

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arcpy symbology colors changing on RefreshActiveView()

I have a problem that I'm not sure is functionality not built into arcpy or I'm just doing something wrong. I'm using arcpy.mapping.UpdateLayer() to apply symbology to a layer, but afterwards some ...
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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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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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Convert shape file to kml without losing symbols

I am using QGIS 2.2 and want to convert a shape file containing point coordinates with userdefined svg-symbols to a kml file. Everything seems to work. The orginal file is in WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N ...
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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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ArcMap Symbology: Assign Color by one attribute, symbol by other attribute

I've got a question concerning the symbology in ArcMap. I want to use the Unique values/Many fields option to assign unique values based on three attribute fields. To symbolize the first attribute ...
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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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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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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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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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Changing symbology at different scales in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10 and I want to display my village parcel symbology differently at given scales. I have one idea to copy and paste same layer. But my question is that in a single layer, is it ...
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View vertices in ArcGIS

In ArcGIS, is it possible to change the polyline symbology to show vertices? Or do I need to extract the points via Feature Vertices To Points? This becomes a pain if I want to edit the source ...
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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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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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Symbolising One-to-many relationships using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a polygon feature class which has various extent areas with a name which is unique I also have a table (in a file geodatabase) that has the extent names with a score value. But there can be ...
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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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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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ArcGIS 10.1 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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Is there an ArcGIS Symbol Library PDF for ArcGIS 10.x, an index for symbols/line weights?

ESRI has an old set of PDFs from 2004 showing all the symbols available in ArcGIS at the time and their names. I don't need it often but if I'm searching for a certain symbol and don't know its name ...
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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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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 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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Printable Esri symbol sets, a.k.a. style references [duplicate]

Does anyone know of good printable documents of the as-shipped Esri symbol sets, also called Style References? The new with Arcgis 10 ability to search symbol sets is a great boon, but one can still ...
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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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How to decide how to “stretch” raster imagery?

I have to symbolize a digital elevation model. ArcMap offers many different setting for stretching the symbology which all give widely different results. Some stretch methods symbolize the data so ...
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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 ...
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What effect does standard deviation have on the display of DEM rasters?

I need to explain why ArcGIS offers the function "standard deviation" when symbolizing rasters with the Stretch method. The Standard Deviation is a measure of how spread out numbers are and is ...
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Remove cell boundaries of raster pixels converted to vector format

I have a solar radiation shapefile with 10 km x 10 km cells. When I put it on QGIS, many pixels with boundaries take place. Please see the following image: How can I remove them in Qgis?
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Apply Symbology to Rasters using Arcpy Script

I have an ArcPy script to apply the symbology of one raster layer to all of the raster layers in the table of contents. I have used this script before with feature layers instead of raster layers, and ...
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QGIS - Tabular output for labeling

I'm new to QGIS and am trying to figure out how to output labels under a tabular symbology (I would have liked to post a file showing what I want but can't find a way to submit a file) : So my ...
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QGIS raster symbology problem in 2.6

With the new 2.6 QGIS version I often have problems with raster colors. For some reason certain pixels do not display initially, but if I move the raster a little spatially they show up.
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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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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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Using SVG from Wikipedia to fill polygon?

I'm trying to use the flag of each region in Italy to fill each region's polygon. I have downloaded the shapefile of Administrative areas for Italy from diva-gis and am now attempting to fill each of ...
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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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QGIS 2.6 Brighton - Graduated Symbols

I can't get graduated symbols to show in QGIS 2.6. This is what I have done. I have two fields of type integer, saved as a shape file which I have tried to import as a shape file and as a secondary ...
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QGIS - assign different colors for SVG markers also in categorial / graduated symbols?

I understand it is possible to customize the color of an SVG marker via param(fill) However, I have to set the color manually, and cannot automatically assign it through categorical or graduated ...
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How to portray symbology with multiple attributes?

I have four columns, (A, B, C, D) and each can be ranked 1, 2, or 3 (point data). I would like to portray each category at once based on colors assigned to the rankings (1 = green, 2 = yellow, 3 = ...
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QGIS symbols using “advanced — size scale field” aborts rendering if encounters negative [closed]

Not sure if this is new in QGIS 2.6 Brighton, but I was struggling to get my points (small area centroids) to properly scale in size based on attribute values (population growth). Only a few dots ...
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Manually classifying graduated data outside of range in ArcGIS

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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arrow-symbols won't rotate

I created my own marker symbols (arrows) for point features. Now I want to rotate them with the Rotation-Tool from the Editor-Toolbar, but the Arrows always snap back to their original horizontal ...
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ArcGis Join Data CSV Problem [duplicate]

I have been trying to use ArcGis Desktop and ran into some problems while joining the data from a csv file with the shp file. I can see the attributes that have been added in the attribute table but ...
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ESRI Javascript - Print Task GP Service - Symbology Issue

I am using the ESRI js API, and using a python GP service to run a print task to PDF with custom layouts. This works great, except when i have any map service enabled in the map. The layer in the ...
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Add Layers to Map Display from script with default symbology

I have a script that runs IDW iterations and I'd like for the files to be automatically added to the map display after they are produced and contain the default symbology that ArcMap generates when ...
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Apply graduated symbology renderer works in Python console but not in standalone script

I use the following PyQGIS script to load a vector layer from a shapefile and apply graduated symbology to it (tried to make it as minimalistic as possible). This works well in the QGIS 2.4 Chugiak ...
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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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Can not load Arcmap 10.1 styles

I'm having a problem applying existing styles and loading new ones. I go to customize > Style manager and i see that it is empty. After, i click on Styles tab and i select from the list the ...