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

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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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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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QGIS strongly offsetted symbols for categorized layers not visible on layer list (layer panel)

I am constructing a symbology for telecom analysis, which so far is mainly point and line features. So far it is working very well except that I have to offset the symbols to be able to avoid ...
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Create symbology from multiple layers

I have four different polygons of soil data that encompass overlapping geographical areas. There is also some overlap of soil series, but each has a few unique ones: Polygon A has Series A, B, C ...
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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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python qgis 2.4 : display a view with symbology

I have managed to display a view created using postgresql from qgis using python code: uri = QgsDataSourceURI() uri.setConnection("localhost", "5432", "stat", "postgres", "admin") ...
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Mask Bridge with Road

Is there a tool to create mask between bridge line/point on road? The requirement to have gaps 0.2mm between road and bridge and the offset fill with white color. For now, I add a white line attach to ...
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How to highlight polygons within another polygon?

I want to symbolize public buildings in OSM data. For Example: There is a polygon and in column "amenity" it has the value "school". But i don't want to highlight this polygon, but the buildings ...
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Exporting map to jpg (multiple times with python)?

I set symbology and exported each raster in my mxd (one by one) to jpg file. My script is ok and it works (it is shown at the bottom). The question is: how can I customly set my legend? Now I have ...
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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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Changing symbology as per scale reference in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10 and I want to display my village parcel as per given scalewise symbology. I have one idea that copy and paste same layer. But my question is that in a single layer, is it ...
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Is it possible to symbolise via a related table?

I´m using ArcGIS for Desktop with an Advanced license level. I´ve got a feature class with several points in it; each point contains information for location and Name. E.g. Location [Berlin] , Name ...
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Setting Layer Properties Using ArcPy

I am writing an ArcPy script that creates a Point Density Raster file, and then changes the following properties in the resulting layer: Symbology Classified Classes = 10 Classification Method = ...
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QGIS style save issues

I have a map that I want to do graduated chloropleth maps for each year over 10 years, and I would like to use the same graduations for each year. I know this was asked earlier and therefore I know ...
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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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Symbolizing Raster using single Unique Value?

I'm dealing with a raster in GRID format. Currently it is symbolized in Unique Values and contains 5 classes. I'm trying to consolidate these to one class. Is there a way to do this and keep a single ...
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Odd characters showing up in symbology view

I am trying to symbolize based on company name but there are weird Greek symbols showing up in my Symbology view of the actual field values. Has anyone ever had this problem? The weird symbols do not ...
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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 automatically export multiple maps with quantile symbology?

I am a relatively new ArcGIS user and I have a question about automating a tedious join/symbology classification/export operation. I have a very simple shapefile to which I join a bunch of fields. I ...
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How to switch off symbol when label is unplaced due to conflicts? [duplicate]

Using either the standard ArcMap labelling engine, or the Maplex engine, it is possible to automatically omit labels from the map when the area is too congested. Eg in the centre of this image, ...
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Copy and Paste symbology in Raster?

I am trying to figure it out how can I take a preserved color from a raster I already set up before and then apply the colormap to a new raster file? Here are the details of what occurred: Before ...
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How to change the symbology on many image files within a group?

I have a group of raster images from lidar data (so a DEM). When loaded in, they all have different symbology - so their color scheme and color ramp are all different. I would like to create a group ...
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Change symbology of all layers in table of contents

I am attempting to put together a DEM of the U.S. I have thousands of contour elevation files that I have loaded into an ArcMap document. I need to change the symbology for all of the layers in order ...
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SVG symbols for alphabet characters e.g. A, B, C, … etc

Can anyone tell me whether there is a SVG plugin or source (or how to do) of letters of the alphabet e.g. A, B, C, D etc. I want to create a symbology with colour e.g. gray but also with letters in ...
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Wireframe display of terrain in ArcGlobe?

I have successfully imported a terrain dataset into ArcGlobe which provides elevation values to the globe surface. Is there an easy way I can now change the symbology/display of the terrain/globe ...
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How to show a selected polygon feature, using a single marker in its center

I've been asked to replicate a map where the selected polygon is shown with a red tick/check mark: I need to tell ArcMap to use this symbol when a polygon is selected, so that un-selecting the ...
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Drawing roads with different widths

I'm drawing roads with different widths. The road data is constructed using GeoJson. (Each road is represented with a LineString.) When I draw the roads with almost the same width, a trivial, direct ...
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Coloring thousands of polygons so each is distinct from its neighbors?

I am using ArcGIS 10, and I have layers of the 2010 Census blocks, block groups, and tracts. There are thousands of polygons in these layers. I want to color them so that each is distinct from its ...
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Def Query to not display feature if it isn't attributed

I have a bunch of features that I don't want to keep checking if something is attributed. I I want to query it out to not show the geometry if a column has the default string 'NOT ATTRIBUTED' to it. ...
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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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Is it possible to set symbol layers always on top?

Is it possible to set symbols always on top, also if the layer with the symbol is drawn under another layer? Example: My layer order is like that: Streets (top) Buildings Landuse (bottom) The ...
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Rotating Chart symbols with ArcMap dataframe?

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and want to represent a layer in a rotated dataframe with chart (graph) symbology. The problem is that the charts do not rotate with the dataframe: I thought I could convert ...
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Graduated symbols not appearing in legend in QGIS print composer

When I add a legend in QGIS version 2.2 print composer, the symbols of a layer containing graduated symbols does not appear. Does anyone know how to make the symbols visible? Thanks.
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Can I change the symbology of selected features only?

Is there a way in ArcGIS (9.2, ArcMap) to change the symbology of selected features, over multiple field values? My example is, I've run an attribute query on the 'landscape categories' field of my ...
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Symbology Stretch Multiple Raster

I need to change stretch of a raster using properties - Symbology to Minimum-Maximum like image bellow : Problem is I have about 172 raster, is there any way to make this automaticaly change? I ...
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Similar color on points and lines

I have two feature classes/shapefiles. One containing points and one containing lines. They have both a field called Gate_number. I can use Symbology to give every point with the same gate_number ...
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Arcmap: a different delimiter when symbolizing “Unique values, many”?

In Arcmap 10.1, is it possible to use something other than a comma to separate the value fields when symbolizing by "Unique values, many"?
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How to set pen width of rivers based on scalerank attribute (QGis 2.2)?

I have a Vectorlayer from NaturalEarth.com with riverdata that includes "scalerank" information. Now I want to display these with different pen width based on their scalerank, like this: scalerank 1 ...
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How to vary the transparency of symbols within a single layer in ArcMap?

I have a polygon layer which I am drawing in ArcMap using a graduated color symbology: Is it possible to vary the transparency between the classes, so that the transparency tapers off with the ...
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When symbolising by category can I make the transparency different for each category? [duplicate]

Normally when I'm making something semi-transparent I edit the transparency in layer properties, but now im trying to make something in the layer (a symbol level) semi transparent. I want to edit the ...
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offset of ellipse marker

Sorry for my english :) I've got a point layer, with angle(real), width(real) and height(real). I want make a ellipse marker that take this values. But how I can offset the marker to left border ...
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Is there a way to remove this thick gray border from my raster symbology in the legend?

I have this problem with different raster layers, in this instance it's land use data. In my layout, and in a rendered PDF of my map, the legend entry for the raster layer has an ugly, thick gray ...
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Program to create EMF that conserves transparency

What open source tools allow for the creation of EMFs that conserve transparency in ArcMap? I tried VeryPDF and Any DWG to Image Converter, neither on actually gave me a vector file that provided ...
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Export Symbology to TAB, or MIF

I'm wondering if the TAB or the MIF export from QGIS keeps the symbology applied within the Project. Are there siginificant items that don't translate to MapInfo? I'm specifically trying to export ...
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Color gradient in symbology in ArcGIS 10.1 for interpolation raster

I have measured noise and want to create with this measured points a noise map with interpolation....is there any way in symbology to create a flowing transition between the different colors for the ...
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List of Offensive Symbols/ Colours for Cartography

I was at a data visualization workshop a few days ago and someone there asked if there are any symbols/colours that might offend people when making charts, the presenter didn't really understand the ...
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QGIS Analyst Create Finished Product for MapInfo Client

I use Esri in my day job and am learning QGIS for work on the side. I have a Client that uses MapInfo for creating Posters and Presentations. I have never used MapInfo. I am digitizing geology data ...
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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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Looking for qml specification

Where I can find qml specification which is used for store symbology information in QGIS? Try to googe it - no result.
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How to import label classes to make symbology classes?

In Answer to an earlier Question I was able to write SQL Expressions to create label classes. Now, I wish to use those label classes to create symbology classes. It is possible to make label ...