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

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Increase arrow symbol length by value in Arcmap

I use ArcMap to visualize surface displacements. I have a point shapefile with magnitude and angle values, which I plot as simple symbols with size=magnitude and rotation=angle. As symbol I use ...
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Modify symbology on newly created shapefile with arcpy

I'm new to using arcpy and I'm diving into the deep end. Using arcMap 10.2.2, I can create a shapefile thus: # create point shape file for buildings arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(myFolder, "...
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Changing color and transparency of layer using ArcPy?

I would like to create an ArcPy script to change the color and transparency of a collection of layers. The color and transparency would be based on wildcards such as "_dog" or "_chicken". The ...
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Symbolize a layer based on it's related table (1:M relationship class)

I have a layer of polygons joined by a relationship class to a table by Field = DistrictIDNumber The Table has multiple entries for each polygon so it is a one to many relationship. Is there any way ...
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Symbolize Flow Direction on Line Feature in ArcGIS Online

I seems that ESRI has a serious limitation as it seems you can't symbolize the direction on water lines in ArcGIS Online. With server you can. From the reading on Esri forums this is a known ...
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I am trying to have markers in a KML to follow the direction of the view in Google Earth

I am trying to represent the flow direction of streams in a KML file to be used in Google Earth. As complex line symbols are not supported by the KML format, I have opted for a solution combining ...
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Using SVG file to fill polygon using QGIS- problem

I try to fulfill polygon with SVG file (which created with inkscape) but when i load the file into QGIS by this way: i get polygon layer with no symbology: Now, i red Using SVG from Wikipedia ...
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ArcGIS python toolbox: GPFeatureLayer parameter “loses” symbology type [on hold]

I'm pretty new at ArcGIS python toolboxes. Here is one problem I've been fighting with for a while. I want to create an output layer (GPFeatureLayer) with a specific symbology (GRADUATED_COLORS) and ...
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QGIS symbology: Change symbols outline color without loosing fill pattern

I have defined a layer symbology like shown in the screenshot below (categories are applicable laws however). The layer symbology is defined like this i.e. (no pattern fill): For these three ...
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SVG symbol colors differences in QGIS 2.12?

I don't understand why SVG symbols, which are colors changeable in the symbol default installation like this airplane: whereas there symbols like the transport bus station, and lighting symbol (...
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Importing representations from Layer File?

I'm trying to incorporate representations as part of my data model. I have set up representation rule for my feature class, which is part of a feature dataset. The way I have the data categorized is ...
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Width of a dual-line based on values out of the attribute table in ArcGIS

Is it possible to symbolize the width of a dual-line automatically by a value out of the attribute table in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1? In my case, i have hundreds of different entries with the width ...
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Can I save the symbology of all the layers in my mxd so that I can quickly revert back to a certain “look”

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and would like to set multiple variations of the layers symbologies. In autocad this would be the equivalent of setting the layer state.
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QGIS Symbol Categorisation

layer = iface.activeLayer() # get unique values for 'severity' field fni = layer.fieldNameIndex('severity') unique_vals = layer.dataProvider().uniqueValues(fni) # define categories to use in ...
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Explaining what number (highlighted location) represents in watershed basin?

Can anybody explain whats this number(highlighted location) represents in watershed basin?
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Imitating symbology for DEM / Hillshading in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and I am looking to copy the basemap styling from this map but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. I have a DEM of the area and the hillshading layer used but I'm not sure ...
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Importing CAD polyline symbology into same polyline but converted to feature class?

I'm working with a CAD drawing (DWG), and I've exported the polyline layer into a file geodatabase. When I add the exported polyline layer to ArcMap, and try to import the symbology from the original ...
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Where the folder of new symbol saved in the computer ?- QGIS 2.12

I created new polygon symbol called "476" and saved it in the Layer properties in one computer (with the "save" button under the symbology ): I seeking the symbology folder where this new symbol ...
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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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How to cartographically represent active faults, without using geological symbols

i would like to ask how to cartographically represent active faults, without using geological symbols. I dont want to make a geological map, thats why i dont use that kind of symbology. I dont have ...
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Using external images on geoserver with dynamic url

I'm trying to get dynamic icon loading based on an attribute in GeoServer 2.9 My SLD: <sld:ExternalGraphic> <sld:OnlineResource xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xlink:type="...
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Chart symbology not drawing?

I am trying to symbolize some polygons with charts, 3 columns each, from the attribute table that has all the fields and rows populated. I have checked for exclusions and queries and there are none. I ...
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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 OpenLayers.Renderer....
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Changing color of symbol in UniqueValuesSymbology object using ArcPy?

I have an template mxd I reference with several pre-defined layers. The only variable I need to modify is the color of certain symbols in the layer. I have tried to modify and dig around the Symbology ...
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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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Saving Symbology from MXD as Image File

I was given an .mxd that contained icons I need to save and reuse in a webmap. Is there any way to save these icons as .png or .jpegs instead of .style files?
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ArcGIS 10.1: How to remove layer symbology with no object?

I have a layer named 'Landuse' in TOC. Symbology type is 'Unique value" for the field 'Landuse', for example: Residential Commercial Public Recreational Etc. Is there any way to automatically ...
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Styles in WMTS layers

Served through GeoServer 2.4.1. This behavior has been observed trying to view the layer both through OpenLayers and in QGIS. I can display multiple styles on the same layer using WMS, but only get ...
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Generating detailed layer properties report [duplicate]

Would anyone advise me how to generate detailed layer information report in ArcGIS 10.3. I mean the details described by layer properties window for a layer like Source, Display, Definition Query, ...
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Set picture marker symbol for a layer with arcpy (ArcGIS)

I have an ArcGIS map document with one layer symbolized with Categories > Unique values. I want to update symbology for this layer by specifying a path to a picture marker symbol for every unique ...
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How can I apply symbology from two layers to one feature class with common features using ArcMap 10?

Say I have two layer files. Layer file 1 has symbology for feature types A, B & C. Layer file 2 has symbology for feature types B, C & D. In these two layer files, feature types B & C are ...
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Line width proportional to value in attribute table in QGIS

I am visualizing trade flows in QGIS. I am trying to make the line width of approximately 100 polylines be proportional to the associated value listed for each in the attribute table. Several posts ...
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One attribute category defines colour, another attribute category defines shape

I want to set the point colour to be defined by one attribute (Lithology), and the shape to be defined by another attribute (Qualifier). For example, Lithology (RH) = Yellow, Qualifier (CR) = Square,...
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How to apply symbology from another layer in arcpy

I'm trying to add symbology to a group of feature classes. Listed below is one example. The field names are the same, but the symbology isn't working in arcpy. It does however work when I used the ...
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Symbology Collector app with related tables

I’m trying to make a collector layer with related tables. The symbology of feature class must be someting like: if {relatedtable.waarnemingen}date + 30 = Current_date() green dot, else red dot. I ...
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QGIS: How to change symbology of a continuous raster to discrete with unequal intervals?

I'm new in QGIS and currently trying to convert my ArcGIS-layers into QGIS. One of these layers is a slope gradient raster. I want to change the symbology so that a specific rang of gradients will ...
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I want to orient point arrow symbols with lines segments in a hydro network, as the line symbol “ArrowRight Middle” does

I am working in ArcMap 10.1. I have to represent the flow direction of a line Feature Class in a FGDB and to convert it in KML format. I have used the "Arrow Right Middle" and it works fine, as my ...
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Exporting graduated symbology to pdf [closed]

I'm creating a mapbook(PDF) of all California's counties with its population centroid. The code runs, but the graduated symbology for the centroid is not displaying on the pdf. # Imports import os, ...
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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 Contents....
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Displaying symbols correctly in legend in ArcGIS Desktop after PDF Export? [closed]

I am trying to create some maps in which have some point symbols. when I export the layout to pdf, the symbols are not appear. I have read some similar questions in the group but were not helpful for ...
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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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Semi, third, quarter circle and other compound style symbols in QGIS?

I think I used quarter (and other) circles in QGIS in the past. But it might be as well that it was only in different software. Anyway now I am not able to find in symbols any option for compound (...
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Is there a standard way to show navigability of waterways?

Is there a standard (or common) way to indicate whether a river is navigable? Even better, are there standard ways of showing various grades of navigability (accessible to small craft only, ...
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Converting an image into a font to label point features

How do you convert an image (ex: company logo) into a font and store it within arcmap so that it can be called upon to label point features with?
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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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QGIS just installed on MAC OSX - vector layer styles do not work properly

I am a newbie with QGIS - I have just installed QGIS 2.10.1-Pisa. I am following a youtube tutorial by Steven Bernard and I just found that the styles do not work properly (I run Mac OS X Lion 7.5.1. ...
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Renaming layer with chart pie symbology in TOC of ArcMap?

I work with ArcGIS 10.3 and when i try rename layers point1 point2 in the TOC but i can't. I using chart pie symbology: This is the symbology tab:
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QGIS- Categorized symbol styling

I work with this polygon shape file: I can see the values 0,1 color but i can't see where the purple polygon location. In the attribute table there no more than two values, so i don't ...
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Symbolise multiple layers in Arcmap with a Symbology Manager?

Is there a way to change or edit or copy the symbology of layers in Arcmap TOC? What Im thinking of is a solution similar to Maplex but for symbology. Maplex has a label manager where you can ...
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Changing Symbology of Multiple Layers using ArcMap/ArcPy?

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.