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 delete label style saved in ArcView?

The answer to my question may be very simple, but I can't seem to find it myself with online searches I have symbology and text/label styles (etc) that I've saved for easy access when I'm working on ...
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Is it possible to store a default symbology layer in an arcpy add-in?

Since arcpy is limited in how symbology can be manipulated, I was curious to know if a symbology layer can be stored in an arcpy add-in. Does anyone know if it is possible to store a .lyr file, or ...
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arcApplySymbologyFromLayer w/out adding to map

Is there a way to apply symbology from layer without adding to map. I have heard there an environment setting that may allow this? I am trying to both apply symbology and add layer at position in a ...
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How to transfer styles from QGIS to ArcGIS?

We have a QGIS project that has symbols for a lot of different lines. Data comes from a geodatabase that is accessible to both QGIS and ArcGIS. We now want to use the symbology of the QGIS project to ...
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maintain different style for each feature in same layer

on feature selection, I am trying to change feature style of selected feature.so that assign different style to each selected feature that exist in same layer. I have done this successfully but when I ...
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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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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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Printable Esri symbol sets, a.k.a. style references

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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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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R - color SpatialLines by attribute

I have a SpatialLinesDataFrame dataset of rivers in R. The dataset consists of lines (river segments) with a "Turbidity" attribute. I want to create a map and legend, where: Turbidity between 0 and ...
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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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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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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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What values are needed for a SimpleMarkerSymbol?

My graphicGemetry object contains X and Y values (-9212442.86532579,4421916.145327024) but my image isn't appearing. I suspect there are other data values I need in order to plot my point but I do ...
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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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Picture Symbol Proportion in ESRI Javascript API

I am successfully using a picture marker symbol to represent tree's in a web-map built using the ESRI Javascript API. Is there a method to proportionally size the picture symbol for each scale of the ...
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Where can I find base data shapefiles for whole US?

I am looking for the base layers for whole U.S. - roads, hydrological lines etc with flexibilities of changing symbology and labels. TIGER is a good source but it is at county level. I am running on ...
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ArcPy symbolize layer if a value is correct

I want to symbolize a layer in an active session and add to display if some kind of value is right. I found a way to symbolize in an active session here So i tried to extend it, but unfortunately it ...
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How to have custom symbols show up in Symbol Selector of ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do you get Petroleum symbols into the Map legend box (not the content table) instead of the standard "circle or square"? I am looking to use the Unkown (black symbol) and Active / Producing ...
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How to create a symbol with no fill color in qgis?

Where can I find a simple circle to draw it around a point feature. I can change symbol fill color as well as symbol border color. But I didn't find a way to set fill color to no color.
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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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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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Changing the symbology of layer when converting from Layer to KML using Python

Is it possible to change the symbology of a layer file using Python? I have a script that creates a layer file and converts it to kml, but every time I run it the symbology color in the kml of the ...
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Dynamically have symbology change as a due date nears?

I need to make a countdown based on symbolization. Let's say I have several groups of sections with a Date field in it. I have when the section is due in the date field. Can I get it to dynamically ...
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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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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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Copy and Paste symbology in Raster?

Hi all, 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: ...
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The graduated symbology doesn 't take into account the attribute I need in QGIS

I m working on a project on QGIS I have a point shapefile vector that represents my store In the attribute table, i have bunch of data such as size, unit per transaction and most importantly store ...
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Key for a Heat Map

I have a question about heat maps and the correct way to describe the results. I have a dataset of small historic territorial units which vary greatly in size in different parts of a country. I want ...
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How do I stop Kernel Density from cutting off symbology?

I need help configuring Kernel Density so that is does not cut off symbology on hot spots. (See pic below) I'm assuming it has something to do with the extent but I could not get it to display the way ...
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How to set custom break points based on formula?

I work on projects that each require the creation of about 40 maps. In all of these maps, I use Graduated Color symbology to represent concentrations of a different population in area Census tracts. ...
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How to apply a gradient fill to different polygons in the same layer

I am trying to make a simple map of the world in ArcMap 10.1, and I have a shapefile with all the countries in it. I have the symbology set to unique values, so the countries are all different ...
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How can you insert a custom symbol?

How can you use a custom symbol for either dot density or proportional symbol maps in QGIS? Is there a way to import a symbol of your own such as a drawing or image that you can create or download ...
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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 can I symbolize a layer with graduated colors by a date/time field?

I've got a layer of polygons where each has a date associated with it. I want to color the polygons with graduated colors, but I want the colors to start with the newest polygons and fade to the ...
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Why am I getting 'Error 000732 Raster does not exist'?

I am trying to apply symbology to a raster layer via kernel density analysis. When I run the Python script below in ArcMap, I am get the error message below. I have searched and tried the common ...
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Fading symbology at edges

A general problem for me with digitized material is that it can be too precise. Sometimes I just need to show a line or surface without sharp borders. I don't regularly need to visualize the exact ...
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Is there a standard for oil pipeline symbology?

DEAR PEOPLE FROM THE FUTURE: Here's what we've figured out so far… To develop a map for specific public is recommended using some special symbology. I am in charge to develop a map for an audience in ...
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How to apply categorized symbols to polygon layer with PyQgis?

I'm fetching a polygon layer from postgres like this: uri = QgsDataSourceURI() uri.setConnection("localhost", "5432", "mydb", "postgres", "xxx") uri.setDataSource("public", "my_table", "geom") lyr = ...
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10.1 Marker Symbol Rotation Problem

I am trying to create a marker symbol (and then save the symbol as a style), but the origin of the items makes them rotate improperly (see pictures). Is there any way to merge all of the layers of ...
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Is there a method to have the colour of a label automatically match the colour of the polygon indicated in the symbology tab?

My job requires that I produce several print maps every day, for a variety of different users. It is usually pretty straight-forward, but sometimes I have to make a map that uses rather ...
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How to create good quality picture marker symbols with ArcMAP

I have created a nice clean symbol in Illustrator. After exporting to .emf format and appending to objects in ArcMap the symbol looks terrible (see Attatchment). Has anyone found a way to import good ...
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How to resize symbols in the QGIS Print Composer legend?

I am trying to map a count data type via graduated symbol against a chloropleth and the legend is too big. The circles of the graduated symbols are the actual size of their corresponding values in ...
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Arcpy ERROR 000732 when ApplySymbologyFromLayer

I want to split a shapefile by certain attribute and then apply a symbology layer, finally output it as a KMZ file. R1 = outpath + 'R1.lyr' arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(fc, R1, "WHERE CAUSE") ...
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ArcMap's Join and symbology

I'm still new into the GIS World, and here's what i'm trying to achieve , i have Yemen administrative shapfile with list of governments, and districts,i also have an excel file with a list of migrants ...
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Should I use a discrete or continuous scale for coloring a chloropleth?

I am making a choropleth for an upcoming local race using D3. There are two candidates running for an election. For any given polygon on my map, if the red candidate has more votes, the color should ...
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How to avoid Displacement of Marker Symbols with X-Offset

I'm trying to mimick a line symbol style that is comprised of the line and 2 alternating markers. I use an interval placement of 10 units for the 'blocks' (custom svg) and 5 for points, thus every ...
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How to tell QGIS where to start marker line interval?

I want to tell QGIS where to start with a marker, like: use 3 markers, start at positions 0, 2, 4, and apply an interval of 12 to each marker. However, after searching for hours, I haven't found a ...
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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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How to Symbolize by creating tables containing different values (items) and with particular colors?

I work with ArcGIS Desktop 9.3. I want to illustrate my data for water sampling at different points in streams. I would like to illustrate a chart or a board for each point that would countain more ...