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 automatically export multiple maps with quantile symbology in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Using layer file to apply symbology to shapefile with ArcPy?

I have code that doesn't work at the moment: # Import arcpy module import arcpy # Script arguments Input = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) if Input == '#' or not Input: Input = "frame" # provide a ...
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Unable to rotate Marker Line Symbols

I have a line feature class that I am trying to symbolize with a Marker Line Symbol type. I have my symbology set up but I am having a problem with the rotation angle. When I enter an angle in the ...
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How to show percentiles in Qgis?

I have a polygon layer with several fields, like: population, wage, age, etc. I would like to show the percentile value for those fields. How can I do that in an automatic way with QGIS 2.6.1?
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Can the maximum and minimum values of raster display be changed automatically when changing the data frame extents?

I have a raster layer in arcgis which covers a large surface area. I would like to be able to zoom into specific areas of this raster and have it display only the range of values in the area I have ...
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Symbolize points in the same shapefile differently

I was wondering if there is a way to edit the appearance of the points in the same shapefile. I have a shapefile with fifty points in which dead wild animals were found but 5 of them were positive to ...
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How do I apply a gradient to the edges of a buffer?

I have a series of buffered points. I want to apply a gradient to the buffer edge so it appears the buffer just fades away - no discrete line. How can I create this effect?
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How do I symbolize by year, when date column has MM/DD/YYYY

I am trying to symbolize an SDE feature, so I can't add any new columns. The date column is formatted as MM/DD/YYYY. I would like to symbolize all 2015s as one symbol, 2016, 2017 as other unique ...
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Write raster with its attribute table and symbology

I am classifying lots of rasters and I'd like to automate the legend creation and symbology displaying for easy manipulation. Here is the kind of raster I'm dealing with: library(raster) r <- ...
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Marker Line Symbol with Character Marker Symbols gets grayed when published to map service

After publishing as Map Service character marker symbols become grayed even if their colour is black in definition. This odd behaviour happens in ArcMap 10.2.2 and ArcMap 10.3. Are there are any ...
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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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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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Problems with ApplySymbologyFromLayer

I'd like to use specific colors for my Unique Values. I tried creating another layer. choosing the colors that I want, and using the ApplySymbologyFromLayer. I also updated my new layer to make sure ...
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How do I programmatically access a feature's symbol property in a schematic layer?

I am building a simple app that changes the size of the symbol of the selected feature. Is this possible? Here is a simple case for a selected feature: public void onClick(){ IFeature spliceClosure ...
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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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Cause of ERROR 000732: Input Layer: Dataset plan does not exist or is not supported?

I have several mxds (located in C:\Project ) that have 250 layers each. All the layers as the same name- "plan" and they all in group layers like that (added picture for example): I try to change ...
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Is there something like QGIS` style option “data defined properties” in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Is there an option to do something like this in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop: http://shreshai.blogspot.co.at/2014/10/display-with-color-symbology-from-data.html I mean especially the part ...
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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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How can I create individual directional point symbols in MapInfo?

I have a point tab file where one of the attributes is a 0-360 direction. I want to create an arrow symbol for each point with the arrow pointing in the direction listed for that point in the table. ...
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ArcGIS python toolbox: GPFeatureLayer parameter “loses” symbology type

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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Rotating point by Angle in field using ArcMap?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop and I created the marker symbol in ArcMap. I added this symbol to end of the line. I want to add a line perpendicular to the axis of this symbol. I added the ...
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recognising “any date” in symbology?

Could anyone tell me how to select a date in the Symbology > Categories > Value field to express symbology for any cells that contain a date rather than having to add every date as a field to define ...
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How to change symbol size in QGIS map composer legend?

I need to set an identical size to several symbols inside a QGIS map composer legend. The 'Symbol' menu in the Legend properties allows to set a height and width but this has no effect on the size of ...
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Curved point-to-point “route maps”

I have recently been looking at airlines web pages that display their routes departing a certain city to all other cities they service. I would like to be able to create similar curved routes between ...
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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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Specifying alternate symbology for print vs screen

Is there a way to specify an alternate symbology for print output in ArcMap (as opposed to what is currently on-screen? I am thinking along the lines of the functionality offered by CSS. For ...
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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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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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draw Distributions Maps (double circles) in ArcGIS 10.1

How can I draw Distributions Maps (double circles) in ArcGIS 10.1 ? like this: This map drawn in CorelDraw,it is shows the number of schools and the number of students in each Province (the circle ...
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What are the rectangular black markers shown in the roads of Google maps?

I'm doing some image processing to quantify the connectivity of London's roads. I'm not a geographer or map-expert and I would like to know what are the black rectangular nodes/markers in this map. ...
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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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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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How to fix hatched symbol in polygons?

I want to create polygons which contain the hatch in this picture. Diagonals must intersect in the middle of squares. But when I change scale, the intersection moves. How can I fix the intersection? ...
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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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arcpy.mapping Graduated Colors Symbology

I'm trying to figure out how to apply graduated color symbology to a feature class by using arcpy.mapping in ArcMap 10.1. To start, a script runs and a feature class is added to a map document, no ...
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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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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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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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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 ...