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

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Automatically style raster using unique values in QGIS?

In ArcMap, it is possible to automatically calculate the unique values for a raster and then apply a different style to each unique value (see 1st image). However, in QGIS, I have to manually add ...
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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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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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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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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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Changing colours in SVG symbol using QGIS?

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen), and I have imported a traffic cone symbol in SVG format to represent some of my data. I was wondering if it was possible to change the color of this symbol ...
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QGIS crashes when selecting symbols

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen). I can open it no problem and load shapefiles correctly. However, when I go in the file properties and select "style"/ "unique symbols", the system crashes and ...
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Symbology Representations in QGIS

Is there a way to create and apply non-destructive symbology to features in QGIS? In ArcGIS, you can create 'representations' of a feature classes symbology, which allows you to make independent ...
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Possible to create AutoCAD-like grading lines in ArcMap?

I often need to show grading for roads and ditches. This is what the map readers require and what the standard symbology for grading is. These 3D lines can be easily created in AutoCAD civil 3d and ...
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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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Rotating charts in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have just drawn a set of bar charts over a layer in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. How can I manage rotate the charts keeping my dataframe with the same rotation? The options offered in Symbology ...
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Changing QGIS Symbology

I'm trying to change the symbol from 'marker' to 'fill' in layer properties. Is it possible to change that so I can fill the entire property instead of having points for each property?
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How to set style for features within atlas feature

I have a vector layer with property parcels, and another vector layer separating them into regions. I have the regions layer controlling an atlas. I would like to have only the parcels within the ...
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How to show draw effects in legend in QGIS

I have edited the features on my map using the draw effects tool (colourize, glow etc). However, in Print Composer, the legend shows these feature symbols in their original form. How can I get them to ...
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How to rotate symbols in QGIS

I have a vector symbol that I am using rule based style with. In the Rule properties tab I click on the SVG marker and change the "rotation" which is a field I have made to handle to the rotation ...
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Graduated symbol class error from QGIS?

For QGIS 2.10.1 Pisa, Win8 I am attempting to plot my data (about 50 points, imported csv, converted to shape file); as graduated by size, divided by natural breaks, 8 classes, link class ...
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TOC layer symbol changed EVENTS in ArcMap

I want to do something when user changes one of TOC layer's symbol. I am using .NET in arcMap 10.0 . How can it possible with arcobjects ? Please , help. Specially I want to know, Is there any events ...
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QGIS Nautical Chart Symbols for sector lights

This is I know going to be of limited interest to many of you but I teach navigation and I am working on producing test questions and charts for assessing learners knowledge. My problem is solvable ...
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Exporting map containing raster layer with vector field symbology ends up with partially rendered symbology from ArcMap?

After exporting a map in ArcMap (ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop) which contains several raster and vector layers including one raster layer resembling flow direction of ice, the output file (tried JPG, PNG ...
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Graduated symbols not appearing for all polygons

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2.2. Trying to map some city populations using graduated symbols. Should be simple, but while most of the polygons are being assigned symbols, some aren't. For example, in the ...
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How to change the symbology of selected features in QGIS

In QGIS selected features are normally highlighted in a different color to draw user’s attention on the selection. The default color can be changed programmatically. As a nice to have my standalone ...
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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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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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ArcGIS Model Builder - Loading Tab Reader Parameter

In our office, we got a large set of MapInfo TAB files, and are planning to migrate those data to ArcGIS GDB with the same symbology available in the TAB file. On a individual TAB file to GDB, we can ...
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Creating symbology by category in python?

I'm trying to create a python script that creates color-coded symbology by county for multiple maps with different data. I've never created a layer file for the purposes of symbology before, but I ...
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Saving/Loading QGIS style .qml and avoid specified symbology

Is it possible to save QGIS styles without the symbology style? This may seem like a strange question, but I am trying to automatically set the ValueMap widget under layer properties via a plugin for ...
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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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What is the advantage to using a representation vs a layer file?

I understand that the representation stores the symbology inside of the geodatabase. It creates it's own field for a RuleID. I made a layer file that had 'unique values and many fields' and chose ...
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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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Is there a way to set different levels of transparency (opacity) for a polygon's border and its interior?

I have some polygons which I'd like to display with their interior displayed at a higher transparency than their borders. Right now, I am doing it by creating two separate layers with the same data ...
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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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Why do my font choices not appear when setting symbology in ArcGIS

I have noticed this, it seems to be a bug. I will set the typeface for the symbology for one legend/feature class, but as soon as I want to apply it to another feature class the font grays out or is ...
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Road Symbology Issues

I have preparing road symbology using Arcmap 10.1 version. When I was prepared attribute based symbology as a layer shown on symbols were overlapped. I have attached an example image to show the ...
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How to programmatically change an SVG symbol in the Vector Layer?

I'm trying to change the symbol used in a layer via Python. I've been able to tunnel through a vector layer to the symbol layer, but I don't know how to change the symbol it's using. I'd like to ...
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AxSymbologyControl via WindowsFormsHost in WPF (ArcMap Add In Project)

I need a way to offer the user a choice of color ramps for the ClassBreaksRenderer. I came across the AxSymbologyControl which was designed for WinForms. I tried also ESRIs (WinForms) example project ...
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Symbology levels are ignored in ArcGIS 10

I have a problem migrating from a ArgGIS 9.3 to a 10 geodatabase (both sde and file gdb). The symbology levels stored in the 9.3 database are not transferred. When migrated to ArcGIS 10.0, ...
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Symbol Level in ArcGIS 9: 'Broken' look of symbols, how to resolve

I am using symbol levels in ArcMap to style roads so that I have a banded feel. My problem is that at intersections and sharp turns, the cartography gives a broken effect in the road. How can this be ...
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Symbolizing Layers from a PostGIS Database to many Client Computers

I was hoping someone could help with a symbolizing issue. I have a PostGIS database on a server with a number of layers. The layers of a series of polygons, lines and points that all share the same ...
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Recalculate Quantile Breakpoints in CalculateField_management loop?

I have a program that iteratively replaces a temp field where I choose a certain symbology (color ramp and quantile color break methodology) with a few other fields from a join. The program works in ...
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Implementing custom IRenderer for ArcGis 10.0/WPF

EDIT: Updates in the bottom As a followup to my earlier question, I'm trying to implement custom symbol rendering for my WPF/ArcGIS application. I'm accessing layers that have been published on the ...
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Arcpy ApplySymbologyFromLayer color problems with extent

I am batch automating PDF maps with many overlapping layers and many different symbology colors. When the map is zoomed far out- two of the layers, lets call it line1 (the only blue layer) and line2 ...
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QGIS individual symbol rotation

I've digitised some symbols in QGIS (2.14.1) as a new Shapefile point layer. I want the symbols to be rotated to different angles. I've worked out that I can have a data defined rotation field in my ...
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setting a PictureFillSymbol via ArcObjects not wanted/allowed?

Have a problem in setting a PictureFillSymbol in polygon-layer-properties via ArcObjects. I just create the Bitmap not from file, it is "painted" in runtime. After loading the layer and setting the ...
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Creating/modifying arrowhead symbology to create a 'pie' style symbol around a point

I have a point dataset that has 18 (2 categories of 9) variables that need to be symbolized. We want to symbolize each variable using an arrowhead symbol or some kind of triangular symbol that, by ...
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Symbols changed in conversion from QGIS to Webmap

When I convert a map in QGIS to a webmap, the symbols are changed--the size is ok, but all the specific symbols-- stars, diamonds, etc.--are converted to circles. Does anyone have suggestions on how I ...
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Can I transfer catagorised symbol groupings to to an attribute?

I have a layer file in ArcGIS 10.2 that symbolizes some points by category. 100s of different values in the value field have been grouped down to about 20 symbols. Unfortunately the data I want is ...
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Create symbology for new layer using Python (arcpy.mapping)

I have some ArcMap addin that creates new layer and add it into table of content. I need to set up a symbology for the newly created layer based on the attribute table (three differnet values > three ...
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Can GML contain symbology?

I know that KML can contain symbology in it. I understand that GML is the open version of it. Can GML contain symbology too?
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Why is my large DDP document losing symbology in later pages of PDF export?

The map document is 77 pages long and it seems that later pages are losing some symbols for features. The scale isn't changing, so it is not an issue of scale based displays. Any thoughts?
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Arrows with direction and proportional to attribute

my data looks like this: > main end.station start.staion Freq end.latitude end.longitude end.station 1 359 519 929 40.75510 -73.97499 E 47 St &\nPark Av 2 ...