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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 create a value-by-alpha map in Java?

Someone has post similar question as mine before : similar question But my objective is slightly different. I have a shape file (.shp) (a country map) I would like to write a piece of java code to ...
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Why aren't my CartoDB map layers loading?

We have built our own instance of CartoDB on our servers, setup production environtment successfully. We can upload shape files, table and map view works great. When we trying to create ...
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How to use cartodb.js with API key for privacy of data

I would like to use cartodb.js in my web page reproduce a visualization that I created at CartoDB. But I want to keep private my visualization and data at CartoDB (and I am going to secure my web ...
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Is it possible to move a visualization to another table?

Is it possible to move a visualization to another table? e.g. when merging two tables, it creates a 3rd. OR to completely replace a table and maintain the viz?? I don't want to lose the original ...
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Zoom level lost in public visualization?

I've got a visualization made where in the back-end it looks great. zoom level = 5. Then any method of publishing sets the zoom level to 3. Can this be forced to remain 5? strangely, this other ...
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Extracting area with a range of lat long?

Is there any online tool to extract a certain area with a range of lat long? I'd like to overlay some locations on a map. To do so, I need a map whose range is specified so that I can determine the ...
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Laz LiDAR files display extremely long thin line of points

I am having difficulty properly visualizing aerial LIDAR data from the csc.noaa.gov source. Taking any of the .laz files, the point cloud displays as an extremely long thin line of points. Zoomed in, ...
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Help me to visualize polygon and point data [closed]

As part of pilot project, we have collected basic/rudimentary Household survey in one district. We have both Polygon and point data.Attributes of the database include, No of people living in the ...
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What is the best way to display point data (with standard deviation) using QGIS/SAGA/Manifold? [closed]

I would like to display point data values (indicating biomass at a point) but also to show the standard deviation value for each point. What would be the best method to do this in QGIS (I'm a basic ...
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Display Dolfin XML in Web Browser?

I got a mesh as Dolfin XML and would like to know if there is anybody that had some experiences with the web visualisation of it. Is it possible to convert in X3D?
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How to recreate past landscapes on ArcGIS 10.1? [closed]

I am trying to recreate the landscape as it may have been around 4000 BC. I have an idea about what tree species existed in particular regions of Scotland (by reading pollen studies). Now I need to ...
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Viewing LiDAR data from web browser?

I am looking to host lidar data on my own server and give clients the ability to view that data through a web browser as a 3D point cloud (file would be in .las format or equivalent), possibly with ...
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QGIS rule-based point style responding to number of co-located objects? [duplicate]

I am mapping the geolocated location information for 5.5k Twitter profiles as point data. Many of them have the same location ie "London, UK" meaning that they return identical coordinates. On the map ...
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Shapefile wrong visualization [closed]

Just passed from 1.8 to 2.0.1. Opening a previous format project, some layers are visualized only at [each time] different scale; visualized at 1:313593 only if "zoomed at layer extension", otherwise ...
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Editor to work on GML files

I am looking for a good way to work on GML files and would appreciate some personal experience. At the moment I am using nXML or SGML mode for Emacs but I wouldnt mind having an IDE/Emacs mode/... ...
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Linux Tool to visualize CityGML file

I am looking for a linux program that allows me to visualize CityGML models (3D). I have tried a whole bunch so far (most of them via wine but also native ones) but I couldn't get a single one of them ...
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data frame visibility - on/off like layers in arcgis 10

I have two or more data frames in the table of contents area. Is there a way for changing data frame visibility in layout view of arcgis 10? I mean, similar to layers having option of on/off. I have ...
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Developing visualization on zip code level data

I'm trying to use the zip code data from the census (any year that works). I have 5-digit zip code data that I need to match up to a map/shape file. The problem is that the zip code tabulation files ...
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Is it possible to display two categorical symbolizes for two different attributes in one layer alongside each other in ArcMAP 10.1?

I have a road layer that I would like to display attribute_1 = "speed" on top of the line segment and attribute_2 = "traffic_volume" below the line segment. For each attribute I would like to setup ...
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Visualise data belonging to an area

I am looking for a way in QGIS (1.8.0) to visualise data, which is related to an area (polygon on a shape file). There are no x-y-coordinates with the data, just the info of the belonging area, means ...
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Why does my zoomToExtent zoom to 0,0?

In this map I have added a line of code to make it zoom to the vector layer: map.zoomToExtent(vector_Layer.getDataExtent()); This zooms in to the maximum zoom at the point in the Gulf of Guinea ...
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How to visualise “distance from amenities”?

I'm interested in calculating for every point the distance to the nearest amenity of each of a certain number of types (train station, supermarket and so on). I think the calculation will be ...
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How to visualize fuzzy/approximate locations

I need to visualize a mixture of accurate and fuzzy/approximate locations on a web map. The user should be able to instantly recognize approximate locations from the marker used. Are there any best ...
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How to create a visualisation of the world's aeronautical flight paths?

I am a sculptor making a world globe art project, and I need a still image of the whole world’s actual air traffic routes to use as reference material. To be clear, I’m not looking for the ‘air ...
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Visualize given temperatures on image/map/plane

I am looking for a way to visualize some data of the form : latitude longitude temperature as image(s). Have many of these 3-tuple lines uniformly distributed on a region. Ultimately, I am looking ...
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What special property do mathematical functions and physical surfaces have that is appropriate for the case of surface plot?

In the definition of surface plots in my book, (An introduction to data mining, chapter 3) it is said that: Surface plots are often used to describe mathematical functions or physical surfaces ...
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Simple thematic mapping of shapefile using Python?

I wish to visualize geographical data in Python, without using ArcGIS/ArcPy, and make a map. On the internet I found how to make a thematic map using Python: Here is some code that I tried: ...
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How can a 3D model of a building be displayed in a web-browser?

I would like to try to show a proposed building in a web-browser such that the user can interact with it in a way similar to google maps streetview. Is it possible to do this, in any platform? I can ...
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Flow mapping visualization using a road layer

I am trying to illustrate travel using a flow map on a road layer. My data is: city of origin destination number of travelers I would like to use a polygon city layer (or point) and a road layer, ...
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How to design class breaks for a time series of choropleth maps?

I'm working with a time series of choropleth maps showing the same indicator for the same administrative boundaries, but spanning period of nine years. What would be the most appropriate strategy of ...
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3D tool for a visual analysis

Given a 3D mesh I need to visualize and analyze properties and elements generated from the object such as: tensors coplanar/similar elements ( coplanar faces, aligned vertices, etc etc, 3D geometry ...
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Why can't I load more than 12 elevation files into NVIZ?

I have a large set of rasters in a GRASS mapset, which I would like to use as frames in an animation, visualizing the raster data as elevation. NVIZ is an obvious tool for this, but I'm having trouble ...
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ArcScene 10.1 Orthophoto Visualization Issue

I am attempting to visualize an orthophoto in ArcScene 10.1 at the same resolution it is at in ArcDesktop 10.1. I have set the "Quality enhancement for raster images" to it's highest extent. But, the ...
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How to drape a simple jpeg image over dem of some area?

How can we drape a simple jpeg image which doesnot have any geo referencing information over the digital elevation model in order to visualize it in 3D in QGIS?
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How do I visualize a time and space sequence of events in ArcGIS?

I would like to visualize this scenario: I have 5 weather stations. I would like to present a sequence of rainfall events for them. For example, rain was starts at station 2 at 6:09 and then went to ...
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Is it possible to use symbols instead of colours to visualise raster cell values?

I have a raster image (GeoTIFF) with integer values. I know how to visualise raster values in QGIS using colormaps or similar, but I would like to assign symbols to each colour value instead - just ...
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Fast data representation on the vector layers

I have found an interesting article about how HTML5 supports representation on large datasets. Article can be found here. In the article it is said that HTML5 and feature simplification can ...
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Building cartograms using Web GIS?

I would like to build a cartogram map using Web GIS. I have a basemap and a set of raw data in excel. I wondered what are the steps to build up a cartogram map using Web GIS? Note: Originally ...
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automate color palette generation?

I frequently am in need of color gradients that aren't readily available through ArcGIS or the ColorBrewer add-in. I find the process of manually creating gradients in Arc very tedious: saved custom ...
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What are the guidelines for the use of non-contiguous cartograms?

The non-contiguous cartogram seems to solve a lot of the area distortions seen with traditional cartograms, while preserving the ability to identify areas by their shape lost with Dorling or Demers ...
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How to present three spatial variables in one map? [closed]

I want to assign 3 category of variables in a single map. In other words, I have to produce a cartographic visualization of the damage including a legend listing: damaged surface area in the ...
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Where can I get US snowfall data with day resolution?

I need to visualize the snowfall in the USA for a given time period and city. So you could pick a given day and get a heatmap showing the amount of snowfall at each place in the USA on that day. ...
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How to improve cartographic visualization of overlapping polygons?

I need some advice about how to improve the visualization of cartographic information. User can select different species and the webmapping app shows its geographical distribution (polygonal degree ...
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High quality public transport trip planner examples? Trip visualization examples?

Do you know high-quality online public transport route/trip planners? I'm looking for sites with recognized usability, most carrier-owned planners are bad or very bad from Human-Computer Interaction ...
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How to properly Drape vectors over a DEM?

I have a DEM of my study area, and the streams in it. Whenever I add both to ArcScene, and drape the vectors over the DEM, some of the vectors disappear from over the surface, and are visible under ...
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How to speed up the process of vector data visualization for a web application

I have a GIS web application and vector data that is going from the model to the web application. For developing the User Interface I am using JavaScript and OpenLayers. But sometimes the amount of ...
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Visualisation using simple plotting routines or advanced GIS packages?

When I have geographic data to be displayed, I usually use a plotting library to visualise the data, for example, combining matplotlib and basemap, or using the Matlab Mapping toolbox. For example, I ...
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GIS mapping software for visualizing and publishing maps [closed]

Currently I am writing my Bachelor thesis and for testing purposes I need software where I can visualize and publish maps and put vector data (point, line, polygon) on them. Can anybody recommend such ...
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Limit Zooming Geometry Features in OpenLayers

I draw flag feature on my map as follows: myVectorLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Flag Geometry", { renderers: renderer, isBaseLayer: true, projection: new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:900913"), ...