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A few suggestions: Add a thin white border to your inset map, to separate it from the main map. In your example, the thin black line doesn't do enough to differentiate the inset from the main map: When adding leader lines from the inset map to the inset frame (which shows the extents of the inset map on the main map), do it in Layout view and make ...


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You can do it in QGIS using symbol transparency, feature blending mode and symbol color. Notice the difference between Layer Transparency and blending mode(that will be applied to all features) and the symbol transparency and feature blending mode that will stack with other features in the same layer. All seetings are available in Layers Properties > ...


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I like keeping them simple in regards to the outline and leader line. Below are two examples of Key Maps, though not Insets they show two things that can be done to enhance the readability of yours. 1) In yours, you have two leaders (which would look better if attached to the corners), try to reduce them to one: The red square is the extent indicator for ...


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not sure if the users are IOS or Android but maybe the list/interface icon it would go nicely with what the user is used to seeing in other apps, unless of course its already being used for something else.


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I think the work of Ian McHarg (a landscape architect) is still relevant. Design with Nature was a major influence on development of GIS. Edit: Also, the GeoDesign Summit (which starts tomorrow in Redlands) might result in some on-line resources. Several of the presenters are Landscape Architects.


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I'd say it should look something like this: https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/64438/legend_icon#size=32


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You're probably looking for Google Styled Maps. (docs)


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The attached cartouche is a favorites because the native vegetation really adds another dimension to the map. The following link is a tremendous resource for examples of historic cartouches and should help you in your extremely interesting work. Best of luck! Examples of historic cartouches


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I would think the first step is "What questions are we trying to answer?"


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100K is short for 100 thousand (kilo) and is used as shorthand for a scale of 1:100,000. This can be extrapolated to the other examples. For completeness 8GK appears to stand for Pulkovo 1942 / Gauss-Kruger zone 8.


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Beyond the technical elements, another thing that you might consider is the people aspect of a GIS. It's important to have people trained in how to process the data, and how to interpret the results that you get. Otherwise, you just have a bunch of data.


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Buffering bottleneck When using ST_Buffer you can reduce the complexity of the resulting shape by adding a lower num_seg_quarter_circle option. This should reduce the amount of processing when buffering, and in subsequent operations. From the PostGIS documentation: Generally in PostGIS you will get better performance if you run queries against ...


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Here is an extended solution for the problem of automagically labelling a polygon with the area as it is created. In the labelling dialog, use the Expression Based Labelling Engine (credit to Nathan) to implement this line "Field ID" || '\n' || toint( $area / 10000) || ' ha' The layer has a UTM (metres) CRS and so calculates the hectares on the fly. ...


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I have a good example of the use of GIS in Landscape Architecture, namely for urban green areas. If you colect, say by remote sensing, the locations of trees inside urban areas, also called ornamental trees, and you add alfanumerical information to each one, by field survey, all this inside a GIS environment, you have a powerfull tool to manage, project and ...


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There are some studies on the use of eye-movement tracking. The principle is to capture what the user exactly reads and to analyse the result. See the popeye and animeye projects for more information.


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I would suggest a combination of programs. Your existing data is most likely in either shapefiles or autocad files so you can use those as a base. One option is to export those files to an Adobe Illustrator file (AI) which is then used to create good looking graphics. For the effect on the buildings, use 'drop shadow' in AI; it works great.


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You may look at data driven pages. The default use is to have a dataframe with the "inset" and an overview frame smaller on the page. But there would be nothing keeping you from setting up the overview frame as a large map With the pages as each inset you want highlighted, and then put the inset frame on top or next to the overview frame. Did that help? You ...


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A quick Google search turns up some interesting finds: Landscape Architecture and Evolving GIS The Landscape Architecture Data Model - A Case Study in GIS Data Modeling And as always, look through the references, as they can always lead to even better finds.


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I'm not sure for the first example, but the second one is an image of the line density (a raster data created based on a kernel that produces an weighted sum of the lines in a neighborhood). in practice, you can do it with arcgis line density (spatial analyst) and you will find open source hints here EDIT: the first example was thus well lines with a ...


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Many LA's still see GIS as a Planning tool versus a Landscape Architecture/Design tool. I have worked with quite a few that just have not found the traditional set of GIS tools to meet the same quality or capabilities as a large sheet of paper and pencils or markers.Many will use a CAD system that supports not only the design but also creation of ...


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I like the simple cartouche example you provided because I am from the Yukon. This may not be the answer you're looking for. However, it seems to me like you already have your answer. The cartocuche you want is to be reflective of your audience. It will contain relevant info for the specific content of the map as well as graphics designed that represent the ...


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I actually worked on that and I used QGIS, GRASS and geotools + opencarto java library to achieve my goal. I can give you the main steps : From academic literature, it seems the smallest MBR is the best method to find the building main orientation (important to know to calculate the solar panel yield). First of all you will need to compute the main ...


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Automatically calculating fields have been discussed on the QGIS mailing list a few months back. They are definitely on the wish list. I don't think anyone is currently working on this feature though. For now, you can use database views to achieve something similar, as Devdatta suggested. Spatialite or PostGIS will do just fine.


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You could have your data in a PostGIS database, and then create a View containing the data from your table, along with a virtual auto-populated field. Another option is to have triggers on the table, which inserts this field on inserts.


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One well known one is Portland TriMet - with out more detail of what you are looking for it's hard to suggest things.


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Not thinking at all about architecture, for all Web mapping applications, you want to do as much of the processing ahead of time. This means that if you can, buffers should be pre-computed, all of your data should be in the output SRS, etc. Obviously, some data and calculations need to be dynamic. I suggest that beyond Python, you look at MapServer and ...


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You can use Openlayers to get Apple Map tiles http://www.refnum.com/tmp/apple.html But check the terms and conditions first.


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What ever we want we can make a layout setting. I have attached an example an hierarchy based zooming using cartographic technique.


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You can also do this in Tilemill using the following: line-comp-op: plus;


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Generally speaking, your first step will be to create lines between the origin and destinations. They can be simple straight lines, follow routes, or be representative curved lines - it all depends on how you want the map to look and the legibility of your mapped data. The next step is to get your passenger counts as attributes of the lines you create. ...



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