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How can I create a map of both Californias? [closed]

I want to create a map of "UniCalifornia" which would show the U.S. state of California and Baja California combined into "One California." The end result should be an image file that does not show ...
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How to cartographically represent active faults, without using geological symbols

i would like to ask how to cartographically represent active faults, without using geological symbols. I dont want to make a geological map, thats why i dont use that kind of symbology. I dont have ...
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Open MOD10A2 snow cover map in ArcGis

How to open classified MOD10A2 snow cover map in ArcGis? I tried as follows: ArcMap layer>>select Properties>>Symbology>>classified. It says I don't have a valid histogram.
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Access Stamen tiles via https

To get rid of "Mixed content" warnings I'm trying to access stamen map tiles via https. For http the used url is: http://{s}.sm.mapstack.stamen.com/(toner-lite,$fff[difference],$fff[@23],$fff[hsl-...
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Using Dynamic Text to display layer credits

I'm looking for a way to update the 'layer credits' into a dynamic text box. I've found ways of using the map credits or data frame credits here but cant seem a way to get the information derived from ...
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Improve quality of exported maps

I would like to export an image from ArcMap to a text document. My problem is that, as you can see, my image does not show all the colors and the areas, because the geographic area is too big and ...
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Building pie chart map based on square shape, starting with land use soil shape in QGIS?

I'm a beginner and I usually use Qgis. I would build a map made by a pie chart pattern, as in the picture attached. The pie chart returns the values in percentage of the land use soil. I would like ...
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How google is getting its maps zoom to current extents automatically?

How google is getting its maps zoom to current extents where we have located eg: If i am get hyderabad kphp on google maps its directly redirects to hyderabad city extents while opening a map , if it ...
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Custom rotated polygon labels in ArcMap

Can the following be done in ArcMap? It should be formula based without manual formatting as performed by my predecessor (in MapInfo using a lot of manual steps) to get the following output. So ...
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Is there a way of labeling the number of points with the same coordinates?

After reading through the following question (which is kinda related but not quite what I need): How can I show points on the same coordinate as e.g. a bigger symbol in QGIS? I found out that there ...
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Adding heatmap legend to print composer in QGIS

I have created a heatmap from points layer's style property. However when I add a legend to the print composer I do not get anything in the legend except the layer name, how can I add the color ramp ...
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Put points on a projected world map

With the help from this post Lines on reprojected sp objects with Mollweide projection, I draw a world map using Mollweide projection. I also have some points with latitudes and longitudes, and I ...
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Produce Oblique Mercator Map

To avoid the possibility of opinions, let me rephrase the question. Which software packages are able to produce an Oblique Mercator map between any two arbitrary points, similar to what is offered in ...
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Customising QGIS Map Composer default output directory and file name suffix?

I am using QGIS for map making , I am adding multiple vector and raster layers and then finally for map making I am moving to the map composer. When I am exporting the map from Map composer , I want ...
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Set NaN values to Transparent in Matlab 'geoshow' function?

I am trying to plot rainfall values in MATLAB using geoshow function. NaN values should be transparent in the map. However, the plot I am getting comes with dark blue color for NaN values. I have ...
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R: Krovak projection in R - identical in ArcGIS, different in R?

I have two files: shapefile and raster, both in the same coordinate system in ArcGIS: EPSG 5514. Check information on projection in ArcGIS for raster: S-JTSK_Krovak_East_North WKID: 5514 Authority: ...
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Help with definition query [closed]

I have a layer of 5ft contour lines, and it includes a field called "Elevation" that has the elevation of that particular line in feet, (ex: 1555, 1560, 1565 etc.). I want to only show lines for every ...
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Suitable font size for road network for A0 -A1 print size QGIS

I need to print big paper maps, Im using QGIS to design my maps. But I would like to get advice on suitable front size for road names. With the map as big as A0 I can basically fit all text labels for ...
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How does one style the border to match the fill in QGIS?

In the past I have just manually matched the color of the border to the color of the fill, but this can be time consuming. I am wondering, is there any way to have the program automatically match ...
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north arrow outside map

I am plotting 5 maps using spplot having a 2*3 layout. The space not used for maps should contain cartographic features such as a north arrow. Could someone guid me in the right direction? I know how ...
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Is it possible to add subscripts or superscripts into a legend?

I have a population density map where I'm showing the amount of people per square kilometer. In order to make it more visually appealing I want to show something like: [any symbol here] - 2.00 - 5....
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Displaying quantitative data in choropleth legend?

I have always struggled to come up with a great solution to handle choropleth or any other quantitative interval or dataset classifications in a map legend where the numbers are sequential. For ...
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How to generate map image using OpenLayers?

I have a solution, which displays maps on a client using OpenLayers API. Now, I received a request to pre-generate the same maps as images on the server - so a standard web client shouldn't be ...
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Is it possible to create a round map frame in QGIS Map Composer to create circumpolar maps?

Does anybody know if it's possible to create a round map frame in QGIS Map Composer to create circumpolar maps?
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How to decrease the distance between legend's items in R?

I'm trying to create correct choropleth() map in R using GISTools package. I use choro.legend() to display my legend. However I can't create either correct legend placement, AND/OR I don't understand ...
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How to check my EPSG and units in R when it is not defined in proj4string?

After reading my .shp in R using readOGR(), I tried to figure out what is my EPSG and what are my units in my projections? when I tape my.shp = readOGR(dsn=setwd(dsn = dsn, my....
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Conditional styling in FME ChartGenerator

A vector data set represents different wilderness qualities of district areas (V, 1 and 2) and one human activity zone (N). Our cartography for the areas gives us the following map: I am using FME ...
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Plot tilted map in R

I would like to plot a tilted map, similar to the image below. I would prefer to do this using ggplot2 but I'm glad if there is a solution using base R. Any ideas on how to do this? Here is a dataset ...
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How to resize the Legend Item Wndow in Map Composer?

I am just wondering if there is any simple way (no messing with codes) to adjust this Legend Item Window in Map Composer. I am using QGIS 2.14 in windows 8. A much larger (taller) window would really ...
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How to get latitude and longitude of Point plotted on the map using mapbox

How can I retrieve longitude and latitude of Point plotted on map ? I am testing one website in which I need to verify longitude and latitude of Point plotted on the map. Map has been developed using ...
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Free Basemaps for use in Print Publication

I am looking for free-to-use simple maps that show just the largest cities, region names, country names etc. with a simple background. I need about 500 of these for the major cities/countries of the ...
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Guideline on how to reference units and intervals in the legend

I often use some kind of elevation data in my maps in form of grids and contours. I never really put much attention to how to properly specify units and intervals in the legend but now polishing my ...
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How to overlay a polyshape to faceted maps in r with ggplot?

So i am quite new to the use of r and ggplot to produce high quality output maps for publications. I have managed to create a faceted map from my data following the approach proposed here http://...
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Finding and loading global population density raster data into R?

I am using the Bioclim dataset for a maxent project right now, but I want to add demographic predictors along with climatic ones. I have the 19 layer raster data from Bioclim and I'm hoping to use the ...
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ESRI Story Maps | Usage in large-scale maps/plans

If there´s a possibility to adjust the scale of the basemap to plan-like maps. Thing is, that i´ve got a map/plan of a greenhouse and i wanna make a "guide" through this greenhouse to show some rare ...
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How to match symbology between two layers

I have two point layers: one shows the number of people in a county, the other shows the number of people who receive a particular service in that county. I am symbolizing them both as "proportional ...
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How to visualize point accuracy with buffers in QGIS?

I have a CSV file that contains 3 columns - Lat, Long, and Accuracy. The Lat and Long fields contain point data in decimal format. The Accuracy fields contain a numeric values that indicate the ...
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How to control layer visibility in the Map Composer Overview map? [duplicate]

I wonder if it is possible to choose which layers would be visible in the Overview Map loaded in the Map Composer. Note that this is already possible for the Overview Panel in the QGIS Desktop: for ...
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Loading USGS 1:24,000 quads into Garmin GPS-receiver — how to convert to a kmz Garmin understands?

I have downloaded USGS 1:24,000 topos (the classic one, not the useless US Topo) from the USGS Map Locator & Downloader. How can I load those into my Garmin GPSmap? Following advice at this ...
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Group and align icons in QGIS atlas

I am making an atlas of protected areas using QGIS. I am using version 2.12, but this question will probably also apply to version 2.14 as well. Several points of interest (poi) objects are presented ...
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How to make a fixed block of text in cartodb instead of infowindows?

I started to use CartoDB today for a school project, it is here : https://elenab.cartodb.com/viz/3c08e76a-ec4a-11e5-8d14-0ecfd53eb7d3/public_map But what I would like to do is to have a block of text ...
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from/to ellipsode to/from cartesian conversion

i am trying to convert from/to ellipsoidal coordinates (lat,lng,alt) to/from cartesian(x,y,z) i wrote the below code to do the conversion, but given the initial values of the gpsLat and gpsLng i ...
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Custom labels - aligned to rectangular objects, in a specific position and with multiple attributes using Mapinfo?

Can the following be done in Mapinfo? It should be formula based without manual formatting as performed by my predecessor to get the following output. So Grave_No on right parallel to the y axis ...
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Custom labeling with same angle as rectangular object and specific position using QGIS?

Can the following be done in QGIS? It should be formula based without manual formatting as performed by my predecessor to get the following output. So Grave_No on right parallel to the y axis of ...
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D3.js geojson rendering problem

Step 1 I have install mapshaper in my machine and browse all those required file along .shp, .shx and .dbf file . Step 2 : I am able to see required shape of this particular district in mapshaper ...
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ESRI ArcMap Legend Formatting

Is there a way in ArcMap Legend Properties to make the legend above look like the picture below?
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Inserting scale bar in ENVI without resolution loss

I am currently using ENVI version 5.3.1 and am trying to insert a scale bar to the image, in addition to the north arrow already provided by default. I have tried searching on how to do this with most ...
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Looking for a Map View App like Sky View that will give me POV of landmarks

I am trying to find an app that will allow me to mark locations on a map, then switch to a camera view mode and show those landmarks. For example, if you notated several mountaintops on the map, ...
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How to Add modify feature into my webmap script?

I am using OpenLayers. I have a web portal with all the option. How can I add the modify feature into it?
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Formula for Nicolosi Globular Projection

What is the formula for the Nicolosi Globular projection? In other words, what is the function that maps the coordinate (φ, λ) on the sphere to the coordinate (x, y) on the plane? You can assume ...