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Using artistic and scientific principles for creating maps and graphically representing geographic areas

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What page size to insert a map into a report?

50% of my job is creating map figures in ArcGIS, most of which end up being inserted in Word documents. We use A4 MXD templates, but the maps end up much smaller when inserted into a report. So it ...
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Setting leader line properties of annotation feature classes

How does one go about setting leader line properties with an annotation feature class? When I reduce the size of the font of the annotation, the leader line stays the same size, so currently I have ...
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Blending features in QGIS: Approximating road edges for map render

I'm having trouble getting the right render for the tertiary roads and service roads look in my map render. I'm trying to get road edges like in the old USGS topo maps: Notice how the road interior ...
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Basemap disappears when exporting image from 'Layout Manager' in QGIS

As said in the title, when I export my map image from 'Layout Manager' in QGIS as a PNG or PDF, the basemap disappears for some reason, as seen here: There should be a map with some survey transects ...
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How to create a built-Up area from multiple polygons?

I have been struggling over the last few days to emulate an old American map for a city. I have a shapefile for the buildings of the city, but since they are almost few hundreds, I was trying to ...
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Curved arrows in QGIS using geometry generator

I use QgGIS 3.10 and this tutorial https://anitagraser.com/2019/05/04/flow-maps-in-qgis-no-plugins-needed/. I am able to create lines of varying thickness and color depending on the weight of the ...
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Create 3x3 “square legend” using QGIS

Is it possible to create this type of "square legend" in QGIS? It is the first time that I see this type of legend and I really liked it. Source: https://twitter.com/Caroline_OF_B/status/...
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Recreating this cartographic style in ArcMap

I am trying to recreate this symbology as shown in the image below. I came across this image on ESRI's service area analysis help page. From my previous experience and intuition, I can say that ...
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Anti-aliasing in Carto markers makes them look “fuzzy”

Can you sharpen up the points in a Carto map so they have a less "fuzzy" aesthetic? Here's what I've tried so far, and what I've learned: First of all, I think this issue is about anti-aliasing. I ...
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R cartography package colored pencil - Get Pencil Layer problem

I'm trying the R cartography package. Had to work to find a US state shapefile that would like to work with the cartography stuff - many seemed too big, etc.. I seemed to get everything going well, ...
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I have a very large feature class I would like to symbolize for a basemap, but having issues with performance

Im using ArcMap 10.5 to make an ArcReader map viewer for my office. For the basemap, im using data sourced from an Open Street Map data extract. I would like to display buildings polygons as just ...
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How to simplify and generalise global data for cartography?

I have a TIFF that shows biodiversity and I want to create a nicely looking cartography output. The data look like this If you can observe there are a lot of 'dots' and things can get a bit messy ...
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Designing Borders with QGIS

My task is to reproduce a map of a specific place. The problem are the borders which I can´t reproduce in QGIS. The attached picture shows the line. It looks like a polygon filled with slashes. ...
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Making curved stroke shape of polygon

I have a lot of polygons representing Forest land use type. Is it possible to style these polygons in such a way like on this picture? Example polygon I have now: So the polygon doesn't have edges, ...
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What typeface is used for County Boroughs on OS 6" to Mile Maps?

I came across this wonderful typeface on an OS 6" to Mile map (from National Library of Scotland): By perusing the Characteristics Sheet it looks like it is representing a county borough (or country ...
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Thematic map made in QGIS [closed]

I made a thematic map of carbon stock in Russian Federation in 2017 year. I am not a cartographer and geographer at all. What should I do with this map to make it more professional? Could you send ...
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Label or font colors on an imagery background examples

I have been in searching of a website that was done by somebody from ESRI that wrote about...if I remember right...it was in either on the ArcGIS Mapping Center or in the ESRI Technical support ...
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Seeking comprehensive information on how to create beautiful and artistic cartography? [closed]

In many circumstances I experienced how powerful maps can be because a key decision maker just enjoys looking at a beautiful representation of facts instead of reading 10 pages of text. I have a ...
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Generate concentric polygons using Turf

I'm interested in trying to reproduce this kind of cartography in a Mapbox/Turf/vector tile stack: I would start with the polygon for the lake edge, and generate a series of concentric polygons ...
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How to use a regression equation to create a map in QGIS?

I have been working on creating an exposure map based on measures taken at fixed points. I want to extrapolate the results to a grid to get an exposure map (air pollution data) for a region based on ...
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Masking layers by a vector polygon layer in QGIS

I have a vector layer of buildings: and a polygon layer coloured by some quantity: and I want to mask one by the other to produce this: This can be done by setting the blend mode to "Multiply" with ...
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Creating Bivariate choropleth map a.k.a. Relationship map in QGIS [duplicate]

There is one polygon layer with the number of "immigrants" and "emigrants" respectively. I want to visualize those two values together. Diagram with both normalized values is not an option because the ...
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Adjusting flow map styles in QGIS 2

In one project, I am trying to adopt marvellous styles for flow maps created by @underdark. At this moment I have the following output Shapefile was created with the usage of Flow maps (Oursins) ...
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Choosing method for labeling graduated data that is space efficient? [closed]

Could someone recommend the best standard approach to labeling graduated data ranges? I was thinking of the following but would like to know if this is industry standard: Less than 0 >0 - 100 &...
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Issue with QGIS 3.4.4 Atlas legend not showing all map items

I have a layer within my project that has been filtered to show the associated point with the associated Atlas feature: But when in composer view and there are both point types within an Atlas ...
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Linearized map of rivers - what is this called? [closed]

I am looking for a "linearized overview" map (as in the figure below) of the Brahmaputra river. I don't know the exact name of this type of map. Do you have any suggestion on what I should look for, ...
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Citing data on map layout?

I am working on a thematic site map for a scientific study. In addition to my own data that will be displayed on the map, I have included reference data from U.S. federal agencies (e.g. National ...
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Plot only the borders of the states excluding the national boundary

Is there a way I can just plot the boundaries if the states excluding the national boundary of the US? I have both nation as well as state shape files from the census data. I would preferably like to ...
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Mapping coastline geometry with SRTM raster?

Working on a map that includes a bathymetry layer, SRTM data for hillshade, and an accurate coastline boundary edge. I noticed though that the pixel resolution of SRTM 90m resolution creates visible ...
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Is it poor form to rotate Albers US state projections if you're only viewing a single state?

We are using the Albers US map in a project with Alaska and Hawaii shown as well. The project allows users to zoom into a state and only see that state for more detail related to the data we have. ...
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Name multiple authors on a map [closed]

Is it: Authors: John Doe, Jane Doe or Author: John Doe, Jane Doe. It is a small difference, but I wondered how to do it correctly.
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Italic fonts in QGIS 3.4

How can I apply italic fonts for labels and print composer in QGIS 3.4? The option seems to be disabled.
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What do you call a map that shows the closest distance to a set of points?

This is one of those hard problems to Google since I don't know the right words to Google! I have a list of 6,000 retail locations in the US, and I want to know, for any given point, how far away one ...
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Ways to halo map text over a varying background? [closed]

I am ambivalent with using a halo effect. I am currently working on a small scale map of Africa showing the different types of vegetation and there are some crowded areas. In terms of consistency, ...
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How to export a map in lower size (11*17 inch) with all the parameters set up for higher map size but still looking good?

I am working with ESRI ArcMap (10.2) and have set up a map page size for 40*60 inch. I created a pdf and printed, it looks good. Next I printed with lower size 11*17 but the place labels does not ...
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Leaflet - map.fitBounds() / map.getBoundsZoom() BROKEN after resizing map?

https://jsfiddle.net/MaxHeadroom/s6h40xrn/ If you resize the map size, the zoom level should be adapted to always show the orange rectangle at maximum possible size. But fitBounds seems to be broken ...
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Get QgsLayoutItemMap from existing QPT Layout

I created a QPT model with a map inside QGIS. The problem is when I try to select the map under pyQGIS : qpt = QDomDocument() qpt.setContent(content) layout = QgsLayout(QgsProject().instance()) ...
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Creating climate maps in QGIS? [closed]

I have millions of points having temperature and humidity information covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). How can I create animated heatmaps/hotspot maps of change over time? The data ...
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CARTO Mobile SDK.UWP (C#) Get always get current map's south-west MapPos and north-east MapPos

How can I always get the current map's south-west MapPos and north-east MapPos when I zoom in/zoom out the map or drag the map? I want to create a dynamic bounding box for Carto Map.
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Create a path in mapping software and export as vector?

Is it possible to map a route in any mapping software (OpenStreetMaps, Google Maps/Earth, QGIS, etc. preferably Open Source or free) and export this route as a vector (PDF, AI, SVG etc.)? I'm only ...
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Map Projection invented by woman

Is there any map projection of the earth that has been invented by a woman? Context: I am starting a math outreach program and one of the activities I am proposing involves playing with different ...
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MapBox GL JS - Markers or Layers

Ok. I've a server which send me a geojson data, according to the specifications. I'm using mapbox gl js, and not sure what type of method to choose: 1) creating a layer with geojson properties of ...
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Cartographic generalization: Dissolve “neighbour” / bordering polygon objects in QGIS

I have a polygon layer with buildings for the area of the whole city. My question is how to dissolve/aggregate/merge only those buildings, that are "neighbours", in a sense that they share at least ...
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Can QGIS produce a Stage Storage Plan?

I work for an engineering firm, and my question to the forum is: Can QGIS produce a stage storage plan for multiple drainage basins? I am attaching an image of what I am talking about. Currently, we ...
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portrait orientation in layout of qgis.3.2.0(bonn) [duplicate]

How to set a map in portrait orientation in layout of qgis.3.2.0(bonn).there is no option in layout view for changing the orientation of paper.
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Cartographic numbering of points on map

Usually when I create maps with a set of numbered points (e.g. numbered locations on the map which link across to a separate table describing these points) I try to number them in a rough "reading ...
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PostGIS generate lanes for multilinestring map (ST_OffsetCurve)

I currently have a road network for specific area as multilinestrings. It only shows the road as a single line. I would like to generate lanes for that as well, using some kind of offset. The problem ...
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Mapping parliamentary results (categorical data) by share of polygon in QGIS

I'm trying to recreate the fill effect in this map: Where each polygon is filled based on the percentage of vote each parliamentary party gained. The author wrote "I converted the inner polygons into ...
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Is there a way of getting map subsections referenced on main map in qgis? [duplicate]

Is there any way of getting subsections of a map as in, you have a larger map area in which you want to take out 3 smaller areas (A, B and C), you reference them on the "main map" Currently I have ...
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How much of these USGS topographical contour maps are artistic license?

I was looking at the below map and got to wondering how much of all of those minute squiggling contour lines are real detail and how many are just artistic flair: I could imagine that satellite laser/...

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