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

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How to convert a spatialpolygon to a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame and add a column to the attribute table

coast<-readShapeSpatial("coastline.shp") landc<-readShapeSpatial("landcover.shp") ro<-readShapeSpatial("roads.shp") bc<-gBuffer(ro,width=100) landc$ratings=1 landc$ratings[landc$LANDUSE_ID=...
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Horizontal Raster Stretch Legend

Using this page I have displayed my legend of a raster legend horizontally. However I have not been able to format the labels to align directly beneath the tick marks as shown below. The second label ...
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How to achieve Gradient Fills in ArcMap?

Does anyone know of a native way to achieve the gradient fills like the ones in the attached picture (map_1)? The circular and rectangular fills that I see already in ArcGIS' symbology choices don't ...
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How to produce a better inset map in ArcMap?

Attached is an example of a generic inset map designed in ArcMap 10. For all the wonderful things that this software can accomplish, there has to be a more sophisticated way to produce better looking ...
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Unable to dynamically locate map boundary coordinates in OSM/Leaflet

I have been trying for the past hour to take the coordinates of the map edge in a OSM/leaflet application I am making. While I can get the coordinates of the center, and I can get the coordinates of ...
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How to show uncertainty/deviation for a linear object?

I have a trace of a bus on a map, and I need to visualize its average speed on each section of a trace. But also for each section I want to show statistical uncertainty of this speed, like whiskers on ...
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Altering graticule intervals logically in varying map scales using ArcPy and/or Data Driven Pages?

This question appears on many sites and I was wondering if there was a script that is now available that resolves it? Please also upvote the ArcGIS Idea that Reference grids/graticules should be ...
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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. Tell me please what should I do with this map to make it more professional? ...
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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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How to create a user map from CSV?

I dont even know if QGIS is the right program for what I need.. What I need: I need a program with maps(Denmark to be specific), that I could feed with a database of users through a CSV file.. e.g. ...
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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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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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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 much Water on Earth(USGS) : A Wrong Map representation?

I happened to read a USGS article, How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth? showing a representation of all the water(which includes water from Oceans, Seas,Bays,Ice caps, Glaciers, ...
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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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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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Adjusting flow map styles in QGIS 2

In one project, I am trying to adopt marvellous styles for flow maps created by @underdark a.k.a. Anita Graser. At this moment I have the following output Shapefile was created with the usage of ...
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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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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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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? Example of a ...
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Why don't shapefiles online contain the coastline (country borders)?

I have searched everywhere and Geofabric has the best packages of shps yet doesn't have the coastline of countries. I'm talking about the line that demarcates a country i suppose they are called ...
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Automatic bus route map without overlaps

I'm working with drawing maps of all bus routes in a defined area (municipality) in QGIS. I have a problem about showing two routes with the geometry (the same road) parallel. I know it's possible to ...
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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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Plot beachball (focal mechanism) for earthquake in QGIS?

I'm drawing earthquakes on the map using QGIS and I need to plot focal mechanism by beach balls. I don't want to use svg because it need to transform new locations on the map. Is there a plugin or ...
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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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Making bivariate colour ramp with QGIS?

Many recent maps I have seen have these neat two-way color gradients that can be used to color correlations between continuous estimates. Here is an example is taken from a recent publication. ...
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What does “faceting” mean in a geo/map context?

I saw some folks talking about "faceting" in relation to a map data display, what does this mean in general terms? Examples?
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Labeling (one-way) streets in QGIS?

I followed instructions in this answer to Creating Directional Flow Arrows for sewer lines? to add directional arrows to the one-way streets on a map I'm creating. I've currently created a marker ...
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Define new pattern for linestyles in ArcGIS Online

How can I create new patterns for linestyles in ArcGIS online? Currently, it seems that I can only choose from 5 patterns. I would like to create line patterns such as
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Cartographic techniques for symbolizing routing data [closed]

Some common problems with displaying routes created from street data, such as bus routes, include: Routes may overlap themselves, such as when a route takes the same road in opposite directions ...
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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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Effectively displaying demographic data on a printed map

I would like to plot the following per zone (30 zones total) data on a printable/non interactive map: Average age Average household income Number of households Population density Number of people ...
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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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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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Using directional shading on boundaries for cartographic effect in ArcGIS Desktop?

The attached screenshot of a National Geographic map shows some beautiful directional shading of boundaries. I'm trying to reproduce this sort of shading for a burn perimeter map, as I want to ...
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Representing overlapping lines in ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

I have lots of lines (in one feature class) which share the same location but I want to represent them as lines that are next to each other because they have different properties (different OWNERS). ...
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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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Examples of cartographic 'jokes'

In the July 2017 edition of Swiss Review, a publication for Swiss living abroad, the cover feature was on Swiss Cartography. With my interest in GIS this obviously sent me straight to the article. ...
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How to obtain overlapping semi-transparent circles effect in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have been trying to obtain the following markers effect. How can I do the same in ArcGIS? This image is from a book.
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What do these curly graphics represent on this map?

What do the two curly graphics to the left and right of this map represent? They are the only two on the map and seem to be attached to the border of an area. I'm sorry I haven't posted the full map, ...
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Plotting approximate geospatial data on historical map? [closed]

Our library is undertaking a project to map historical data regarding 18th and 19th century British and American printers and publishers. One of the problems that we have encountered is the different ...
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Is There A Term For The Old Maps That Had Lines Connecting Pin-Wheels?

Many old maps have lines like below. Is there a term for a map with that type of lines? (from http://r-russell0912-dc2.blogspot.com/2011/01/pirate-maps-and-old-maps.html) My best hypothesis is that ...
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Styling border to match 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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Is there any swamps/marshes symbol using Quantum GIS?

I am having hard time to find nature symbols for polygons. Any tips to find more symbol (any plugins?)
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Can I sell maps to third parties if I have Google Earth Pro License?

Not sure if this question is suitable for SE but I can't find answers anywhere else. I work as a GIS Analyst for a mining company that has its own GEPro license. As part of my job, I make PDF maps, ...
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How to remove marker added map with .addTo() function in leaflet?

I am having trouble removing marker which is added with marker.addTo(map). The remove works correctly if added as layer map.addLayer(marker) and then map.removeLayer(marker). But removelayer is not ...
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Bar graph - cartodiagram in QGIS

Can I create a cartodiagram in QGIS 1.7.3? I need one bar graph in every territorial unit of one layer. It must vizualize organization on X and number of research in one organisation. Is it possible? ...
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Which software to use for designing city plans?

Which software would you suggest I use for designing city plans? The result needs to be an image (jpeg) so georeferencing is not necessary. I have options like ArcGIS, AdobeInDesign, Adobe Illustrator....
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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. ...