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Grids and Graticules include reference grids, measured grids and graticules

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How to Create a Grid Inside a Polygon that is Oriented with the Longest Side?

I have been using a process called "Create Polygon Graticule" to create a grid within a polygon with assigned row and column attributes. It is a SAGA tool which I have been running in QGIS. It ...
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QGIS Print Layout - Rotation of Grid Coordinates to match map rotation

I have a layout in QGIS where 3 map views are rotated to 35 deg. The grids automatically rotate to match the maps rotation, however the labels do not. Does anyone know a way to make the coordinate ...
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Changing thousands separators from comma to space in measured grids of ArcMap?

In ArcMap it is easy to include commas as thousands separators on a measured grid, as can be seen in the screenshot below, but I have not been able to find a way to change the separator used from ...
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Is there any other option to display DMS grid and graticule in QGIS Print Composer?

Is there any other option to display DMS grid and graticule in QGIS Print Composer, since there is no plugins available yet?
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Ordnance Survey grids - download or generate?

Does anyone know a source from which to download vector UK Ordnance Survey grids at varying resolutions? Or failing that, a tool that can create an OS grid at a specified resolution? There are plenty ...
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Creating grid in QGIS 'anchored' to specific point

I need to create grids using QGIS with specific intervals 'anchored' to, or beginning at, a specific UTM coordinate. This is for a survey sampling procedure. For example: a point was determined - UTM ...
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Generating shapefile containing UTM grid (graticule)?

I'm looking for a shapefile containing an 1000m or 2000m UTM grid ("graticule"). All I was about to find on the web is a 10000m UTM grid (here: http://en.giswiki.net/wiki/UTM) and I am aware that a ...
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Making a grid with points that are staggered every 800 feet

I need to make a grid pattern with points that stagger to make a diamond pattern instead of the regular pattern that a fishnet grid makes. It is sometimes referred to a "staggered start". My points ...
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QGIS Print Composer Grid Draw Coordinates line offset

I have had a good google about this and can't find anything on it. is it possible to offset grid labels from the grid basically trying to move the label to where the red lines are on this crude ...
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Creating a hexagonal grid of regular hexagons of definite area anywhere on the globe using shapely

I have a geojson file describing a polygon. I want to create an hexagonal grid on top of this polygon, with regular hexagons of area 90000 square meters. Right now, I can either guarantee the area, ...
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Coordinate grid display on a rotated map

I have a series of maps that require me to rotate my data frame within my layout screen (north "rarely" points up in these maps). I ONLY want to show east coordinates on the top/bottom and ONLY north ...
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What to call these types of grids?

In a GIS application I'm developing there's an option to show two types of grids. First is a standard lat/lon grid. Second is a crosshair with marks and distances in four directions away from the ...
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Achieving Super or Subscript graticule labels in QGIS Composer windows?

It is quite common for paper topographic maps to label the map graticule with ordinate values in a mixture of superscript and standard digits, eg. ⁴123⁰⁰⁰ to emphasise the significant digits. The ...
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Setting grid in QGIS that automatically adjust its intervals?

I am setting a template for multiple maps in QGIS 3 Layout and i was wondering if there is a way of automatically adjusting the grid's interval as a function of the scale of the map? I did a bit of ...
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How to assign polygon attributes to grid cells using centroids in QGIS?

I am relatively new using QGIS. Unfortunately I can´t figure out the following yet. I have two polygon shapefiles, one is a grid I have created using QGIS 2.12.3-Lyon (Creat graticule) and the ...
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ArcGIS 10: Adjust custom grid intervals based on map scale?

I am preparing a pmf which includes a custom grid overlay. To clarify: a custom grid overlay is marginalia, not a feature class with geometry (so a scale dependecy inside a layer won't work). The ...
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Scaling x y coordinates in qgis print composer while using atlas generator [duplicate]

So I am using QGIS 2.18.0 and have made a map template that uses the atlas generator in the print composer. It uses the grids settings for the map to add UTM north and Eastings along the sides of the ...
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How can I display a coordinate grid in the map canvas?

I want a live renderizing grid on the map canvas in QGIS, during processing, not on the map composer. Does anyone know how to do that?
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Divide grid in smaller cells

My dataset: a shapefile containing squares of 1km size. It's huge, this is just a sample: My aim: divide each cell so that the end result would be the same grid with 500m each cell. Something like ...
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Setting proj parameters for Second World War military grid systems

I'm trying to georeference some WWII maps available at the University of Texas repository (e.g., example map). The problem is that these maps refer to an unknown proj system (at least for me) and I ...
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Custom format for a grid with degrees, minutes, seconds with suffix using letter from another language

I am designing a map in French where West is "Ouest", and thus the map should read 45°23′67′′O instead of 45°23′67′′W. I am using a version of QGIS in English (update: in the French version of QGIS, ...
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Changing grid interval using ArcPy?

I work with ArcGIS 10.3 (Python 2.7.8) and I need to change the grid interval in 70 MXD's. I tried to find Python code that can do it. Currently, the interval in each MXD is 200 meters and I need to ...
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How to create a fishnet/grid along a polyline or polygon

I am trying to generate a fishnet/grid along a line/polyline or polygon boundary in ArcGis 10.3 or QGIS. While it is totally intuitive and easy to generate a box-standard grid, what I am trying to do ...
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Frame and coordinates disappear when printing in QGIS

I'm trying to print my map in QGIS 3.18.0 including a zebra frame. It looks great in the Print layout but when I print it, the zebra frame and coordinates are not there. Is there a setting or ...
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Create a PLSS quarter-quarter grid using QGIS

Is there a way to create quarter-quarter sections (of the PLSS township/range/section grid) using QGIS? I've already found http://ianbroad.com/creating-quarter-quarter-section-grid-python/ but using ...
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How can I add grid lines to a print composition using pyqgis?

I'm writing a qgis plugin to create an image in the print composer of the current map. I can get the map rendered in the proper place with a frame of the right width, and I can get grid annotations ...
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Creating grid to divide large map into smaller sections using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a map of small remnants of forest along creeks for an entire county in California. I need to divide the whole map into equal sections so I can print it so you can actually see the sections of ...
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Avoid scientific notation in custom grid labels in QGIS 3

In previous versions of QGIS I used this expression to make 3-figure coordinates for my maps: substr( @grid_number , length( @grid_number ) -4,3) At the 4000000 mark this used to give me a value ...
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Adding lon/lat grid on map in QGIS 3.0?

I am working through this tutorial that I think was intended for 2.8x - https://www.qgistutorials.com/en/docs/making_a_map.html Step 24 advises on how to add a grid on a map in Layout view. But ...
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How to create a custom coordinate grid in the QGIS 2.14.2?

I want to create a custom grid different from latitude / longitude, with letters and numbers on the axes. X = A, B, C, D, D, ... Y = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ... A B C D E 1 2 3 A B C D E I also ...
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How to improve the cartographic design of graticules?

The attached image shows a conflict between the graticule and the state boundary on a map. I have not found a way to display user-defined lines of latitude, which would solve the 42 degree line ...
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Placing axis labels inside graticule on data frame of ArcMap?

I'd like to add a graticule in DMS to my map in ArcMap 9.3, having tick marks and label axes inside the main figure/frame (similar to the below map). Although setting it for tick marks is very easy, I ...
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Modify the format of grid coordinates

I am producing maps using OSGB references. However, I am using a 500m square grid, not 1km square. I would like to show the grid reference in a 3 digit format, the final digit being in a smaller font ...
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Conic shaped graticules?

Is there a way to enclose my conic shaped map in graticules on ArcMap? I can only figure out do this which doesn't look very nice: I want something like this, I think this was done in GMT though:
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Setting correct options for displaying grid in QGIS composer?

I am using q. 2.5 4291337 in Windows 7 64 bits. I am working with raster and vector layers in EPSG::26714 (UTM NAD27 14N). In this version of QGIS, you are able to put a grid in a different CRS of the ...
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Defining number of cells in sample grid for IDW?

I'm trying to make IDW in R. In my tutorial, I found this approach which is easily understandable, expect of one point - why they used n = 6000 ? How did they established the value to create a grid ...
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Specifying coordinate reference system (CRS) for scalebar that is different to project CRS?

Is it possible to specify a coordinate reference system (CRS) for the scalebar that is different to the project CRS? For example, my project CRS uses geographic coordinates (lat/long), the reason ...
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Identifying grid system in Canada

I'm trying to identify this grid system that consists of two letter followed by two numbers. If it helps I know GU37 is defined by the following vertices: Lat (North) Lng (West) 1 48° 30' 00"...
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GDAL grid produces NoData

I have a series of text files that represent X,Y,Z elevation data. I'm trying to use the GDAL grid command line tool to convert these text files to raster GeoTIFs. My files are space delimited and so ...
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QGIS print composer internal grid labels

Is there a way to have the grid labelled inside of the map frame (I don't mean the option to draw coordinates inside the frame)? What I want to achieve is a "ladder" of labels like in this example: ...
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Import grid text file to shapefile in QGIS

I'm working with the Climate Change forecasts from the Hadley Center Climate Model (HADCM3) available here: http://www.ipcc-data.org/sres/hadcm3_download.html They have many different forecasts and ...
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Unusual behavior of coordinate grid in QGis Composer

The coordinates in the grid in QGis composer display incorrectly when using the "degrees, minutes, seconds" option (or even decimal degrees). It displays West and East in the longitude and North and ...
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Points to raster - interpolation

I have a point layer with soil values. How can I get a raster layer with different classes of values, since there are areas without point sampling, what´s the best way to have a regular cover of the ...
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Grid vs. Polygon Overlay in R gives different results than in QGIS

I have a shapefile of range polygons. Each colored set of polygons represents a different group of species/genera/whatever. I next overlay a 5x5 grid onto this map. And then use join attributes by ...
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Using Make Grids and Graticules Layer in ArcMap?

I'm trying to use the Make Grids and Graticules Layer tool in ArcMap (have a ArcInfo license). I'm looking for a basic example like in North America. eg. Start with empty map Set data frame to ...
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Wrangling precision in QGIS with a hypothetical planet

I'm a tabletop roleplaying gamemaster wanting to use QGIS to help organize my notes according to place. GIS addresses my need to store notes and other data that may be anywhere from a few feet from ...
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Local grids with rotated north in QGIS

Like many people in geology and archaeology I need to work with local grids that have eastings and northings from a specific reference point, and typically have a difference alignment/direction of ...
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Sum line lengths for each grid cell in QGIS

I'm trying to get data from a polyline layer into a grid (I've created this with regular points, points to polylines). I guess at first I have to cut all polyline segments at the grid lines and then I ...
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Adding graticules to Folium map [closed]

Are there any chances to add grid on Folium map? Something like on this picture.
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Making grids in QGIS

In QGIS I am trying to make a map with the Maidenhead Locator System overlayed. I am making these overlays with QGIS's create grid tool but the grids are not coming out right. If I leave the map ...

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