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Questions tagged [legend]

The description of the types of features included in a map, usually displayed in the map layout.

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Is there a Legend Limiter in QGIS?

Is there in QGIS a function or a plugin that works similar to Legend Limiter in ArcGIS? The attribute I want to show in my legend has many possible values, I want my legend to only show those values ...
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MapInfo 11.5 - Legend Designer - problem with symbols

First of all I must say I love new legend designer. It is great to have finally better tool for positioning and even some changing the size of lines and region symbols, hooray. Big step for MapInfo to ...
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How to create complex legends in Mapserver?

I want to create a color legend on mapserver. It is working but now I have to group several classes together like a heading with a group of color in it and so on. I have 10 such groups of classes. I ...
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How to group elements in QGIS legend side by side?

I would like to edit the legend in my map so that the entries of two polygons will appear together, i.e. the two entries in the legend should be displayed appear as "Study area and possible study area"...
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How to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap?

Wondering if anyone out there knows how to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap? With text I can adjust the angle. Is this possible with a scale bar as well?
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QgsLegend link error when building

I'm developing a software using QGIS. When building my software there is a LINK error. 1>mainwindow.obj : error LNK2019: symbole externe non résolu "public: __thiscall QgsLegend::QgsLegend(...
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How do you make map styles NOT appear in a legend?

I am using GeoServer to serve up OSM data. I am making use of the GetLegendGraphic command, but I do not want some of my styles to appear in the legend (for example, the styles that are ONLY for text ...
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Can I create a legend of a map that I had get from a WMS?

Can I create a legend of a map that I had get from a WMS? Can I create a legend of a raster map with Qgis version 1.7.4, or only with the 1.8 version?
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Create a color scale/legend for choropleth map using geotools (or other open source Java library)?

I'm experimenting with choropleth maps using geotools. Is there an easy way to add a color scale to the map (using geotools itself or some other os library)? By a color scale I mean a bar that shows ...
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1-band raster colour table workaround in QGIS

Does anyone know what the workarounds are for the 1-band raster colour table plugin in QGIS? Currently I find it will run once, then crash on the second iteration. The workaround I use is to delete ...
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Forcing long layer names to multiple lines based on specified legend width in ArcGIS Desktop?

Do to various limitations I almost always create static (graphic) legends but I do have the occasional map where impeccable cartography is secondary to functionality hence a dynamic legend is ...
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Creating snapshot in ArcMap of layer to use for legend?

I am trying to create a snapshot using FastStone Capture version 5.3 to be use for the legend because it is diffcult to match their color especially is you are using raster or transparent ? How do I ...
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How to save and reload legend settings using Python?

I know how to change settings of a legend individually by arcpy (like: Patch, Title, Items, Columns, Frame, Element Size&Position, etc.), but now I would like to use the exact legend settings ...
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Loading legend of MapServer in ArcGIS Server with ArcGIS API for Silverlight?

I have published a mapserver on my ArcGIS Server 9.3. I am developing a silverlight application using ArcGIS Silverlight API. Now I can load my map into my application and also the list of my layers ...
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Raster legend in R: how to colour specific values?

I have an elevation model plotted in R r <- raster("example.dem") plot(r, col = topo.colors(20)) Some of the values are below sea level (0), and I'd like to have those display in red. How can I ...
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How to sort entries in raster legend?

How do I reorder the Value field in a raster? There is no up or down button in it.
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Mapserver + NDVI styling

I'm serving a NDVI coverage via Mapserver. So, one band, float32 values, [-1.0, 1.0]. I want to display the NDVI in greyscale, and generate a legend. I've tried 2 things: Create two dummy classes, ...
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Label legend interval with number of elements in ArcMap?

I have made a series of choropleth maps in ArcMap 10. When I classify the interval the bottom of the dialogue tells how many elements are in the class. Is it possible to have this number ...
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Creating map legend in ArcMap? [closed]

Finished all my analysis and would like to make a legend to display the data in the map I have.
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Using the excludelayer tag in Flex 2.3.1 with a cached service

I'm working on our first Flex server page using the Flex Viewer 2.3.1. The Legend widget works, but I cannot get the excludelayer tag to work. Here's where the problem probably is - it's a cached map ...
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Automate export of ArcMap legends

I've been building legends for my javascript websites that use 9.3.1 services. I know there's the ESRI legend tool for older services but I don't feel that it does a good job of producing legend ...
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Controlling “Fill Properties” in ArcGIS, so that that symbols are visible in legend?

I use marker fill symbols in my legend in ArcView 10, in order to identify different habitats, and frequently have to increase the separation of the symbols in order to make the map more readable. ...
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Is there cartographic convention to ordering legend items (high-low or low-high)?

When you symbolise a layer in ArcMap, the symbols are ordered from low value to high value by default. Is that necessarily "correct"? I've never officially studied cartography - is there a convention ...
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Changing Names in TOC Doesn't Update Legend Properly

This is related to an ArcMap add-in I coded up this past week. I'm trying to rename a layer in ArcMap and have the legend refresh properly. The renaming part is working fine, however I cannot get the ...
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NHD Flowline legend colors?

Does Anyone have legend colors for the NHD Flowline that USGS sets colors for theirs ? I'd like to get a copy of their color legend. They can be from their website, brouchure, lyr files or ...
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Difference between Table of Contents (TOC) and Legend in ArcGIS Viewer for Flex?

I have been using the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex for quite a while. I couldn't help noticing there were still two widgets, one for Table of Contents (TOC) and the other for Legend. It looks to me TOC is ...
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Renaming legend items in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Can someone please tell if it is possible to rename legend items in the map layout in ArcGIS for Desktop? If yes, how can I do it?
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What is the point of standard symbology?

There are several questions on the site asking for standard symbology to represent markers of specific types of objects (i.e. Power Distribution, Crime Mapping, Emergency Symbols, Lakes). What is the ...
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Resequencing Legend Items using ArcPy?

I create various layers programmatically using ArcPy. I can adjust how the layers are sequenced using the arcpy.mapping.MoveLayer command. However, I want to have the legend reflect a different ...
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Platforms for repetitive automated mapping?

I could give a lot of examples, but imagine you have to do, for example, a study in 10 different locations and have to generate a lot of maps with the same layout, legend. Maps can contain vector ...
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featureclass legend

Is there any way to specify a legend before I attribute a featureclass in ARCMAP 10? I have a featureclass layer that has many thousands of polygons, I have to go through and individually attribute ...
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Legend text wrapper (ArcGIS)

I'm interested in wrapping long legend text (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) so that the text does not exceed the layout extent. I would like to call the GetFormattedString Function within the ...
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Changing the attribute behind a legend without changing the symbology

I have a geology layer with a very large legend that was painstakingly created based on a geological code. I now have a new attribute which is a friendly description for each code and I would like ...
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Showing only legend items that are actually displayed on map in ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS Desktop, is there a way for the legend, to only show the subitems that are displayed on the map?
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Placing label designs in legend of ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm working in ArcGIS 9.3.1 and apart from "regular" slayers with symbology, I have a few layers which I do not show their symbol on the map, but only their label (for example: cities layer in which I'...
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Configuring legend for ArcGIS API for Silverlight?

I can't get the simple Legend sample working with this florida mapservice and the ESRI Silverlight SDK 2.1. The names appear, but the tree doesn't get populated. Anyone see why this code shouldn't ...