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Exporting map with transparent background in QGIS

Steps for QGIS 3.6 A few things have been moved and renamed from QGIS 2.x (see below), this is how it works in 3.x: Open a new Print Layout (formerly "Composer"): Menu Project - New Print Layout ...
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What types of lat/long coordinates are these?

They are likely "Degrees, Decimal Minutes". Conversion to Decimal Degrees You can convert it to "Decimal Degrees" by diving the "Decimal Minutes" by 60 and adding the result to the Degrees: 21.440 /...
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Adding North Arrow which adjusts to the map rotation in QGIS

There's an option under Item Properties to do this, but it's only available for an Image item, not an Arrow, which may be why you're not seeing it. You need to add your north arrow from an image (...
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Saving huge detailed map with background into TIFF for printing size A0

Some approximate numbers: A0 paper is about 1m each side, a 600 sq km area is about a 25x25km square. So your printed map will be at a scale of 1:25000, more or less. I'm not familiar with SAS.Planet, ...
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Layman friendly method to create a shapefile

QGIS is a free, open source GIS. It can be downloaded at https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html. The program comes with some tutorials, including how to create a shapefile. This is the link ...
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How can I conceal peoples' precise locations in ArcGIS Pro?

Group your data geographically, mapping total positive cases by ZIP code, county, state, province, or whatever area. Start with a small unit of area (maybe a city block) and if you think that's too ...
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How to format latitude and Longitude labels to show only degrees with suffix without any decimal or minutes?

I would do this by selecting Decimal with Suffix for the format and at the bottom of the Map Grid Properties select 0 for Coordinate Precision.
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Making bivariate colour ramp with QGIS

Excellent answer by @Martin but it seems you have 2 attributes you want to have a colour gradient (Plantation Cover and Forest Harvesting Intensity). If I'm mistaken then I will remove this post. You ...
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Using two different maps on one atlas page

Yes you can do this with the expression string builder overriding the extent of the second map regarding the extent of the first map which is controlled by the atlas. Supposing your two maps have the ...
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How can I conceal peoples' precise locations in ArcGIS Pro?

I agree with @Dan C. Adding ambiguity via some form of aggregation to your point data is a much better strategy than trying to modify the basemap or other reference layers. To count points within your ...
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GeoPandas installation errors

Not a GIS related issue, but a conda issue. You are trying to install in the base environment and there might be package version conflicts. Try creating a new env and installing there: conda create -...
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Google Maps not being quite top-down in QGIS

I assume you have zoomed in quite a bit to see such details. It is a common misconception that you can see satellite imagery in Google Maps' Satellite mode. If you zoom in enough to see details you ...
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Creating graduated classes for election swing map in QGIS

You have a range from -200 to 150 and you want the white color to be at 0. In your color ramp, white is at 50%, thus exactly in the middle - thus for your range of values at -25 (mean of -200 and 150)....
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Creating disease risk map in QGIS?

The simplest way to run your analysis (without trying to define your actual inputs) is to do some basic raster algebra. Have a go with the raster calculator: https://docs.qgis.org/2.8/en/docs/...
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Improve mapping effect QGIS

You can change the style of your point symbol (reducing its size and setting a transparent boundary). As your point seem to be a regular grid, you could also use squares instead of circles. You can ...
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How to create high quality map with QGIS and Stamen tiles

Check the instructions from Underdark about using OSM data (same as Stamen uses) with some style files she has made (see below for links) These have completely changed print cartography for us - we'...
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R tmap package: basemap not working

Change default tmap_mode('plot') to tmap_mode('view'): library(tmap) data("NLD_prov") tmap_mode('view') tm_shape(NLD_prov) + tm_polygons('population') + tm_layout(basemaps = c('OpenStreetMap')) ...
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R and Mapview: How can I chose different colors for different layers?

You have to add arguments for colors, see ?mapview. In your case for main color you can use col.regions=list("red","blue") and col=list("red","blue") for outlines. So whole code could be like this: ...
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Creating Bivariate choropleth map a.k.a. Relationship map in QGIS

What you're looking to seem to be more generally called "Bivariate choropleth map" looking for these term will get you some answer. For example this one by Joshua Stevens It's to long to fully ...
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Adding meridians and parallels on world map in QGIS

You could just use <QGIS>|Vector|Research Tools|Create Grid... where you chose your Grid type (likely Line) set the Grid CRS (i.e. to EPSG:4326 - WGS 84) set the spacing you want in degree ...
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Scale bar in QGIS shows incorrect measurements

It seems you are using WGS84 geographic coordinate reference system (CRS) or any other CRS that uses degrees as a unit of measurement. Therefore, adding a scale bar has no meaning in your layout, as ...
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How to format latitude and Longitude labels to show only degrees with suffix without any decimal or minutes?

In your grid properties first make sure to choose EPSG:4326 as CRS, then choose "custom" as coordinate format and click on the expression button next to it: Now use this expression: abs(@...
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How to remove the cells are zero or null from the map

If all you want is to hide the 'empty' cells then adjust the legend so that the first class starts at 1: If you want to delete the data - open attribute table and select by expression and delete - ...
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How to set layout element's "name" property in ArcMap?

OK, so the "Element Name" box appears to be the likely solution. This is non-intuitively placed in the "Size and Position" tab of the map layout element's properties dialog box.
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googlemutant and leaflet problem view data

That's because you didn't create a new map using Leaflet + Leaflet.GoogleMutant. That's because you copy-pasted the code from https://ivansanchez.gitlab.io/Leaflet.GridLayer.GoogleMutant/demo.html ...
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Generate flood map using qgis

This is a good video that provides you with a walkthrough on generating a flood inundation map, QGIS Flood Risk Mapping Walkthrough. Also, you can find additional case study here
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Sorting MXDs with specific attributes and exporting to specific directory?

You are messing with the iterated variable, mxd within the for loop, but worse than that, you are assigning it an object within the loop which is of a completely different class to what the iteration ...
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Creating automated maps for attributes in QGIS

Automating the creation of maps is the job of the Atlas feature, a real ace of QGIS when it comes to production. It is very easy to master and ensures powerful results. From any layout, access the ...
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Is it a sank ship please see near japan

This is not a ship that sank. It is a result of how the background image is made up of a large number of images that are combined. Google uses a multitemporal approach to creating their basemap and ...
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Trying to create a Cartogram and the st_transform function does not work

There are two different and mostly incompatible ways of storing spatial data in R - the sp package which works with objects with names like SpatialPolygonsDataFrame and the sf package which creates ...
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