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Legend (GIS)

legend - [symbology] The description of the types of features included in a map, usually displayed in the map layout.

1. The reference area on a map that lists and explains the colours, symbols, line patterns, shadings, and annotation used on the map.
The legend often includes the scale, origin, orientation, and other map information.

Legend patch shapes are the geometric shape of either a line or a polygon that is used to represent a specific kind of feature in a legend or in the table of contents. You can choose to use any of a variety of predefined legend patch shapes in ArcMap.

Legends placed with the mouse are not saved to the display window's history for automatic redraw. By setting the Debug level to 1 (see g.gisenv) the corresponding at setting can be determined.

Creating a Default Legend
When you add a theme to a view, ArcView searches the data's folder for a legend file with the same name as the shapefile.

Legend elements
Any layers that are turned on in the Table of Contents will be displayed in legend elements.

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N = National standard
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Legend - The description of the symbology representing features on a map.
Map - A graphic representation of geographically distributed phenomena. The information displayed may be in the form of symbols or signs.

Legend and Title are the two elements of a map which are fundamental to a map being understood and used in the way intended by the map maker. This map is an example of what can go wrong if a map does not have a Title and/or a Legend.

Legend: The part of the drawn map explaining the meaning of the symbols used to code the depicted geographical elements.

An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart. In ArcGIS a legend defines which features of a theme are displayed in the view map.
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Legend: An explanation of the symbols, codes, names given to variables and other information appearing on a map drawing or chart.

Legends contain explanatory text and list the symbols used on a map. The symbols in the legend should appear exactly as they are on the map.

The Legend Frame Properties dialog box appears. Select for the category "View Frame:" the choice for "View1" (This could be either "ViewFrame1:View1" or "ViewFrame2:View1").

The map legend is the key linking the attributes to the geographic features. Attributes, e.g. such as the species for a forest stand, are typically represented graphically by use of different symbology and/or color.

A legend is an explanation of the symbols, codes, names given variables and other information appearing on a map drawing or chart.

Legend Type, choose 'Unique Value'. Under 'Classification field', choose 'country' and click Classify. Each unique value in the country column will be given a random color. Click 'OK'.

The legend of a map (also called the key) is a small table accompanying the map that explains the symbols that are used on the map.

The description of the types of features included in a map, usually displayed in the map layout. Legends often use graphics of symbols or examples of features from the map with a written description of what each symbol or graphic represents.

A legend, sometimes known as a key, is the part of a map or atlas that depicts and explains the meanings of the cartographic symbols used.
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Legendre, L., and Demers, S. 1984. Towards dynamic biological oceanography and limnology. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 41: 2-19.

The legendA map element that describes the colors and symbols found on the map. provides a self-explanatory definition for all symbols used within the mapped area.

The Legend Editor is a complex dialog providing access to almost all ArcView's capabilities to classify and modify the display of features. Every feature has a geographic location.

The legend and margins of topographic quadrangles contain a myriad of other useful information. Township and range designations, UTM coordinates, and minute and second subdivisions are printed along the margins of the map.

"MM" - a legendary quality seal for the most exclusive form of motion shines in its new coat of polish. The letters woven into a curved triangle are the logo of the Maybach finished product, the new high-end, automobile, luxury model from Daimler.

Create a legend for one of the data layers (all you need are the rectangles with the colors to begin with). Since you've used the same color scheme for each map, just make one legend (Insert - Legend).

Whenever your legend involves quantities of any type, your legend title or labels should explicitly state the units! When normalizing for density, please use an areial unit that has an evocative scale.

Legend - Translates the symbols on the map into words by locating text and the symbols close to each other in the page coordinate space. (Clarke, 2001)
Legend Editor - A menu that allows you to choose the legend type for a specific theme.

there should be a legend explaining the meaning of each color
the system should generate the legend automatically based on the descriptions of each value stored with the data layer
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Now you will add a legend to your Layout. Use the Legend Frame tool by choosing it in the button menu bar. Click and hold down on the "View Frame" button to get a button pull down menu. Choose the second button - the "Legend Frame.

Definition: Titles, Legends, Scale Bars, and North Arrows are the simplest forms of depicting information concerning the map.

In a broad sense, the term also applies to all names, other identification, and legends o-n a map.
datum (pl. datums) In surveying, a reference system for computing or correlating the results of surveys.

Celtic Legend. Retrieved on 2006-05-22.
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^ UK population approaches 60 million. Office for National Statistics (2005-08-25). Retrieved on 2006-05-14.

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See also: See also: Map, Information, Feature, Symbol, Area