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ArcMap Symbology: Assign Color by one attribute, symbol by other attribute

I've got a question concerning the symbology in ArcMap. I want to use the Unique values/Many fields option to assign unique values based on three attribute fields. To symbolize the first attribute ...
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Odd characters showing up in symbology view

I am trying to symbolize based on company name but there are weird Greek symbols showing up in my Symbology view of the actual field values. Has anyone ever had this problem? The weird symbols do not ...
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How to switch off symbol when label is unplaced due to conflicts? [duplicate]

Using either the standard ArcMap labelling engine, or the Maplex engine, it is possible to automatically omit labels from the map when the area is too congested. Eg in the centre of this image, ...
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How to display nebulous boundaries between regions with indistinct edges?

I'm trying to map the boundaries between regions which don't necessarily have a hard edge. For example, areas where languages predominate don't have a distinct edge, but instead have a degree of ...
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How can I save and re-apply symbology properties for a classified raster in ArcMap 10.2?

I have a classified raster which has the desired symbology configured in ArcMap, and I want to apply this symbology to other similar rasters. So I use the Save option on the Symbology tab, intending ...
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SVG symbols for alphabet characters e.g. A, B, C, … etc

Can anyone tell me whether there is a SVG plugin or source (or how to do) of letters of the alphabet e.g. A, B, C, D etc. I want to create a symbology with colour e.g. gray but also with letters in ...
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How to use consistent symbology between multiple stretched rasters in ArcMap?

I have a series of continuous rasters representing the same phenomenon over time, so I need to use the same symbology across them all. So I set the stretched symbology of the first raster, with a ...
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How to vary the transparency of symbols within a single layer in ArcMap?

I have a polygon layer which I am drawing in ArcMap using a graduated color symbology: Is it possible to vary the transparency between the classes, so that the transparency tapers off with the ...
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How to create good quality picture marker symbols with ArcMAP

I have created a nice clean symbol in Illustrator. After exporting to .emf format and appending to objects in ArcMap the symbol looks terrible (see Attatchment). Has anyone found a way to import good ...
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2answers
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ArcMap's Join and symbology

I'm still new into the GIS World, and here's what i'm trying to achieve , i have Yemen administrative shapfile with list of governments, and districts,i also have an excel file with a list of migrants ...
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Symbol levels for graduated colours not working in ArcMap 10?

In ArcMap I have set a draw order on my data, however ArcMap is not displaying it as instructed. The red values should be drawn ontop of the green/yellow.
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Is there a way to set different levels of transparency (opacity) for a polygon's border and its interior?

I have some polygons which I'd like to display with their interior displayed at a higher transparency than their borders. Right now, I am doing it by creating two separate layers with the same data ...
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158 views

How can a place a point symbol on the center of a polygon?

I'd like to symbolize polygons with a point at the centroid. Does anyone have suggestions how to accomplish this without creating a new shapefile? I'm using ArcGIS 10.0.
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Paper Size and Symbol Size in ArcMap

I am new to ArcMap. I have an assignment to prepare map of each wards of a municipality. The data are point features. I need to print the map in different scales. like 1:2500, 1:5000 and also in ...
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How to symbolize a layer on multiple fields?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10. I have a layer that contains 8 attributes and each one of these fields can be categorized into 3 sub categories. I need to display them on a single map. Update I ...
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Is it possible to change the symbol size for a layer that is symbolized by unique values in ArcMap?

I frequently symbolize layers by unique values (e.g. first rock type encountered in an exploration drillhole). This typically results in a layer with 15+ unique rock type all symbolized by the same ...
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ArcGIS - Custom, rule-based borders for polygons?

I've been working with a map that looks something like this: Wherever two polygons of different types (shown above with different colors) meet there needs to be a thick dashed line between them. ...
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2answers
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Arcmap point symbol/marker size, How it works

I am trying to figure out how the size of markers in arcgis works. I understand that a square marker set to 1 pt is 1 pt for specific scale. but when I import emf or font, How does the change size ...
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213 views

Change label next to symbol in TOC

I'm trying to write a script to change the label next to the symbol in the TOC so it appears in the legend. Arcpy has a way to change the name of the layer, but I can't seem to find a way to change ...
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1answer
162 views

Flip over min/max values in a stretched symbology for raster data

In ArcMap 10.1, we can render a raster in a colour ramp (stretched) symbology to draw a raster layer based on each pixel value. However, the legend for the layer by default starts from the max value ...
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87 views

Resizing symbol changes its position on the map

I have character symbol for my point feature class from ESRI AMFM Water - Unicode 117 with offset Y:10,7 and size 36. At that moment it is placed perfectly as it is shown on a first printscreen. ...
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518 views

Color ramp in multiple attributes symbology (Arcmap)

I am trying to use the "multiple attributes" symbology tool in Arcmap 10. I would like to divide my data in 2 categories. For each categories, I would like to display a color ramp. I read ESRI's ...
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ArcMap - Symbolism Wildcard

This might be one of those slap your forehead so simple questions. In ArcMap, how can I use wildcards to aid with map symbology? For the example below, I have tried adding values such as "Field *" ...
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1answer
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How to ensure different colors for surrounding polygons in ArcGIS?

I can symbolize my polygon in ArcGIS by categories. I tried for every field. But unfortunately in few polygon it showing same color those are just beside of same color polygon. I have to categorized ...
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Where does the Style Manager store the files in and Why does the Style Manager does not show some edit color ramps?

Where are Color Ramp files saved? Every time I make edits, it does not show up on the Style Manager. Does it save it to the hard drive or in the Style Manager? I need more information. Thanks
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Can you insert a marker symbol at a specific scale?

I have a map that is consistently used at a 1:500 scale. I want to be able to add structures to the map to view and move them around to get the best fit. The end user is new to GIS and I am trying to ...
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Overlapping polygon outlines dashed at overlapping locations but solid elsewhere

In ArcMap 10.0, if one smaller polygon fits inside of another and shares a portion of the larger polygon's boundary, and they both are set to display thick outlines on the inside, is there a way to ...
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How do I add a field that determines the feature's transparency in ArcMap?

I have a feature layer that has points. I want these points to be transparent depending on a field that I've created. Here are references to being able to actually do this (I do understand that these ...
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1answer
346 views

Update Layer with python, error attribute renderer

I am attempting to automate symbology using python, and ArcMap 10.0. I am importing this script into a toolbox, which I run from arcmap Currently I am getting two errors: 1) LayerObject: Set ...
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MS Access join table values, not recognized by ArcGIS symbology

I joined a MS Access database table to a GIS file. When I try to use symbology (categories) to represent a yes/no value which is in the table file (0/-1) it does not recognize it as a value.
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108 views

How do you access the Draw toolbar symbol(s) from ArcObjects?

I'm dropping a text element onto a map and I'd like to use whatever settings the Draw toolbar has (font, size, color, etc). Is there a convenient way to access symbol interfaces? Or do you have to ...
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Is there any way to set polygon features fill color and outline programmatically?

By some process I am creating a polygon feature layer. Before adding the layer in the map, I want to set polygon's fill color to no color and set polygon's outline color and width. I am working with ...
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Symbolizing route data [duplicate]

I'm working on a project that routes various modes of transport to one location (a school) in Arc Map 10. I have about 400 routes, so there is a significant amount of overlap as they near the school. ...
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AxSymbologyControl via WindowsFormsHost in WPF (ArcMap Add In Project)

I need a way to offer the user a choice of color ramps for the ClassBreaksRenderer. I came across the AxSymbologyControl which was designed for WinForms. I tried also ESRIs (WinForms) example project ...
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Is there a way to quick change the outline color of a polygon in ArcGIS 10 without open the “Symbol Selector” window?

Sei que é possível alterar a cor de um preenchimento clicando com o botão direito na caixa do símbolo de qualquer layer e aí basta escolher uma com simples. Tem como alterar o contorno do polígono ...
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How to symbolize vector features using RGB values stored in three fields?

I need to symbolize a vector layer in Arcmap based on RGB (or HSB - can do either) values found in fields in the attribute table. I'm working with up to 10 different datasets, each with over 100 ...
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1answer
937 views

Is there a simple way to create a new custom vector marker symbol for ArcMap?

I would like to create a set of custom marker symbols for environmental sampling locations. I need there to be "vector" marker symbols not picture symbols. I've tried picture marker symbols and there ...
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1answer
122 views

Is the ArcMap style database format available somewhere?

The *.style files are MS Access databases where each style type is a table. The table has one binary column where the actual style is written. Is this binary format available? I would like to import ...
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ArcMap10: Symbology of Overlapping Polygons (Oil & Gas)

I am mapping an area where there are a lot of overlapping features because of certain Oil & Gas wells being drilled within the same geographic area, but to different depths and maintained by ...
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Symbol Level in ArcGIS 9: 'Broken' look of symbols, how to resolve

I am using symbol levels in ArcMap to style roads so that I have a banded feel. My problem is that at intersections and sharp turns, the cartography gives a broken effect in the road. How can this be ...
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Program to create EMF that conserves transparency

What open source tools allow for the creation of EMFs that conserve transparency in ArcMap? I tried VeryPDF and Any DWG to Image Converter, neither on actually gave me a vector file that provided ...
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1answer
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How to I create and Import marker symbols (or 'Style References') in ArcMap 10?

I work with many different federal lands all of which can be associated with iconic logos (think National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, etc.). I'd like to create a 'Style Reference' ...
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1answer
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Symbology issue with feature class limited by domain

I added a field to a feature class in order to maintain symbology from the original KML file (this is a new question following up on this one). The new field is limited to three options by a domain. ...
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How do you symbolize a feature class layer in ArcMap 10 based on one attribute's value and then another attribute's value?

I currently have a point feature class that has a couple of attributes that I want to use to symbolize its layer. One of the attributes is called ExceedsTolerance, which either has "Y" or "N" for its ...
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How to have different annotations for the same feature?

I've been given a dataset that has two different annotations set for a single feature which I can flip between. See below screenshot which allows me to set either a blue or red leader line for the ...
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How to: Conditional Symbology in ArcMap

I'm in charge of a database that contains property information. I would like to symbolize parcels of land that we have a 'written agreement' with the owner differently than parcels that we do not ...
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Recalculate Quantile Breakpoints in CalculateField_management loop?

I have a program that iteratively replaces a temp field where I choose a certain symbology (color ramp and quantile color break methodology) with a few other fields from a join. The program works in ...
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1answer
558 views

How can I apply symbology from two layers to one feature class with common features using ArcMap 10?

Say I have two layer files. Layer file 1 has symbology for feature types A, B & C. Layer file 2 has symbology for feature types B, C & D. In these two layer files, feature types B & C are ...
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How to change Symbology of Multiple Layers at once?

Is there a way to change symbology for multiple layers in ArcMap or ArcCatalog. I want to change the symbology of multiple layers at once.
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Permanently Change ArcMap's “Maximum Sample Size” Setting?

I've lately been working on feature classes with a huge number of polygons (e.g. all of the Census blocks within the Chicago metro area). I've been needing to symbolize them by quantities a fair ...