I'm making a map with proportional circles based on point data. I want the biggest circles to be displayed below the others and the tiniest circles above. Unfortunately the default view is different:

map screenshot

Is it possible to change the display setting of proportional circles in QGIS?

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In Layer Properties > Style, there should be an Advanced button which has the option Symbol Levels. Here you can define which symbol should have higher priority when displayed.

Note that I used QGIS 2.8.2-Wien to find this option so there should be something very similar for QGIS 2.10.

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    It works and it is the same option and path in 2.10. Thanks a lot !
    – Mapper
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 9:58
  • @jeremyg - Brilliant buddy! Glad you got it sorted :)
    – Joseph
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 9:59

are you tried for invert the symbol? so lowest will be on top and highest will be on bottom

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    Thanks for your answer ! It actually doesn't work, because it inverts the thematic analysis (the population classified in 5 classes) but has no effects on the circles.
    – Mapper
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 10:37

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