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I want to represent a forest using symbols I create (stylised trees). I considered two options: - A point feature. - A polygon feature. This is the one I'd use, as a forest is better represented with an area rather than with a cluster of points. Among the ESRI style symbols there are some which are close to what I'm looking for (e.g. "Scattered Trees 1" symbology). I want to create a similar symbology using a picture I created, like a small tree (and have it multiplied homogeneously across the polygon area). I know that it is impossible to scale such symbols (the small trees composing the polygon filling) when zooming in and out. But Point features can be scaled. Is there a way to distribute point features in order to cover a specific area (as if I were drawing a polygon)?

  • Please ask only one question per Question. – Vince Nov 11 '16 at 15:36
  • I edited to have only one question asked. – Michele Cordini Nov 11 '16 at 15:44
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    Thank you. Have you considered using both a polygon (dark green line with faint light green fill) and a scalable pointmarker? The points can be regular/systematic grid of points, with clusters dissolved by the polygon in which they were Intersected. – Vince Nov 11 '16 at 16:06
  • It seems to accomplish what I was looking for. I just need to create my own pointmarker. The only flaw of this approach is that the pointmarkes result often cut at the edges of the polygon but I might be asking too much ;) – Michele Cordini Nov 11 '16 at 16:32

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