I am working on a project with two different teams, each working with a different GIS software package: QGIS and ArcGIS. I am trying to convert my QGIS layout to ArcGIS, so the team with ArcGIS can see exactly the same symbology as I do on my computer.

I am currently working with .qml files to save my layer styling, and I would like the other team to be able to visualize the same symbology for the layers we're both using. So I want to convert all my layer symbologies from .qml to .lyr.

Is it possible for them to use the .qml format in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to make all projects have the same symbols, without having to exchange RGB values, point style, line style, etc, etc...?

  • Please Edit the question to specify what have you tried so far. You'll likely need to provide yourself with a gerous definition of success, since the odds of achieving an exact match seems unlikely.
    – Vince
    Feb 19, 2018 at 22:39
  • Your title says .qsl while your question body says .qml. Which are you wanting to try and convert to layer files? Are you asking how to do this from ArcGIS Desktop, or from QGIS?
    – PolyGeo
    Feb 19, 2018 at 23:06
  • Please let me know if the problem is better explained now. I can give you more informations if necessary. Thank you in advance.
    – M_M
    Feb 20, 2018 at 12:22
  • Hi, did you every solve this problem? I have the same challenge and would really appreciate any solution that you came up with. Tx
    – narmaps
    May 5, 2020 at 4:08
  • No, sorry. I don´t think that this is possible to accomplish.
    – M_M
    May 6, 2020 at 20:03