I work with ArcMap 10 and 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' that has all of the different logos to denote point data.

This will be a working style reference as I encounter new features from time to time.

How can I maintain or edit a style reference?

I'm assuming the preferred format would be .emf (vector) to maintain transparency, but I'm not at all familiar with the style format structure or file type.

National Park Service National Wildlife Refuge System

1 Answer 1


The Style Manager dialog box lets you organize styles and their contents (symbols and map elements).

Use the Marker Symbols to store your custom logos etc.

You can save the style out to a file (.style) and import it to other installs of ArcGIS

enter image description here

If have a licence above Basic (Arcview) ArcGIS for Desktop Standard (ArcEditor) and ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced (ArcInfo)

There is also Cartographic Representations that can override Marker Symbols http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00s50000004m000000

  • Do marker symbols in the style manager support transparency through .emf?
    – Roy
    Jun 14, 2012 at 21:14
  • with .emf file - yes.
    – Mapperz
    Jun 14, 2012 at 21:18

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.