I'm sure it exists, but is there a way to set a point layer to have no symbology. This works best for cities as you just want to display the name, and not necessarily show the location. The way I do it now, is by picking a symbol and making the fill and outline to have "no color"

  • Setting to "no color" works. Area there any issues with this technique? Nov 10 '10 at 13:55
  • That's how I do it. Nov 10 '10 at 13:56
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    What's wrong with your current method? I guess it feels a little hacky but if we complained about all the hacky things ArcGIS makes us do we'd never get anything done. Nov 10 '10 at 15:29

Go to the Layer Properties dialog Symbology tab and click on the Symbol. On the Symbol Selector dialog click Properties.

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Then uncheck the symbol on the layers list at the left.

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Click ok until you close all the dialogs.

  • So it's similar to my method, just with a different symbol, does the size need to be adjusted to zero?
    – dassouki
    Nov 10 '10 at 14:10
  • No you just uncheck it, then no symbol will be displayed for the layer.
    – Zachary
    Nov 10 '10 at 14:22
  • Then you just save this to your styles and you always have it available to you. Nov 10 '10 at 20:22
  • or set size to 0.00 in the first image. colour can also be set none.
    – Mapperz
    Nov 10 '10 at 22:14

Another option would be to assign layer display transparency to 100 percent.

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