I have a polygon layer with 7 categories that are styled differently. All the styles are relatively unique hatches, similar to what you would often find in CAD drawings.

I tried to share the layer from Pro to AGOL as a simple feature service, vector tile and tile layer, but AGOL cannot replicate the symbology. In fact, it's not even close. I kinda assumed tile layer would solve the issue but it didn't.

Any idea what I could do to replicate the Pro styles in AGOL? I don't really need layers to be clickable in AGOL, just need the whole thing to "look nice".

  • Are you willing to share your bespoke symbology as a style file for people to test?
    – Hornbydd
    Commented Mar 11, 2022 at 15:39
  • @Hornbydd Yep, should be available on this link drive.google.com/drive/folders/…
    – Gatnik
    Commented Mar 11, 2022 at 17:16
  • Based on a discussion from this post below, I would assume custom styles in AGOL are not supported yet for lines and polygons, only for points. Would you know if that's still true as of 2022? @Hornbydd esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-online/mapping/….
    – Gatnik
    Commented Mar 11, 2022 at 17:19

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At the time of the writing, hatches for polygons in ArcGIS Online were not yet a supported feature. I found a great workaround with creating patterns in Illustrator or similar software, exporting them as image and applying image fill to the layers.

The complete tutorial that solved my issue:


Or if you are willing to play a bit with the backend which will bring the actual hatching through and not just the image fill, you can follow the steps in the discussion by DeVoe_William


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