I have a little problem that needs solving. How to represent the legend in ArcMap as in the picture above?


Or as semi-circle instead of complete circles?


This is called a 'nested' display. After inserting your legend in Layout view, double click the legend to access the legend properties. Under the 'Items' tab, right-click the item that you would like to modify to a nested appearance, select 'Style', and scroll down until you see a circular symbol with callout lines similar to your example above (right side, middle of the example below). enter image description here

NOTE: This legend option will only appear when the data is being displayed using Graduated or Proportional symbols (more from ESRI: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//00s500000005000000). You can also change the marker from the default circle to any shape you would like within these menus.

  • I never knew that, I'm always learning with GIS SE! – Hornbydd Feb 4 '14 at 23:22
  • I've followed the procedure explained, but in the legend item selector there isn't any circular heading only rectangular items. – user26541 Feb 5 '14 at 7:39
  • Edited my answer to give you a little more direction - see Note above. Be careful though, some types of data are more suited to this display than others. – JWallace Feb 5 '14 at 16:29

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