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Style points

When you add data from SharePoint to a map, Esri Maps for SharePoint creates a layer and displays the data using a default style (symbol). These layers, and certain layers added from ArcGIS, can be styled using different icons or shapes, colors, and grouping.

One way to style a point layer is using a single symbol to represent all of the features in the layer. Another way is to divide the point features into groups and style each group with a different color. Alternatively, if your data has numeric fields, you may choose to style each group with a different-sized symbol. For example, you may want to use different point colors or sizes to show retailers classified by profit.

As you modify the style options for your layer, the map automatically updates to reflect your settings.

For more information on styling layers, see Feature display and style.

Use a single symbol

  1. On the Contents pane, click the Settings button to the right of the layer whose style you want to configure.
  2. Click Style. Specify No for Style by column.
  3. You can use an icon or a shape to style a point layer. Do one of the following:
    • To style the layer with an icon, choose the icon you want to use. To see additional icons, click the drop-down arrow, click a desired category, and choose the icon you want.
    • To style the layer with a shape, click the Shapes arrow. Choose the shape and color you want.
  4. Use the Size slider to specify the desired size for the icon or shape.

    The map automatically updates to reflect the style options you specified.

  5. Click OK.

Use different colors

  1. On the Contents pane, click the Settings button to the right of the layer whose style you want to configure.
  2. Click Style. Specify Yes for Style by column.
  3. If the column you chose does not contain numeric data, do the following:
    1. Click the Symbol drop-down arrow, click Shapes, and choose the shape you want.
    2. From the Color scheme drop-down menu, choose the desired colors.
    3. Optionally, change the color for any of the individual categories as needed.
    4. Skip to step 9.
  4. If the column you chose contains numeric data, click the Group column values by drop-down arrow and do one of the following:
    • Choose Number ranges to classify values into groups by numeric order and assign a group style.
    • Choose Categories to assign a style to each unique value.
  5. If you chose Number ranges from the Group column values by drop-down menu, do the following:
    1. Click the Symbol drop-down arrow, click Shapes, and choose the shape you want.
    2. Under Style using, click Colors and choose the color you want.
    3. Click the Classification method drop-down arrow and choose the desired grouping method.

      For additional information on each of these methods, see Feature display and style.

    4. Using the Number of groups slider, specify the number of groups to use for the data. You can have between two and seven groups.
    5. Choose the desired colors from the Color ramp drop-down menu. Check the Reverse colors check box to reverse the colors in the selected color ramp. The default color ramps cannot be changed or edited.
  6. If you chose Categories from the Group column values by drop-down menu, do the following:
    1. Click the Symbol drop-down arrow, click Shapes, and choose the shape you want.
    2. Choose the desired colors from the Color scheme drop-down menu.
    3. Optionally, change the color for any of the individual categories as needed.
  7. Use the Size slider to specify the desired size for the shape.
  8. Click OK when finished.

    Your style settings are displayed on the map. For point layers, you may have to turn off clustering to see individual point symbols.

Use different-sized symbols

  1. On the Contents pane, click the settings icon to the right of the layer whose style you want to configure.
  2. Click Style. Specify Yes for Style by column.
  3. Click the Choose column to group drop-down arrow and choose a column containing numeric data.
  4. Click the Group column values by drop-down arrow and choose Number ranges.

    This classifies values into groups by numeric order and assigns a group style.

  5. Click the Symbol drop-down arrow and do one of the following:
    • To style your data with an icon, choose a category and choose the icon you want.
    • To style your data with a shape, click the Shapes arrow and choose the shape you want to use.
  6. You will have a Style using choice if you are styling a shape. Click Sizes. If you are styling an icon, you will not see this option.
  7. Click the Classification method drop-down arrow and choose the desired grouping method.

    For additional information on each of these methods, see Feature display and style.

  8. Using the Number of groups slider, specify the number of groups to use for the data. You can have between two and seven groups.
  9. Use the Minimum and Maximum Sizes slider to specify the start and end (minimum and maximum) sizes for the symbols.
  10. Click OK when finished.

    Your style settings are displayed on the map. You may have to turn off clustering to see individual point symbols. See Configure clustering.