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Style polygons

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

One way to style a polygon layer is using a single color to represent all of the features in the layer. Another way is to divide the polygon features into groups and style each group with a different color. For example, you might want to use different colors to denote sales territories classified by revenue range.

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 color

  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 No for Style by column?
  3. Select a color for the polygon features.
  4. Click OK.

Use different colors

  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. If the column you chose does not contain numeric data, do the following:
    1. From the Color scheme drop-down menu, select the desired colors.
    2. Optionally change the color for any of the individual categories as needed.
    3. Skip to step 7.
  4. If the column you chose contains numeric data, click the Group column values by drop-down arrow and do one of the following:
    • Select Number ranges to classify values into groups by numeric order and assign a group style.
    • Select 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 Classification method drop-down arrow and select the desired grouping method.

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

    2. Using the Number of groups slider, specify the number of groups to use for the data. You may have between two and seven groups.
    3. 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. Select the desired colors from the Color scheme drop-down menu.
    2. Optionally change the color for any of the individual categories as needed.
  7. Click OK when finished.