Data styles

Maps help you gain a better understanding of your ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 data by presenting information geographically. You can use the style tools to emphasize various aspects of that data.

For example, population density can be visualized as a sequence of colors, such as from light to dark, or as graduated circles, such as from small to large, to indicate the range of less populated regions to areas with higher population.

Population map
Visit the U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Demographic Data Map Viewer for more information about this map.

Mapmaking is flexible, so you can make style decisions in the absence of a single best style option. Changing the data style allows you to tell different stories with a map and potentially discover hidden patterns.

Explore the style options starting with the smart map styles. Once you decide how to present the data—for example, whether to use circles or colors to represent population density—you can make subsequent style and design choices. ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 includes graphic configuration tools—such as color ramps, line weights, and symbols—you can use to fine-tune how the data appears on a map.

Use the smart map style options to select the style type that best presents different aspects of the data. Start by applying a style using your product component workflow.

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