Style location data with a single symbol


You need the following account and license types to use this workflow:

  • Microsoft license—You need a Microsoft 365 license, role Contributor or higher, to apply a style to data.
  • ArcGIS account type—Standard users can perform the functions of this workflow; you do not need to sign in.

The location (single symbol) style shows how features are distributed on a map—for example, whether features are clustered or dispersed—and may reveal hidden patterns in the data.

See Data styles to learn about data styles and Smart map styles to learn about smart map cards.

This style uses one symbol for all features, sized identically across the map. Using this style, for example, you can map major airports in the southwestern United States for an upcoming vacation as shown in the following image:

Location (single symbol) styling on a map
Refer to Smart Mapping: Location (single symbol) for more information about styling with a single symbol.

To style location data using a single symbol, complete the following steps:

  1. Follow the steps in the Apply a style workflow for your component:
  2. At the choose a smart map style step, choose the Location (Single symbol) style card.
  3. Hover over the style card and click Style options Style options to customize the look of the layer.

    The layer updates to style location data using a single default symbol, and the style options appear.

  4. Define the style options by doing any of the following:
    • Expand Symbology and specify the symbol settings to change the symbol.
    • Expand Transparency, turn on the Enable Transparency toggle button, and specify the transparency settings.
    • Expand Rotate symbols, turn on the Use rotation toggle button, and specify the rotation settings.

      The Rotate symbols and Transparency options are not available in ArcGIS for Power BI.

  5. Click the Back button Back to close the pane and view the Layers list.