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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By : Daniela C Docan
Book Image

ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By: Daniela C Docan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Modifying symbols

The geographic features are graphically represented by symbols. Symbols have characteristics that can be varied in order to emphasize the differences, hierarchy, or importance of the features on a map.

The graphic characteristics or visual variables are referring to symbol size, color value (gray tone), hue (color), texture (pattern), orientation, and shape. These variables are applied individually or in combination to point, line, and area symbols depending on the type of data to be represented on a map.

For qualitative data, you can vary the following symbol characteristics: hue (color), texture, orientation, and shape.

For quantitative data, you can vary the following two symbol characteristics: size and color value (gray tone).

Getting ready

In the next step, we will apply standard topographic symbols for a topographic map at scale 1:5,000.

Symbolize point and line features and try by yourself to symbolize polygon features. Firstly, symbolize one point feature class named...