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Create planning maps in 45 seconds

Blog Post created by mschoelen-esristaff Employee on Jan 10, 2020

You've finally finished tracing the outlines of all of the buildings in your community, and now you want to visualize it. Sure, you could just leave those boring squares and circles on the page with some nice labels, but why not leverage Desktop Styles in ArcGIS Pro? Learn how these styles can quickly be downloaded and implemented in ArcGIS Pro in this #InAGIF! 

 

ArcGIS Pro style files allow you to incorporate designs from other cartographers.

ArcGIS Pro style files allow you to incorporate designs from other cartographers

 

Now there is no excuse for not having beautiful maps--you can thank ArcGIS user WarrenDz and Louis Hill @NKYmapLAB for that (and John Nelson for bringing it to my attention). This new style file contains sketch designs for trees, fountains, buildings, roadways, and even callouts. There are hundreds more available for download.

 

In this example, I have two layers: building footprints and trees. The footprints were acquired from a local government's open data portal. For the trees, I simply added a new polygon layer and created new circles from the editing pane. Once the new style was added, it appears as an option in the symbology pane. Check it out in the bonus .gif below. 

 

Creating the data for this demo was simple, leveraging Map Notes in ArcGIS Pro

Creating the data for this demo was simple, leveraging Map Notes in ArcGIS Pro

 

The Draft Sketch style can be downloaded here, and you can learn more about styles in this ArcGIS documentation.

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