Default map symbology based on layer metadata

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07-28-2020 10:03 AM
Status: Open
VHolubec
Esri Regular Contributor

Dear all,

based on discussion with users we would like to raise an Idea mainly for PRO, but also for AGOL/Portal about default symbology settings when new layer is added to Map/Project. The default symbology would be based on metadata of the layer.

The idea comes from issue, when you are creating a new maps with the same thematic layers - rivers, forest, roads, water bodies, green fields, etc. and you are forced to setting symbology again again and again for each new map.

When add these layers to the Project/Map the symbology is set by random. It would be great if the default symbology wasn´t random but based on metadata (if present) or layer name if it fit some name condition. For example if river will be mentioned in metadata/layer name, the layer will be drawn in blue (or with the default river line symbol), the same logic could be used for forest (dark green), roads, etc.

Thank you.

Vladimir