More basic symbol shapes in ArcGIS Online

09-14-2016 12:20 PM
Status: Open
Occasional Contributor III

When changing a layer's style, please add more options for basic shape symbols.  Currently there is a square, circle, and diamond.  I am referring to the ones where you can change the fill color, outline color, and transparency.  These symbols offer good customization and can look very nice in a minimal kind of way.  Triangle, star, hexagon, or anything else like that would be great.

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Funny that the "change style" icon has a triangle... and a square and a circle!  But no triangle to be found in the marker options

Please add more simple shapes to the "Basic" style category.


This is really important for producing maps and story maps that are accessible to people with visual impairments. This paper sums it up nicely: Color Design for the Color Vision Impaired | Jenny | Cartographic Perspectives 


If they would just add proper support across the platform for SVG, this wouldn't be nearly as much of an issue. I get that the SVG spec is a friggin mess but they managed it in Pro and all modern web browsers changing SVG colors using simple CSS fill properties, so I really don't understand why Esri hasn't done more here.


It would be really helpful to have a triangle in the basic category for online maps. 


Why has this never been resolved? It was originally posed in 2016. More fillable (custom) shapes are needed.


I agree that this basic functionally needs to be added and can't believe that it has been six years since this was first brought up.  A fillable triangle seems like such an easy, basic thing when there are so many other strange options for symbology.