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11-21-2019 11:37 AM
AnaHiraldo-Gomez
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Symbols in ArcGIS Online.

Not sure how ESRI decides which symbols to add or remove from the Change Symbols templates, but would it be possible for ESRI to add basics symbols?  Let me explain.  See image below. I would love to have this icon with just the house not the dollar sign or explosion in another category.   Can I just have the house icon?  

Another one is the Library icon under the Government category.  Would it be possible to have different color options?  The only one available is purple.

Where can I go to get additional icons?

Simple House Icon Please?

Only in purple

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Peter_Klingman
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Ana,

This blog might help with a custom symbol: Using images as custom point symbols 

I'm not seeing an exact ArcGIS Idea for this capability, so I recommend describing your use case and logging an idea for more color options in the above sets of symbols, and possibly another for splitting apart elements of point symbols. 

Hope that helps,

-Peter

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EllenNodwell_IntegraShare
New Contributor III

So, Bern's blog here Using images as custom point symbols  tells how to do this - and I have done this, many times, over time.  But, as of yesterday, however, my symbols keep disappearing on my maps where I have uploaded these little images to AGOL, then get them working, something happens and they are disappearing from the maps - not just one, but from all of the ones that I have made, using these - it just leaves a blank space in the legend where the custom symbol should be.  It was there before, and functioning - now it is not.

I have had to go start all over again, re-inserting the link to the image, re-sizing, etc.  Late last night, the image would not load up, then suddenly, it did. 

Now today, just within the past hour, the symbols have disappeared from the maps again - maps are not edited or changed when this is happening - they are saved maps.  It seems that something underlying is breaking these - in AGOL, maybe? 

Anyone else having these issues?  This is using the tried and true old Map Viewer in AGOL, not the new beta one. 

We rely on being able to do this because the "out of the box" symbols do not have what we need. Any insight into this issue will be very helpful to us.

Thanks,

-Ellen Nodwell

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Peter_Klingman
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Ellen Nodwell‌,

Thanks for posting this - I gave this a quick test and it seems to be working on my end, but I haven't been able to observe it for a long period of time yet. Will check back here tomorrow. However, we would like to get the issue logged with Esri Support so they can take a closer look and troubleshoot with some of the images that you are working with. Let me know and I can get a case going for you. 

Best,

-Peter 

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EllenNodwell_IntegraShare
New Contributor III

Thanks Peter for responding to this -

Here are the details - and I just re-created the symbols in the map - this is shared to public:

All is "shared public".

Tanker file - 58k -

https://ago-item-storage.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/b361e7f436e24855a2af9c0405164cd8/LNGTanker.png?X...

https://integrashare.maps.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/content/items/b361e7f436e24855a2af9c0405164cd8/dat...


The above two links load the tanker image.

This link below: says cannot load image.

https://arcg.is/11ePLy

Crane - smaller file 46k

https://ago-item-storage.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/0f07be01a19e44ab96b3ff1d0a8743d3/blue_crane.png?...

https://integrashare.maps.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/content/items/0f07be01a19e44ab96b3ff1d0a8743d3/dat...

https://arcg.is/09nDeL  - gives error - unable to load image

Ok, so here they are all loaded up from using the top two image link types:

Saved the map https://integrashare.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=6496b86fcdda479d9844dd346a0b7382

It's also in an app; Upon opening the App again, like earlier today, the image custom symbols are there.

ArcGIS Web Application

The tankers and the blue cranes.

So, it's "groundhog day" - will wait and see if these "stick".

I have another map that has the same symbols that I will need to put into those, but I will wait to see if these make it through the night. If you want to register this with Support that's fine - I find it weird that it just started happening.

Thanks so much for your rapid response!

Anything to solve this will help us!

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Peter_Klingman
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Ellen Nodwell‌,

Thanks for the links - I would continue using this format as it links to the image resource rather than the item details page for the image. In a quick test, this link to the item details page shows Unable to load image for me as well. This is expected as it is a link to an HTML web page rather than an image file. 

Web app looks good this morning too. I created a support case for you and an analyst will be in touch ASAP to take a closer look/monitor the issue over a few days. 

Best,

-Peter