Symbology options and Transparency

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11-04-2010 03:54 AM
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ColinKitto
New Contributor II

I think a great addition to ArcView to aid with presentation would be the ability to allow graduated transparency within all the symbology options.

For example when you are representing quantities through graduated symbols by site location the symbol should gradually become transparent towards the outer edge.

As the sites build up together on the map the merging sites would begin to indicate hotspot of e.g. carbon savings that have been recorded.

At the moment you can only create this affect by using a multiple ring buffer which is fine if you’re only dealing with a relatively small amount of locations. However, if you’re dealing with sites nationwide this becomes virtually impossible.

 

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KathrynDickerson
I could really use this. Spent hours today trying to get a good looking map. Finally had to bite the bullet and select by attributes for every single category and then set the transparency for every single resulting layer. Lots o' mapower lost today.