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Can You Assign Different Colors to Areas NOT based on their Attributes?

Question asked by RenoGregory on Mar 20, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2019 by sboden-esristaff

I have a shape file with a bunch of polygons bordering each other (think like a bunch of counties in a state). I would like to shade them in different colors so you can differentiate them easy. However, these different colors do not need to be based on any attribute whatsoever. How can I do this in ArcMap?

 

If you're confused what I mean, think like the typical state map like this. The states are all different colors so you can differentiate them, but the colors have no inherent meaning. They only use 4 to 5 colors, so you don't get a rainbow map. Is there a name for this type of color scheme?

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