Theme Options for Point Feature Layers
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 

To set styling options for point features

  1. Create a theme for a point feature layer.
  2. In the Theme Points dialog box, the default Style Range shows the styles that will be used for each rule. To change them, click
  3. In the Style Point dialog box, change any of the following:
    • For Symbol, click and choose a symbol or browse to a symbol file.
    • For Size Context, choose Device Space or Map Space and then select the type of units to measure the point symbols.

      In Device Space, you specify symbol widths and heights in screen units. Available units are Points, Inches, Millimeters, or Centimeters.

      In Map Space, you specify symbol widths and heights in Mapping Coordinate System(MCS) units. Available units are Inches, Feet, Yards, Miles, Millimeters, Centimeters, Meters, and Kilometers.

      If you choose Device Space, symbols remain the same size during a zoom. If you choose Map Space, symbols remain the same size relative to the map. For example, if you make a symbol .1 miles in map units, it will measure .1 miles no matter what zoom level you set.

    • Set the size range for the point symbols (width and height). The smallest size will be used for the objects in the lowest scale range and the largest size will be used for the objects in the highest scale range. You can enter a number or use an expression to set size.
    • For Fill Color Range and Edge Color Range, specify the beginning and ending colors for the theme. The intermediate colors will be calculated automatically, but you can adjust them.
    • Choose a Rotation Range for the symbols from the list, or use an expression to set rotation.
  4. Click OK twice.