multilayer symbol

A multilayer symbol is a symbol type often used for symbols that require more than a single label. For example, military symbols require multiple adornments and text to display in predefined positions around a base symbol; therefore multilayer symbols are often used to represent military symbols, because each layer in the multilayer symbol can contain one or a group of these adornments or text items. Multilayer symbols are accessed through multilayer symbol classes and follow the ArcGIS Pro symbol model. These symbols can come from a mobile style file, a dictionary renderer, a mobile map package, and a feature service that uses advanced symbology in other parts of ArcGIS. You can also build your own multilayer symbols for points, lines, and polygons in the map. This is also known as advanced symbols and multilayer (advanced) symbols. This differs from simple symbol.

Related terms

  • simple symbol
  • advanced symbology
  • dictionary renderer
  • rule engine
  • style file

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