Style and create data visualizations

ArcGIS APIs and tools give you the ability to style layers and create meaningful visualizations for maps and scenes. You can style basemap layers, which are composed of vector tile data, or feature layers, which are composed of features. Styling helps tell a story about the data and it helps you build more meaningful applications.

Learn more in the topics below.

Census tracts styled with a dot density renderer to show level of educational attainment


Basemap styles

Learn how to style and display a vector tile basemap layer.

Point, line, and polygon styles

Learn how to style layers with a simple renderer using 2D and 3D symbols.

Data-driven visualization

Learn how to style layers based on data values using different renderers and symbols.

3D visualization

Learn about specific types of 3D symbols and visualizations.




Basemap layer service

Access streets, satellite, and other basemap styles for maps and scenes.

Feature service

Add, update, delete, and query feature data.

API support

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  • 1. Define renderers with JavaScript.
  • 2. Supports web scenes only.

Different APIs have different levels of support for data-driven visualization.

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