Data-driven visualization

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

Styles and data visualization

A renderer defines which symbols are applied to each feature. In the case of a data-driven visualization, the symbol is always determined based on a data (or attribute) value returned from a field in the data layer, or from a value returned from an Arcade expression.

  • Field value (and optional normalization field) - Field values can determine the visual properties of the symbol. Visualizations created with field values can be persisted in web maps/scenes and exported to JSON.
  • Arcade expression - An expression evaluating to a number or text value. This expression may be persisted and shared to items on ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise portal. Visualizations created with Arcade expressions can be persisted in web maps/scenes and exported to JSON.

Unique types

Learn how to visualize data by categories.

Class breaks

Learn how to classify data by discrete numeric ranges.

Visual variables

Learn how to communicate potential relationships between two or more data attributes using multiple visual variables.

Time

Learn how to visualize dates as a timeline or an age relative to another date.

Multivariate

Learn how to visualize two or more data attributes with the same renderer.

Predominance

Learn how to visualize the predominant value among a set of competing attributes (or subcategories).

Dot density

Learn how to visualize the density of subcategories of a count or population.

Relationship

Learn how to visualize the potential relationship between two numeric attributes using a blend of two color ramps.

Tutorials

Services

Feature service

Add, update, delete, and query feature data.

API support

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

Unique typesClass breaksVisual variablesTimeMultivariatePredominanceDot densityRelationship
ArcGIS API for JavaScriptFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for AndroidFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedNot supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for iOSFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedNot supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for JavaFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedNot supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for .NETFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedNot supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for QtFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedNot supportedFully supported
ArcGIS API for PythonFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedNot supportedFully supported
Full supportPartial support (see notes)Not supported

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