In this first (of four) short blogs I’ll be experimenting with the basics of symbolising line features. It might seem simple, and it often is when you only have a single non-overlapping line to symbolise, but what if you have multiple coincident lines? Then the problem becomes more complicated but simplicity remains the key for clarity.
During our time working at home during the pandemic, I used a GPS receiver to capture all of the morning and evening walks we enjoyed with our dog, Wisley. In total, that’s 730 routes captured, and using ArcGIS Pro there’s a multitude of ways to slice and dice the routes, and ways in which we can symbolise them.
In this first short video I explore how we might symbolise each line so they stack into a coherent whole. I also emphasise how definition queries remain a great way of highlighting certain aspects of data, which we can symbolise using different colours (hues) that relate to the selection.
Until then, happy mapping!