Symbols display real-world objects in meaningful ways to those who use charts for navigation. ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting uses Nautical Symbology and feature class representations to apply symbology. The following steps describe how to automate the process of symbolizing the features that compose a nautical chart.
To automate symbology, the first task is to complete is calculating nautical symbology. Once calculating symbology has completed, you can apply a preconfigured view, which will set up label classes and properties, set the layer list draw order, and many other layer properties.
Symbols are used to display real-world objects in a way that is meaningful to those who use charts for navigation. The ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting uses tools in the Nautical Symbology toolbar and feature class representations to apply symbology.
- Start ArcMap.
- Open the product map document if necessary.
Ensure all layers to be symbolized have been added to the map document.
For example, features from the CartographicFeatures feature dataset.
- In the Table Of Contents window, click the List By Drawing Order button.
- Ensure you are in the appropriate edit version for all feature classes to calculate symbology.
- Select all layers in the Table Of Contents window .
- On the Nautical Symbology toolbar, click Symbology > Calculate (All).
Representation rules and text fields are assigned to all features.