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Mapping with ArcGIS Pro by Ryan Malhoski, Amy Rock

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Color schemes in ArcGIS Pro

In addition to selecting individual colors, ArcGIS Pro also provides a selection of color schemes (also called color ramps), which you can use as is or customize to suit your needs. Continuous schemes are used with continuous data, such as Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), hillshades, or other surfaces. Discrete schemes are continuous schemes with specific color stops, great for sequential and diverging schemes in choropleth maps.

Random schemes are good for qualitative datasets and save time when you need an array of colors of similar values. Multi-part schemes are layered ramps composed of continuous, discrete, and/or random ramps. Two ramps can be combined to make a diverging scheme, or multiple ramps (up to ...

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