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Mapping with ArcGIS Pro by Ryan Malhoski, Amy Rock

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Point symbols

Point symbols can be used to represent actual point features, something that occurs at a single location, or as a proxy for an area feature. The scale of the map plays a large role in defining what counts as a single location, but can also determine whether or not an area feature is represented as a point. The most obvious example of the latter is probably cities. Depending on the scale and purpose of your map, you might choose to represent the actual urban expanse, or you might represent different sized cities with different sized circles, as we saw in our example in Chapter 4Typographic Principles.

In our example, we'll practice with schools, which are almost always represented as point features, except in detailed building ...

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