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Mapping with ArcGIS Pro by Ryan Malhoski, Amy Rock

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Arranging layers

At first glance, it may appear that you only have one map layer displayed in the map view. This is because both the Counties and State Outline layers contain polygon features, and both files are currently using solid shading. When this happens, the polygons on top will obscure features underneath:

  1. Deselect the checkbox next to Counties to turn off the layer. When you turn off the layer, you should see the Illinois outline layer. Turn the Counties layer back on.
Note that beyond the layers in the Contents pane, it says Drawing Order. ArcGIS Pro renders your data from bottom to top, as if it were a stack of maps. The order in which the items appear in the Contents pane determines the order in which the layers are drawn. Some ...

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