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Mapping with ArcGIS Pro by Ryan Malhoski, Amy Rock

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Organizing the Contents pane

Within the Contents pane, the information is organized into a nested or tree structure. The top-level is the name of this particular map. Underneath it are the various layers or files that make up this map, listed in a particular order, determined by the selection chosen under the search box. Since we're viewing our layers by drawing order, these are listed in the order in which they are stacked up to make the map (we'll look at the other options later). Notice that each item has a small triangle to the left, which allows you to expand or collapse each item. Each layer can be expanded to view the symbology for that layer or collapsed to view just the layer name.

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