00006: Layer's symbology is not supported

Your map layer is using an unsupported map symbology option. The symbology option is not supported because the symbology type can affect drawing performance.


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The layer's symbology option defines how each map layer portrays a dataset in the map display. When you create a map layer in ArcMap, you have options for specifying how the information in your layer will be portrayed. This is sometimes referred to as a map renderer.

For example, when displaying polygons, you can fill them with colors, patterns, or icons. You can draw the polygon boundaries using various line symbols or use cartographic representations to apply special effects. You can draw charts within each polygon or use dot density fills, and much more.

Many of these portrayals use advanced symbology that is cartographically complex and requires more time to generate a map display. Hence, not all symbology options are supported for basemap layers and optimized map services. Many of the unsupported, advanced symbology options are used to show quantities or values for features.

Here is a list of map renderers that are not supported for basemap layers and optimized map services:

Alternatively, you can redefine the map layer to use simpler map symbology that will provide higher performance. The following lists outline symbology options that are supported for feature layers and raster layers:

Supported symbology options for features

Supported symbology options for raster data

You can find alternative ways of expressing quantities in statistical maps. For example, for more information about feature displays, see About symbolizing data to represent quantity where you can read about using color or graduated symbols to show quantity.

For more information on raster display, see Renderers used to display raster data.