You can now display your numeric attributed data using Pie maps. Use the Base Symbology tool to choose which attributes from your vector file you're interested in, then represent the proportions of these components with colored pie slices. Size the pies proportionally or use a fixed size, customize colors, labels, position and formatting. This is a great way to display demographics data from the US Census, sample concentrations from your recent field season, or even geographically-varying survey responses.
To create a Pie Map:
- Click Home | New Map | Base | Base if you have vector data (such as SHP or DXF). Or click Home | New Map | Base | Base from Data if your data is in a text file (such as XLSX, CSV, or DAT).
- In the Import dialog, select your file that contains attributes, and click Open.
- In the Contents window, click the Base(vector) layer to select it.
- In the Contents window, click the General tab.
- Click the Edit Symbology button.
- In the Symbology dialog, select the Pie Chart symbology
- In the righthand Attributes section:
- Click the green plus next to the attributes you wish to have represented by pie slices. You will need to select at least two attributes.
- Click in the color window next to that attribute to choose a new color or fill for that attribute's pie slice. The pie border line properties can also be selected here.
- Click the red X next to selected attributes to remove that data from the pie map.
- In the lefthand Properties section:
- In the General section, edit the Start angle and Offset position of the pie
- In the Pie Size section, choose Fixed or Proportional sizing
- In the Pie Labels section, set your desired label format preference
- In the Leader Lines section, set the formatting properties for leader lines.
- Click OK or Apply to draw the pie map,
Updated September 2020