Making a color palette for a style
I downloaded a text file of colors generated by this page: http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/. I wanted to take the colors and make it into a palette in a style. Can I take a txt formated like so:
cloudy blue #acc2d9
dark pastel green #56ae57
electric lime #a8ff04
And import it somehow? Or do I need to enter them one by one?
Mapping Center Answer:
It's not just a matter of easy import unfortunately. This isn't saying that you can't do it, just saying that it's a bit of tedious work for you. The colors that you are listing from the website that you provided are listed as mostly custom names (from that website survey results) and the values are strings that represent a RGB value. Both mean that you will have additional steps which will almost feel like the 'one by one' approach.
If you start with of the exisiting RGB styles in ArcGIS - like Web216 or Win256 you'll probably be further ahead. The styles contain only the color folder using the RGB color model. Work with one of the these in ArcMap and start replacing the colors and populating the style with the new names and the RGB values. This step you will have to do after you convert all the string values to the numeric form for the R,G,B fields. Save the Style.
If you would like to post a comment, please login.