ArcGIS Pro offers a few ways to show an area of interest for your data, including visibility ranges, definition queries, and range. To visualize your data as a dynamic range, you can use any layer, or set of layers, that contain numeric, nondate fields. Once you define the range properties for your layer, an interactive, on-screen slider is used to explore the data through a range you customized. For example, you may want to visualize specific floors in a building, show only the neighborhoods with a minimum level of crime, or view specific ranges of salinity and temperature in a multidimensional oceanographic netCDF dataset.
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Define range properties for a layer
You must set the range properties of a layer to interactively explore data using the range slider. This means selecting a single field, such as FloorNumber or PropertyValue, that contains the values. The chosen field must return a number. You can configure multiple ranges for a single layer, but only a single range can be active in the map at a time.
Range properties can be set using any numerical field stored in the attribute fields for the following layer types:
- Feature class
- Mosaic dataset
- NetCDF layers
- Image Service
- Feature Service
Supported numeric formats
- Integer (short or long)
- Float (single or double)
Example range video
Watch this short video utilizing the range slider to view your data. This is a helpful introduction to get started using range.