Source data for Esri defense and intelligence feature templates. This data is used to create features and derived data products using military symbology.
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The ArcGIS Defense and Intelligence Military Features Data repository is a set of data and test applications for use in ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Runtime. This data is used to create features for planning, operations and intelligence domains based on military symbology specifications such as MIL-STD-2525.

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  • This is the source data for the ArcGIS Defense and Intelligence military feature templates. This data is used to create features and derived data products using military symbology.
  • Provides data files that let you create command and control (C2) operational features based on military symbology specifications MIL-STD-2525C/D in ArcGIS Desktop
  • Provides project/layer packages that include the database schema and sample data for military features
  • Provides symbology style files for displaying and creating military symbology in ArcGIS Desktop
  • Provides additional derived data products for use in ArcGIS Runtime
  • See each version of the standard for more information:



  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.1+
    • If using the Style and Layer Files
  • ArcGIS Runtime 10.2 (or later)
    • If using the Symbol Dictionary Files
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.2+ or ArcGIS Runtime Quartz
    • If using the Stylx Files or Dictionary Renderers


General Help

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Using the Source Data

  • Clone/download the repository
  • Determine the version of the military symbology standard you are using:
  • If using the source data with ArcGIS Runtime Quartz or ArcGIS Pro...
    • If you are using MIL-STD-2525D "Delta" with ArcGIS Pro there is no additional configuration required - this is included with the product
  • If using the source data with ArcGIS Desktop(ArcMap)...
    • Update the local ArcGIS Military Style Files to the latest versions from the repository.
    • Create symbology using the ArcGIS Style Manager or open the provided layer packages to create military features

Test Applications

  • There are several sample/test applications provided for the standalone test/verification/validation of this data.
  • For more information, see the instructions in the test folder.



  • Find a bug or want to request a new feature? Please let us know by submitting an issue.


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