Military Overlay

The Military Overlay template is supplied as a project template for ArcGIS Pro. It is complemented by the Military Symbol Editor, which is supplied as an add-in for ArcGIS Pro.

The Military Overlay template is a solution for creating and sharing military overlays. It allows you to:

  • Create military standard symbols quickly using the Military Symbol Editor or by adapting existing feature templates.
  • Create a military overlay with military standard symbols.
  • Share the overlay as either a static image or a web map.


Military Overlay requires specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS platform can be found on the Support website.

Military Overlay is supported on ArcGIS Pro 1.2 and 1.3

Requirement Description
  • Editing workflows in ArcGIS Pro
  • Authoring maps in ArcGIS Pro
  • Producing maps in ArcGIS Pro
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS Pro
GIS Service Hosting
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server or later, Standard or Advanced (with an enterprise or workgroup geodatabase)

What you get

When you download the Military Overlay template, the download includes the following:

Directory Item Description
MilitaryOverlay MilitaryOverlay.aptx A project template that allows you to create a new ArcGIS Pro project with the geodatabase schema and feature templates to create an overlay.
MilitarySymbolEditorAddIn MilitarySymbolEditor.esriAddInX An ArcGIS Pro add-in that lets you create military symbols.

What's new

Below are the release notes for Military Overlay. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you'd like to get help from other military and intelligence community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Version Description
  • Support for ArcGIS Pro 1.3
  • Updates made to task workflows
  • Certified for ArcGIS Pro 1.3
  • Updates Military Symbol Editor Add-In version 1.1.0 for ArcGIS Pro 1.3
1.1.0 with 2525B Change 2
  • Support for ArcGIS Pro 1.2
  • Updates made to support both MIL-STD-2525D and MIL-STD-2525B Change 2, including a new pair of Maps, Layouts, Geodatabases, and Task Items that correspond to MIL-STD-2525D and MIL-STD-2525B Change 2.
  • A plug-in is required to support MIL-STD-2525B Change 2 in ArcGIS Pro 1.2. You can find these steps in the Install the Template page.
  • Includes Military Symbol Editor add-In version 0.1.0 for ArcGIS Pro 1.2
  • Support for ArcGIS Pro 1.2
  • Updates and bug fixes to Military Overlay geodatabase schema
  • Support for ArcGIS Pro 1.2

Known Issues

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Automated deployment options

With ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, users can now automate the deployment of this solution in their ArcGIS organization. Follow a few simple steps to quickly deploy the solution, configure it, and load your data when necessary.