This item is now in mature support. Military Overlay solution functionality is now found on the ArcGIS Solutions for Defense site. For more information about mature support, please visit the Esri Product Life Cycle page.


Military Overlay

Military Overlay can be used to create overlays with standard military symbols, by using and adapting existing feature templates.

The Military Overlay is supplied as a project template for ArcGIS Pro. The Military Overlay is a solution for creating and sharing military overlays. It allows you to:

  • Create military standard symbols quickly by using and 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.

Requirement Description
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 or later (Basic or higher)
GIS Service Hosting
  • ArcGIS Server 10.4 or later (Standard or Advanced)

What you get

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

File Folder Description ArcGIS Pro Folder containing an ArcGIS Pro project template and schema-only layer packages to get you started with Military Overlay workflows.
Resources Supporting files for Military Overlay.

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.

Date Description
September 2017
  • Includes Military Overlay 2525D and Military Overlay 2525B Change 2 layer packages.
June 2017
  • Support for Maps, Layouts, Geodatabases, Feature Templates, and Task Items for MIL-STD-2525D and MIL-STD-2525B Change 2
  • A plug-in is no longer required to support MIL-STD-2525B Change 2
  • The Military Symbol Editor is now available for download independently
  • Support for MIL-STD-2525D
  • Updates to task workflows
  • Support for MIL-STD-2525D
  • Updates Military Symbol Editor Add-In version 1.1.0
1.1.0 with 2525B Change 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 template's ReadMe file.
  • Includes Military Symbol Editor add-in version 0.1.0
  • Support for MIL-STD-2525D
  • Support for MIL-STD-2525D
  • Updates and issues addressed for Military Overlay geodatabase schema
  • Support for MIL-STD-2525D

Get started with Military Overlay