geospatial GIS mapping maps

Draw order not based on symbology

I am wondering if there is anyway to change the draw order of an individual layer not based on the attribute that is being symbolised.

Basically I have a dataset that is drawing on landuse, but that also has a date field.  When drawing on landuse this is what the draw order is based on – but I would like the draw order to be based on the date field so that the most recent landuse displays on top.

As the map is to be dynamically displayed online I don’t want to use the date field in symbology as it is ugly in the contents as well as having larger overheads in maintenance of the symbology as each time the date is updated the layer will need to be updated with the new date.

So is it possible to have the layer symbolise on the landuse attribute, but be ordered by the date attribute without using a multiple category symbology?

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