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The [[OSGeo Cartographic Library]] and all software projects obviously need a '''free''' map symbol set.
 
The [[OSGeo Cartographic Library]] and all software projects obviously need a '''free''' map symbol set.
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== Mailing List ==
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This topic along with the [[OSGeo icon set]] (Toolbar button icons) are discussed on the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/graphics Graphics mailing list]
  
 
== Available Material ==
 
== Available Material ==
  
* GRASS GUI icons: [http://robert.szczepanek.pl/icons.php visual dictionary]
 
 
* Free map symbol sets from GFOSS.it: [http://www.gfoss.it/drupal/simboli Simboli cartografici]: trees, geology, meteorology  and north arrows
 
* Free map symbol sets from GFOSS.it: [http://www.gfoss.it/drupal/simboli Simboli cartografici]: trees, geology, meteorology  and north arrows
  
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* [http://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/browser/trunk/qgis/images QGIS's symbols]
 
* [http://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/browser/trunk/qgis/images QGIS's symbols]
  
* [http://www.gpsdrive.de GpsDrive] and [http://www.openstreetmap.org OpenStreetMap] maintain a repository of c. '''''hundreds''''' of Point Of Interest (POI) rasterized and SVG symbol icons under a permissive OSS license. Things like "banks" and "hospitals" are very well covered.
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* [http://www.gpsdrive.de GpsDrive] and [http://www.openstreetmap.org OpenStreetMap] maintain a repository of over one '''''thousand''''' Point Of Interest (POI) rasterized and SVG symbol icons under a permissive OSS license. Things like "banks" and "hospitals" are very well covered.
 
: see http://www.gpsdrive.de/development/map-icons/overview.en.shtml
 
: see http://www.gpsdrive.de/development/map-icons/overview.en.shtml
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:: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Symbol_Rendering
 
:: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Tags_to_Symbols_Mapping
 
:: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Tags_to_Symbols_Mapping
 
:: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Osmarender/Symbols
 
:: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Osmarender/Symbols
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** National Park Service (public domain) http://www.nps.gov/hfc/carto/map-symbols.htm
 
** National Park Service (public domain) http://www.nps.gov/hfc/carto/map-symbols.htm
 
** Arc symbols for wildland fire (public domain?) http://gis.nwcg.gov/gstop_symbol.html  
 
** Arc symbols for wildland fire (public domain?) http://gis.nwcg.gov/gstop_symbol.html  
 
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** US Geologic Survey (public domain) [http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/topomapsymbols.pdf Topo Symbols]
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** BLM [http://www.blm.gov/nstc/mapstandards/intlsym.html International Recreation Symbols]
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** [http://www.fgdc.gov/HSWG/ref_pages/DownloadSymbols_ref.htm Emergency Management] (Homeland Security Working Group of FGDC)
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** FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/fgdc_gds/geolsymstd/download.php
  
 
* GeoServer default SLDs: http://svn.codehaus.org/geoserver/trunk/configuration/release/styles/ (useful?)
 
* GeoServer default SLDs: http://svn.codehaus.org/geoserver/trunk/configuration/release/styles/ (useful?)
 
: updated URL? http://svn.codehaus.org/geoserver/trunk/data/release/styles/
 
: updated URL? http://svn.codehaus.org/geoserver/trunk/data/release/styles/
 
* AtlasStyler collection of SE symbols and SVGs: http://en.geopublishing.org/openmapsymbols/
 
* AtlasStyler collection of SE symbols and SVGs: http://en.geopublishing.org/openmapsymbols/
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* IAN Symbol Libraries SVG FREE http://ian.umces.edu/symbols/
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* Open Icon Library - a free and open Icon collection, PNG: http://openiconlibrary.sourceforge.net/
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* Map Icons Collection, (CC BY SA 3.0): http://mapicons.nicolasmollet.com/
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* [http://www.opencpn.org OpenCPN]'s collection of SVG sources + XPM, and PNG marker symbols ([http://opencpn.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=opencpn/opencpn;a=tree;f=src/bitmaps git repo]; GPL >= v2)
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* [http://underdark.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/google-road-symbols-for-qgis/ Google Road Symbols for QGIS]
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* [http://thenounproject.com/ The Noun Project] (various sets as CC BY, CC0, Public Domain)
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* [http://www.mapbox.com/maki/ Maki symbols from Mapbox] (97 .svg POI symbols in 3 sizes, BSD licensed)
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* [http://github.com/gmgeo/osmic Osmic (OSM Icons)] (130+ SVG symbols (some in 2 sizes), CC0 licensed + icon font, SIL OFL licensed)
  
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=== Related Material ===
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* See also [[OSGeo icon set]] - (Toolbar button icons)
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* GRASS GUI icons: [http://robert.szczepanek.pl/icons.php visual dictionary] (Toolbar button icons)
  
 
== Other Technology==
 
== Other Technology==
  
(please keep focus on free as in freedom technologies)
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(please keep focus on free as in freedom technologies which we can distribute and make use of without barriers)
  
 
Microsoft has a [http://www.aaronlerch.com/blog/2007/09/01/symbol-server-transaction-manager/ symbol server]
 
Microsoft has a [http://www.aaronlerch.com/blog/2007/09/01/symbol-server-transaction-manager/ symbol server]
 
 
  
 
== Symbol Availability ==
 
== Symbol Availability ==
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''see also the GpsDrive/OpenStreetMap matrix above''
 
''see also the GpsDrive/OpenStreetMap matrix above''
  
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* '''The preferred interchange format is SVG'''.
 
* '''The preferred interchange format is SVG'''.
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* QGIS has a way of swapping fill color on SVG if you [http://www.sourcepole.com/svg-symbols-in-qgis-with-modifiable-colors add some tags]
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* How to convert [http://www.ehow.com/how_7159964_switch-font-file-svg-file.html Fonts to SVG]
  
 
== Interested people ==
 
== Interested people ==
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* [[User:darkblue_b|Brian Hamlin]]
 
* [[User:darkblue_b|Brian Hamlin]]
 
* [[Milena_Nowotarska|Milena Nowotarska]]
 
* [[Milena_Nowotarska|Milena Nowotarska]]
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* [[User:AndersSweden|Anders Söderman]]
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* [[User:mdiener|Michael Diener]]
  
 
[[Category: Software Stack]]
 
[[Category: Software Stack]]
 
[[Category: Public Geospatial Data Committee]]
 
[[Category: Public Geospatial Data Committee]]

Latest revision as of 12:24, 7 September 2015

Motivation

The OSGeo Cartographic Library and all software projects obviously need a free map symbol set.

Mailing List

This topic along with the OSGeo icon set (Toolbar button icons) are discussed on the Graphics mailing list

Available Material

  • Free map symbol sets from GFOSS.it: Simboli cartografici: trees, geology, meteorology and north arrows
  • GpsDrive and OpenStreetMap maintain a repository of over one thousand Point Of Interest (POI) rasterized and SVG symbol icons under a permissive OSS license. Things like "banks" and "hospitals" are very well covered.
see http://www.gpsdrive.de/development/map-icons/overview.en.shtml
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Symbol_Rendering
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Tags_to_Symbols_Mapping
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Osmarender/Symbols
updated URL? http://svn.codehaus.org/geoserver/trunk/data/release/styles/

Related Material

Other Technology

(please keep focus on free as in freedom technologies which we can distribute and make use of without barriers)

Microsoft has a symbol server

Symbol Availability

see also the GpsDrive/OpenStreetMap matrix above

Symbol GFOSS.it GRASS OSGEO QGIS
Community
School NA
Recreation Centre NA
Emergency Services
Hospital NA
Police station NA
Fire station NA
Ambulance NA
Basic NA
Arrow yes NA
Box yes NA
Circle yes NA
Extras NA
Compass Yes NA
Airport Yes NA
Target yes NA
Dive Flag yes NA
Transportation
Information Centre NA
Bus Stop NA
Picnic Area NA

Format

  • The preferred interchange format is SVG.
  • QGIS has a way of swapping fill color on SVG if you add some tags
  • How to convert Fonts to SVG

Interested people