OSGeo map symbol set

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Motivation

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

Available Material

  • Free map symbol sets from GFOSS.it: Simboli cartografici: trees, geology, meteorology and north arrows
  • GpsDrive and 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.
see http://www.gpsdrive.de/development/map-icons/overview.en.shtml
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Tags_to_Symbols_Mapping
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Osmarender/Symbols
  • ...

Other Technology

(please keep focus on free as in freedom technologies)

Microsoft has a symbol server


Symbol Availability

Symbol GFOSS.it GRASS OSGEO
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

Interested people