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

  • 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/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/
  • Add more here ...

Other Technology

(please keep focus on free as in freedom technologies)

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.

Interested people