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Map Symbols & Patterns for NPS Maps
This page contains the standard cartographic symbols and patterns used on National Park Service maps.
Recreation pictographs, north arrows, bar scales, road shields, etc.
Pictographs for accessibility, winter recreation, water recreation, etc.
NPS symbols are free and in the public domain. They derive from Ultimate Symbol Collection, a commercial product that offers hundreds of additional symbols.
TrueType Font Symbols
Fonts include both the Map Symbols and Other Symbols shown above.
NPS Style for ArcGIS
Link below to ESRI Mapping Center - ArcGIS Resources.
- ESRI.style (March 2012)
Lava/reef, sand, swamp, and tree patterns (accessed as a swatch library in Adobe Illustrator CS or later).
- Adobe Illustrator (448k – July 2006 Adobe Illustrator CS format)