Web mapping tools for the NPS
The NPMap suite of web map tools enables NPS employees and partners to tell the story of the nation's most cherished places using innovative mapping techniques and technologies. Maps built using NPMap Builder, Park Tiles, NPMap.js, and the NPMap Symbol Library make these places come alive for visitors to our national parks.
Park Tiles is a suite of online basemaps designed to fit the National Park Service’s graphic identity. Built with simplicity and flexibility in mind, Park Tiles basemaps can be used as stand-alone reference maps, or customized web maps with additional data overlays. Park Tiles uses data from NPS national enterprise datasets to depict features within park boundaries. Outside of park boundaries, Park Tiles relies on OpenStreetMap data to provide additional context. While Park Tiles is only available to National Park Service employees for use in the agency's digital products, it provides an important way to share information with visitors.
NPMap Symbol Library
The NPMap Symbol Library is the National Park Service’s web map icon set. The Symbol Library has a clear and distinctive graphic identity that is based on the map symbols developed by the Harpers Ferry Center for its print brochure maps. Each of the pictographic symbols has been carefully adapted to address legibility and accessibility needs specific to the web. This attention to detail helps us provide a clear window into the large number of amenities, services, and attractions offered by our national parks.
Last updated: February 5, 2019