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I'm doing some local amateur mapping in Illustrator. So far I have been unsuccessful in finding a royalty-free Illustrator symbol library with a decent set of cartographic symbols. I've seen articles pointing to the IAN symbol libraries but their symbol range is limited.

Does anyone know where I might find a good cartographic symbol library for Illustrator?

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We have thrown around the idea of sharing Illustrator symbol and graphic style libraries in the past; but nothing has ever come of it. Maybe we need to revisit the idea. Beyond sharing, there is a basic set of 80 commmon cartographic clip art symbols on the Cartagram website which might be suitable for your project. Erin



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We have a lot more storage space now on the server so it might be an interesting idea now.

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Director of Design and Web Applications: ALK Technologies Inc.
Owner: Springer Cartographics LLC


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This would be a nice resource. I am willing to contribute.

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Another resource.

http://www.nps.gov/h...map-symbols.htm
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http://structure.har...s/map patterns/

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All of those are very useful, especially the park symbols. Thanks.

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What about fonts? Beyond Carta, there are many fonts with symbolic glyphs. Linotype Holiday Pi is just one example.
I realize you were asking for royalty-free, but perhaps you have some symbolic fonts that came bundled free with various software and you might not have thought to look through them.

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Bundesbahn Pi and SignPix are a couple of commercial fonts that have a lot of symbols.

http://www.fonts.com....htm?pid=242652

http://www.fonts.com....htm?pid=243450

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Hello guys,

My first post in this interresting forum !! :rolleyes:

Ok here we go with a couple of links :

- Interresting TTF map symbol collection : Paris PC Consult
U can use them as font, but personnally i prefer to zoom in the PDF files, copy to clipboard and vectorize the appropraite symbole with Flash. Very clean result

- Here an other symbol font collection (the well known Dafont site) : DaFont (Dingbats section)

Regards

EDIT : first link updated !

Edited by Drifter, 10 June 2007 - 09:18 AM.





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