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Offline Glenn

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Cartographic symbols
« on: May 12, 2012, 09:47:13 am »
Does anyone know of a (cheap or free) source for simple cartographic symbols, trees, slopes, rocks, ruins, buildings etc. I would like to create a free hand-sketch, scan it to whatever, then add the symbols to illustrate the sketch map. There used to be a free down load map making app, but I can'f find it! Many thanks,

Glenn
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Re: Cartographic symbols
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 10:08:22 am »
Hi Glenn,

I think the OSM currently uses these symbols:
http://www.sjjb.co.uk/mapicons/contactsheet#landuse

But they're a bit limited in terms of rocks, ruins etc.

Also, Wikimedia Commons might be useful:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Symbols_on_maps
In particular,
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Symbols_for_hydrogeological_maps

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Re: Cartographic symbols
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 09:43:47 am »
Hi Glenn,

I had a play in the past with one I found off the British Orienteering web-site, if there's anything of use here

http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=58#cartographic_software

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Re: Cartographic symbols
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 10:12:48 pm »
Here you go =) http://www.caves.brandonkowallis.com/Pages/Resources.html look under cartographic resources

I usually use Walls (free from Texas Cavers http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/sponsored_sites/tss/Walls/index.html) and then put it into Illustrator and sketch it all in.

I will say I've ended up making my own cartography symbols in Illustrator, just google how to make symbols and brushes for lots of step by steps.
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Re: Cartographic symbols
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 08:47:13 am »
Many thanks for all your repliees. I'll check them out later in the week when I get home - the internet around here is very slow - even for wet string!

Cheers,

Glenn
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