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Standard Symbology and style for Marine/Habitat and Geological Mapping

February 03 2011 | 2 comments
Categories: Symbology

I would like to know the standard symbology and style for marine or habitat mapping like mangroove, seagrass, coral reef, benthose et al and also for geological map like mud, sand over rock,deep water mud etc.

I have been trying to make a standard template in gis
but somehow it feels it's not working.

Your help in this regard is highly appreciated.

With Regards

Mapping Center Answer:

The USGS has a couple of publications that relate to their 1:24,000 scale topographic map series. They are documented here: http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/nmpstds/qmapstds.html. Look for the links near the bottom for these two documents:

  • Part 5: Publication Symbols, Standards for 1:24,000- and 1:25,000-Scale Quadrangle Maps (119 p., 1,270KB, PDF)
  • Part 6: Publication Symbols, Standards for 1:24,000- and 1:25,000-Scale Quadrangle Maps (30 p., 2,481KB, PDF)

Symbols are included for rock reef, coral reef, rock(s) awash, shoal, foreshore flat, mud flat, mangrove, swamp and marsh, submerged swamp and marsh, sand dunes, sand in open water, and more. You may find what you need here. Many of these pattern fills and symbols are available with the software.

Thanks posted by Mohammed Ayub on Feb 8 2011 4:06AM
Thanks for the information looks very good to start working on the symbols and styles
Happy to help! posted by Aileen Buckley on Feb 8 2011 9:49AM
That's what I am here for!

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