Apartment Landmark Symbology
Is there a landmark symbology for apartment complexes in the Community Basemap program? The closest match I see right now is retail/commercial. If not, can you suggest one?
Mapping Center Answer:
Currently, there is no landmark symbology for apartment complexes in the Community Basemap program.
One suggestion might be to use a residential land use color (typically yellow). Depending on the density of the apartment complex you can transition from a yellow color (for low density) to an orange-brown (for high density). If the apartment complex is mixed use (both residential and commercial) you can differentiate it further by using a cross hatch pattern or something similar.
One thing to note is that in the Topographic Community Basemap, we use yellow to symbolize religious centers (including cemeteries), and brown to represent government facilities. Therefore, your choices for symbolizing residential areas, such as apartment complexes, should be distinct enough to distinguish these features from one another.
For example, one option for an apartment complex landmark color is RGB 245,216,122. It has yellow in it but with a combination of orange. This way, the apartment complexes will not get confused with religious facilities or government facilities.
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