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Symbology/ESRI font

December 11 2008 | 4 comments

Is there a reference book (or online source) for all these symbols? I find myself spending too much time searching for symbols that I know exist but I'm not sure which ESRI font type to look in.

Mapping Center Answer:

As a matter of fact, there is a very good resource that you can look at for the symbology.  This PDF contains graphics for all the Symbol Libraries:


Update for Symbology Library posted by Spencer Larson on Dec 17 2008 4:55PM
First off good question. That link above only represents from the year 2004, theres alot of new added symbology since then., is there a more recent list? For example the Civic Symbology has a lot of new symbols but I don't seem them in the Civic symbology PDF. We need an update.
To see symbols in a style posted by Aileen Buckley on Dec 22 2008 2:51PM
If you want to view the newer symbology, the only quick fix would be to run the Style Dump sample application and either print the output or export it to PDF.
Am I doing something wrong? posted by Mamie Anding on Aug 31 2010 1:57PM
I do not get all of the symbology when I use the Style Dump tool. I don't get any of the themed symbology sets - 3D Basic, Caves, Crime Analysis, etc. Am I doing something wrong?

I am looking for a traffic camera symbol. Does one exist in any of the symbol sets?

Doing something wrong? Not really. posted by Jaynya Richards on Aug 31 2010 3:33PM
One of the things that isn't clear about the StyleDump application is that it is really for ArcGIS version 9.3 or earlier. It wasn't designed for use with ArcGIS version 10. Another issue is that the 3D symbols are not going to show up well as a dump to a pdf file. So, what you are left with is the choice to print a single category from a style or "all" in the style for each of the symbol types (marker,lines,fills,etc). As far as searching for a traffic-camera, there isn't one in the collection at this time.

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