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01 Jan, 2019 12:25 AM

Looking for URL's to assign icons in the Marker window.
Kobe, this is for Rob at WBC, thanks

  1. 1 Posted by Rob Labs on 01 Jan, 2019 12:46 AM

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    From another thread on CalTopo — http://help.caltopo.com/discussions/maps/1298-sourcing-usgs-nps-and...

    Landon asked

    I am having difficulty finding a site that has downloadable icons used by USGS, NPS, and USFS, any suggestions?

    The Federal agencies publish icons in various formats

    NPS Symbol Library

    USFS FSTopo Fonts

    • The USFS has packaged all of their symbols as Fonts
    • This is way tricker to use than raw SVG's.
      • I have been successful in annotating PDFs with these Fonts, but you'll have to figure out the mapping between your keyboard and the FSFonts.



    • The USGS has excellent tech support and a nationwide Map Liaison team. I think a well round of discussions with them to encourage open source of their icons would be great. I would love to get a symbology for dry lake, or wash or spring for use maps.
    • I am still looking for good published SVG vector fonts. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics.
    • In the meantime, I am doing microsurgey on raw PDFs to extract my own SVGs.

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