ESRI Mapping Center has some Style
Take a minute to check out the ESRI Mapping Centers' ArcGIS Styles page and you will see that we have included graphics of the contents of the styles you can download. The center is easy to browse and you can download any style or symbolset to use in ArcGIS. Ofcourse, some of the symbols will be a little hard to see in their full glory in these screen captures (for example, marker symbols that are bigger than the space allotted in the ArcMap Style Manager large thumbnail view.) However, you can still get a good idea of the contents.
Here's a couple examples to whet your appetite:
Elevation color ramps for different biomes. download ShadeMax
Set of light shades of a variety of hues. download Subtle Artist Light Colors
Set of colors for maps for the color deficient. download Color Deficient
View all the styles, plus models, scripts, expressions and more at the ESRI Mapping Center ArcGIS Resources Gateway
Also, just advertised, and to be added soon to the MapCenter Resource Page are National Park Service (NPS) symbol sets.
You can download these today from the NPS Harpers Ferry Center.
It is available there for download in a multitude of formats:
Recreation pictographs, north arrows, bar scales, road shields, etc.
- Adobe Acrobat PDF (268k – July 2006).
- Adobe Illustrator (1.4 MB – July 2006 Adobe Illustrator CS2 format).
Pictographs for accessibility, winter recreation, water recreation, etc.
- Adobe Acrobat PDF (200k – July 2006).
- Adobe Illustrator (1.0 MB – July 2006 Adobe Illustrator CS2 format).
NPS symbols are free and in the public domain. They derive from Ultimate Symbol Collection, a commercial product that offers hundreds of additional symbols.
TrueType Font Symbols
Fonts include both the Map Symbols and Other Symbols shown above.
Includes both the Map Symbols and Other Symbols shown above.
- ESRI.style (748k – November 2007).
Lava/reef, sand, swamp, and tree patterns (accessed as a swatch library in Adobe Illustrator CS or later).
- Adobe Illustrator (448k – July 2006 Adobe Illustrator CS format).
There's lots of great options out there! Try a new style today!
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