This page has some illustration and graphics resources, such as patterns, brushes symbols etc. especially for geological figures and mapping.
Inkscape illustration and map resources
- USGS Inkscape pack instructions and download link (contains patterns for geological mapping such as schist, limestone and other things.)
- blank_A2_template_with_layers_v2.svg (right click save link as)
- Symbol Sheet 2016.svg (Geological symbol sheet – right click save link as)
Adobe Illustrator illustration and map resources
These are mostly for adobe illustrator CS5.
- USGS AI pack instructions and download link (contains patterns for geological mapping such as schist, limestone and other things.)
- Symbol Sheet 2016.ai (Geological symbol sheet – right click save link as)
Geological mapping symbols font
font with geological symbols that can be installed on your computer and used in ArcGIS Desktop
Other useful resources and tutorials
- Symbol-Sheet-2016.pdf (Geological symbol sheet in PDF format)
- Keeping a symbols document
A post I wrote about keeping a symbols document in adobe illustrator, Inkscape or whatever graphics software you are using.
- Preparing a topo overlay in ArcGIS desktop
- Digitising a geological map in ArcGIS desktop
- Digitising a hand drawn geological map using inkscape
- Grid paper, stereonets and other printable resources
2 comments on “Illustration and map resources”
Do you have any suggestions for brush patterns for faults and such? I make patterned brushes from the USGS .eps pages, but I find the graphics get stretched in weird ways.
Hi, I remember the line symbols from USGS don’t work straight off the bat in illustrator as brushes.
You can make your own brushes to look like the USGS ones. They should be pattern brushes.
Might be something I follow up on later. Good luck!