Cartographic Concepts and Resources

Maps communicate through abstraction. Map symbology like icons, colour choices, and  legends are central to map design. Here you will find information on cartographic methods to create attractive maps.

BC MSRM ARC/INFO and ArcView Symbology

The BC Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management has developed its own set of ARC/INFO and ArcView display symbology for all data that it uses. This symbology is intended to be adequate for simple viewing, but cannot replace custom design for cartographic products.