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TitleCartographic symbol standard for geological map production
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8572, 2020, 104 pages (2 sheets), Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Editionversion 1.0
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; style (ESRI® ArcExplorer(TM)/ArcReader(TM)); ttf
Subjectsgeneral geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; marine geology; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; cartography; bedrock geology; Standards
Illustrationsschematic representations; tables; sample forms
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Information Management
Released2020 09 24
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This document lists every geologic and cartographic symbol available to cartographers and geoscientists. Each symbol is listed with a special number code used in the ArcGIS style, a description, a list of related keywords, a graphic showing the components that make up the symbol, the colour of the symbol, a graphic of how the symbol should appear in the legend, a legend order number and notes on the usage of the symbol. The appendices include: -Abbreviations for minerals that appear in rocks -International Stratigraphic Chart showing the names of geological ages such as Jurassic and Triassic -GSC age designators, special codes and typography for geological ages -Diagrams of all of the characters found in the three fonts required to work with the ArcGIS style file -Abbreviations for Surficial geological events.

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