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Welcome to The Symbology Exchange. This section is for vector symbols. Post your cool symbols here. We hope you find something useful.

Guidelines:

  • Please post a description of your symbols. While "railroad" is useful, it doesn't indicate how your railroad symbol differs from anyone else's. Is it just different? Does it handle antialiasing and transparency at the same time? Does it look good at a wide variety of sizes?
  • If you can post a link to see your symbol in action, that would be great.

Nice roads

Posted by HostGIS 2007-08-08

We use this styling for our roads. It gives them that nice thick effect, a la Google. The far-out roads are beige-yellow in color, giving way to grey-on-grey for the smaller roads.

The classifications used here are oriented around conventions used in the USA's TIGER street data: the CFCC field indicates the street's type, and range from A1 (interstate highway) to A7 (small road). It should be easily adaptable to other road data, though.

First, define a symbol for "solid":

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  NAME "line_solid"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  TYPE ellipse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  POINTS 1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  FILLED true                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Now for the classes and styling:

CLASSITEM "CFCC"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  EXPRESSION /^A[67]/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  NAME "Other"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  MAXSCALE 30000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL 'line_solid'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 170 170 170                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    SIZE 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  LABEL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    OUTLINECOLOR 200 200 200                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    MINFEATURESIZE 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    FONT "Vera"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    TYPE truetype                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    POSITION AUTO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    SIZE 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
   END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  EXPRESSION /^A[45]/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  NAME "City"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  MAXSCALE 60000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL 'line_solid'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 180 180 180                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    SIZE 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL 'line_solid'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 255 255 255                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    SIZE 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  LABEL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    OUTLINECOLOR 200 200 200                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    MINFEATURESIZE 25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    FONT "Vera"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    TYPE truetype                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    POSITION AUTO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    ANGLE AUTO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    MINDISTANCE 200                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    BUFFER 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    OFFSET 0 -4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    SIZE 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
   END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  EXPRESSION /^A[23]/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  NAME "Highway"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  MAXSCALE 20000000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL 'line_solid'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 140 140 140                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    SIZE 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL 'line_solid'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 255 250 115                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    SIZE 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  LABEL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    OUTLINECOLOR 235 235 235                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    MINFEATURESIZE 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    FONT "Vera"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    TYPE truetype                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    POSITION AUTO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    ANGLE AUTO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    PARTIALS FALSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    OFFSET 0 -5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    MINDISTANCE 250                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    BUFFER 15                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    SIZE 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
   END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  EXPRESSION /^A1/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  NAME "Interstate"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  MAXSCALE 40000000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  TEXT ([FENAME])                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL 'line_solid'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 120 120 120                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    SIZE 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL 'line_solid'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 242 191 36                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    SIZE 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  LABEL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    OUTLINECOLOR 235 235 235                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    COLOR 0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    MINFEATURESIZE 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    FONT "Vera"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    TYPE truetype                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    POSITION AUTO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    ANGLE AUTO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    OFFSET 0 -7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    MINDISTANCE 300                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    BUFFER 15                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    PARTIALS FALSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    SIZE 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
   END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Dave Fawcett's symbols from the old Mapserver wiki

Posted by HostGIS at 2007-08-09

This defines a pair of symbols which, when overlaid on each other, creates a thick line with a dashed line down the middle. This is appropriate for highways, for example.

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    name "circle"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Type ELLIPSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Filled true                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    name "dashed"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Type ELLIPSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    FILLED true                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
        5 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    NAME "Highway"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    SYMBOL circle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    SIZE 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    COLOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
        0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
        SYMBOL circle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
        SIZE 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
        COLOR 255 255 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
        SYMBOL dashed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
        SIZE 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
        COLOR 0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

From Dave Fawcett's wiki page: railroad tracks

Posted by HostGIS at 2007-08-09

Here's a method for drawing railroad tracks. THis is the usual line with shorter lines ("ties") across it.

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    NAME 'line'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    TYPE ellipse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    FILLED true                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    NAME 'tie'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    TYPE Ellipse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    FILLED TRUE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS 1 1 END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    STYLE 1 3 END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
SYMBOL 'railroad'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    SIZE 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    OVERLAYSYMBOL 'tie'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    OVERLAYSIZE 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

From Dave Fawcett's wiki page: Some fill patterns for polygons

Posted by HostGIS at 2007-08-09

# A hatch pattern tilted 45 degrees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    NAME "fill45"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        0 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        1 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

# Horizontal & vertical hatching                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    NAME "fillrect"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        1 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

# Double cross hatching                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    NAME "fillcross"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        -1 -1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
        1 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        0 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

# wave hatching                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    NAME "fillwave"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        2 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

# Horizontal hatching                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    NAME "fill0"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        1 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        -1 -1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
        0 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

# Vertical hatching                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    NAME "fill90"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
        0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        0 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        -1 -1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
        1 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        1 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Swamp/Marsh fill pattern and Railroad

Posted by Bill Thoen at 2007-08-10

This is a self contained sampler of two symbol types. The first is a polygon fill pattern for swamp land. The second is a railroad symbol and while not particularly special, it illustrates the method of combining multiple styles to build up a decorated line type. The example consists of two files: a MAP file and its associated HTML file. Copy them both and then simply run the MAP file with mapserv to see the symbology.

sym_sampler.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
================                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
<html>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  <head>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    <title>Symbology Viewer</title>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  </head>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  <body>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    <h1>Cartographic Symbols</h1>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    <p>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    <img src="[img]" />                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    </p>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  </body>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
</html>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

sym_sampler.map                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
===============                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
MAP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  NAME 'Symbology'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  EXTENT 0 0 400 400                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  SIZE 400 400                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    NAME 'swamp'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    TYPE VECTOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    FILLED FALSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
      5 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      4 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      6 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      5 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      7 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      7 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      8 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      9 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      9 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      10 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      19 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      18 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      20 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      19 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      21 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      21 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      22 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      23 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      23 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      24 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    NAME 'track'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    TYPE ELLIPSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    FILLED TRUE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    POINTS 1 1 END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    NAME "tie"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    TYPE cartoline                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    LINECAP butt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    LINEJOIN miter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    LINEJOINMAXSIZE 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      1 10 1 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  WEB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    TEMPLATE "/var/www/html/blt/sym_sampler.html"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    IMAGEPATH "/var/www/html/tmp/"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    IMAGEURL "/tmp/"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  LAYER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    NAME "Wetlands"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    TYPE POLYGON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    STATUS DEFAULT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    FEATURE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
        5 345                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
        105 345                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
        105 395                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
        5 395                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
        5 345                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      COLOR 240 255 240                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
      OUTLINECOLOR 128 255 128                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
      STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        SYMBOL "swamp"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
        SIZE 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
        COLOR 96 128 64                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
      END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  LAYER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    TYPE LINE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    STATUS DEFAULT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    NAME "Railroad"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    FEATURE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
        115 345                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
        148 395                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
        182 345                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
        215 395                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
      END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        SYMBOL 'track'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
        SIZE 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
        COLOR 0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        ANTIALIAS TRUE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
      END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        SYMBOL 'tie'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
        SIZE 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
        COLOR 0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        ANTIALIAS TRUE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
      END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  LAYER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    NAME "label2"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    TYPE ANNOTATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    STATUS OFF                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    FEATURE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      POINTS 165 345 END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      TEXT "Railroad"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      LABEL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        TYPE BITMAP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        SIZE MEDIUM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        COLOR 0 0 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        POSITION lc                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
      END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  LAYER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    NAME "Labels"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    TYPE ANNOTATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    STATUS DEFAULT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    FEATURE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      POINTS 53 345 END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
      TEXT "Swamp or Marsh"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    FEATURE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      POINTS 165 345 END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      TEXT "Railroad"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      LABEL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
        TYPE BITMAP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        SIZE MEDIUM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        COLOR 0 0 128                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
        POSITION lc                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
      END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Symbol for Orchard and Scrub

Posted by Anton Sizo at 2008-03-17

CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  NAME 'Orchard'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 231 255 170                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL "octahedron"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SIZE 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    COLOR 100 100 100                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  END #CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  NAME 'octahedron'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  TYPE VECTOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    20 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    22 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    24 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    24 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    22 24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    20 24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    18 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    18 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    20 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  FILLED FALSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  NAME 'Scrub'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    COLOR 231 255 170                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  STYLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    SYMBOL "scrub"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    SIZE 30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    COLOR 100 100 100                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
END #CLASS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  NAME 'scrub'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  TYPE VECTOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    88 122                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    90 122                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    92 124                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    92 126                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    90 128                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    88 128                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    86 126                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    86 124                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    88 122                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    120 122                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    122 122                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    124 124                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    124 126                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    122 128                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    120 128                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    118 126                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    118 124                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    120 122                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    106 84                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    108 84                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    110 86                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    110 88                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    108 90                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    106 90                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    104 88                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    104 86                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    106 84                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    107 102                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    109 102                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    111 106                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    111 108                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    109 110                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    107 110                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    103 108                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    103 106                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    107 102                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  FILLED FALSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Plane symbol

Posted by John Zastrow at 2008-05-05

I've been working on an improved version of the Itasca.map and taught myself how to make vector symbols (based on this excellent site! http://umn.mapserver.ch/index_en.php ). The symbol is below, but perhaps more importantly I created a little Excel to help me and included a brief explanation how to use it. http://northredoubt.com/mapserver/mapserver-vector-symbol-designer.xls

An improved itasca.map is also available (a work in progress) http://northredoubt.com/mapserver/itasca.map.html

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 NAME 'plane'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 TYPE VECTOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 FILLED TRUE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
   0.5 0.025                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
   0.45 0.075                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
   0.45 0.225                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
   0.45 0.3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
   0.225 0.325                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   0.175 0.375                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   0.45 0.425                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
   0.45 0.6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

   0.475 0.675                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   0.425 0.725                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   0.575 0.725                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   0.525 0.675                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   0.55 0.6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
   0.55 0.425                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
   0.825 0.375                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   0.775 0.325                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
   0.55 0.3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

   0.55 0.225                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
   0.55 0.075                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
   0.5 0.025                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Polygon fills: Marsh symbols, as used in orienteering maps

Posted by Håvard Tveite at 2010-10-13

Three different marsh symbols for polygon fills as specified in the International Specification for Orienteering Maps [http://www.orienteering.org/i3/index.php?/iof2006/content/download/866/4026/file/International%20Specification%20for%20Orienteering%20Maps%202000.pdf]. Exploits the way Mapserver is currently implementing vector symbols (using 0,0 as the upper left corner of the symbol, and the maximum x and y values as the lower right corner). Works well for GD. tile boundaries will appear at certain scales for AGG.

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  NAME "marsh_isom"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  FILLED true                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    0 0.6666666                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    100 0.666666                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    100 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    0 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    0 0.66666666                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  NAME "uncrossablemarsh_isom"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  FILLED true                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    0 0.25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    100 0.25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    100 0.5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    0 0.5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    0 0.25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
END                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

SYMBOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  NAME "indistinctmarsh_isom"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  TYPE vector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  FILLED true                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  POINTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    0 0.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    0.45 0.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    0.45 0.3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    0 0.3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    0 0.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    0.7 0.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    1.15 0.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    1.15 0.3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    0.7 0.3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    0.7 0.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    -99 -99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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    1.025 0.6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    0.125 0.6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    0.125 0.5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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