The design of effective map symbology for
hazard, crisis, and humanitarian relief maps and visualizations can be very
challenging, and should consider many factors. The purpose of this project is to promote "best
practices" for map symbology design through several practical, "hands on"
resources that may be used by humanitarian relief organizations to assist in
evaluating or developing new symbology for their mapping needs. We invite
humanitarian organizations to use these resources to assist with their
Map Symbology and Design Self-Evaluation Tool
Want to evaluate the effectiveness of your current map symbology, or are you looking for resources to assist with symbology design? If so, try the Humanitarian Symbology Scorecard which is available here.