42 Types of Map Symbols – With Their Sketch Drawing and Colour ||Civil Engineering Surveying Symbols||

7th May 2019 0 By Malay Sautya

42 Types of  Map Symbols

In a map, the objects are shown by symbols or signs, not by names. Following are the 42 types of map symbols which are used for civil engineering surveying and levelling.   

And what colour is used for different objects( like the river, railway, road bridge, culvert, tube well, open well, level crossing, temple, huts, church, tree, jungle, building, hedge, cultivated land, telegraph line, etc.) symbol in a map is also given.

1. North Line Symbol

For the north line, the symbol is like that

42 Types of Map Symbols - North Line Symbol

North line symbol colour is Black.

2. Main Station or Triangulation Station Symbol

Main station or triangulation station symbol is like that

Main Station or Triangulation Station Symbol

Main Station Symbol colour is Red or crimson lake.

3. Traverse Stations or Substations Symbol

Symbol of traverse stations or substation is as follows

Traverse Stations or Substations Symbol

Traverse stations or substation symbol colour is Red or crimson lake.

4. Chain Line Symbol

Chain line Symbol is

Chain Line Symbol

  Chain line symbol colour is Red or crimson lake.

5. River Symbol

River symbol on map

River Symbol

River symbol colour is Prussian blue.

6. Canal Symbol

The symbol for the canal

Canal Symbol

Canal symbol colour is Prussian blue.

7. Lake or Pond Symbol

The symbol for the Lake or pond

Lake or Pond Symbol

Lake or pond symbol colour in a map is Prussian blue.

8. Open Well Symbol

For open well, the symbol is like that

Open Well Symbol

  Open well symbol colour is Prussian blue.

9. Tube Well Symbol

Tube well symbol is

Tube Well Symbol

Tube well symbol colour in a map is Black.

10. Footpath Symbol

Symbol of the footpath is like that

Footpath Symbol

Footpath symbol colour is Black.

11. Metalled Road Symbol

Metalled road symbol is as below:

Metalled Road Symbol

  Metalled road symbol colour is Burnt sienna.

12. Unmetalled Road Symbol

The symbol for the Unmetalled road

Unmetalled Road Symbol

Unmetalled road symbol colour is Burnt sienna.

13. Railway Line(Single) Symbol

For the railway line(single), the symbol is like that-

Railway Line(Single) Symbol

Railway line(single) symbol colour is Black.

14. Railway Line(Double) Symbol

The symbol for the Railway Line(double)

Railway Line(Double) Symbol

Railway Line(double) symbol colour is Black.

15. Road Bridge or Culvert Symbol

Symbol of the road bridge or culvert

Road Bridge or Culvert Symbol

Road bridge or culvert symbol colour is Black.

16. Railway Bridge or culvert

Railway bridge or culvert symbol

Railway Bridge or culvert Symbol

Railway bridge or culvert symbol colour is Black.

17. Level Crossing Symbol

Symbol of level crossing

Level Crossing Symbol

The colour of the level crossing symbol is Black and burnt sienna.

18. Wall with Gate

Symbol of the wall with the gate is-

Wall with Gate Symbol

Wall with gate symbol colour is Black.

19. Boundary Line Symbol

The symbol for the Boundary line

Boundary Line Symbol

The colour of the boundary line symbol is Black.

20. Hedge Symbol

The symbol for a hedge is like that

Hedge Symbol

Hedge symbol colour is Green.

21. Wire Fencing

Wire fencing symbol-

Wire Fencing Symbol

Wire fencing symbol colour is Black.

22. Pipe Fencing

Pipe fencing symbol is

Pipe Fencing Symbol

Pipe fencing symbol colour is Prussian blue.

23. Wood Fencing

Wood fencing symbol

Wood Fencing Symbol

Wood fencing symbol colour is Yellow.

24. Building(Pukka) Symbol

The symbol for the Building(pukka) is like that

Building(Pukka) Symbol

The colour of the building(pukka) symbol is Crimson lake.

25. Building(Katcha) Symbol

The symbol used for building(Katcha) in a map is like that

Building(Katcha) Symbol

The symbol colour of the building(Katcha) is Umber.

26. Huts Symbol

The symbol used for huts is given below.

Huts Symbol Symbol

Huts symbol colour is Yellow.

27. Temple Symbol

Temple symbol used in a map is like that

Temple Symbol

Temple symbol colour is Crimson lake.

28. Church Symbol

Church symbol used in a map is as below.

Church Symbol

Church symbol colour is Crimson lake.

29. Mosque Symbol

Mosque symbol is like that

Mosque Symbol

Mosque symbol colour is Crimson lake.

30. Benchmark Symbol

The symbol used for benchmark in a map is

Benchmark Symbol

Benchmark symbol colour is Black.

31. Tree Symbol

Symbol of the tree in a map is

Tree Symbol

The colour of the tree symbol is Green.

32. Jungle Symbol

Symbol of the jungle

Jungle Symbol

The colour of the jungle symbol is Green.

33. Orchard Symbol

Symbol of the orchard

Orchard Symbol

Orchard symbol colour is Green.

34. Cultivated land symbol

Symbol of the cultivated land

Cultivated land symbol

The symbol colour of the cultivated land is Black & Green.

35. Barren land symbol

The symbol for the barren land

Barren land symbol

Barren land symbol colour is Black.

36. Rough pasture Symbol

Symbol for the rough pasture

Rough pasture Symbol

Rough paster symbol colour is Black.

37. Marsh or Swamp Symbol

The symbol used for marsh or swamp in a map is as below.

Marsh or Swamp Symbol

Marsh or swamp symbol colour is Black.

38. Embankment Symbol

Embankment symbol

Embankment Symbol

Embankment symbol colour is Black.

39. Cutting Symbol

The cutting symbol is

Cutting Symbol

Cutting symbol colour is Black.

40. Telegraph Line & post Symbol

The symbol used for the telegraph line in a map is like that

Telegraph Line Symbol

The symbol used for the telegraph post

Telegraph post Symbol

Telegraph line & post symbol colour is Black.

41. Electric line & post Symbol

The symbol for electric line

Electric line Symbol

The symbol for electric post

Electric post Symbol

Electric line & post symbol colour is Black.

42. Burial ground or Cemetery Symbol

The symbol used to indicate burial ground or cemetery is as below.

Burial ground or Cemetery Symbol

Burial ground or cemetery symbol colour is Crimson lake.

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