I am searching for wording for symbols icons and what they are. For example, if you have a symbol such as flag, or types of cars. I want to look it up online and search for the name of that symbol. I know that there are tons of them online but what I would like to have a general thousands of symbols or icons and if you don't know what they are you can pull it up and look for it.

I know it is hard for me to describe. I am a GIS Specialist and sometimes I get a hardcopy maps and I have some odd symbols and I couldn't find it on my software to match it. So, when I google and I couldn't find it either...


You can also look at the Unicode character charts, specially at the block Miscellaneous Symbols and at the two blocks named Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs and Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs. The Emoji area can also be of interest to you.

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NPS Map Symbols offers this information:
NPS Map Symbols PDF Screenshot Showing What Is Available

Repository has Images

PDF with Images/Labels

Wikipedia also has Images/Labels

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  • This is good but I am asking overall all over hundreds of thousands of symbols out there with their names on it... – PROBERT Apr 18 '17 at 16:47
  • you should edit your question to say that – albert Apr 18 '17 at 23:01
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    I make the edits and see if it is further clear or clarification ? Let me know . – PROBERT Apr 19 '17 at 14:20

This is what I am looking for and found this..


Thanks !

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  • that totally sounds different from what i understood your question as. apologies. if you like iconfinder you should check out the noun project: thenounproject.com – albert Jun 21 '17 at 19:50

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