On February 16, 2016, the National Alliance for Public Safety Foundation hosted a virtual training seminar to provide awareness level knowledge on why and how to use NAPSG’s web-based Symbol Library Tool. The Symbol Library Tool has been designed to make it easy to search, discover, and use NAPSG’s standardized Incident Symbol Set and Guideline.
While national and international standards fulfill many symbol needs, gaps still exist in incident symbols and the supporting frameworks required to achieve a common language for communicating incident information. NAPSG Foundation has been working with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to bridge these gaps by developing a consistent incident symbology framework, guideline, and symbol set for use at the incident level on maps and in GIS applications.
You can search and download symbols (PNG and SVG format), Style Sheets for ArcGIS, and True-Type Fonts to deploy the symbols in your own environment using our Symbol Library Tool.
Symbol Library Tool
Guideline Documents: Download and review the symbol framework and guideline documents for creation of symbols.
Incident Symbology Framework & Guideline
Technical Implementation Guidance: How to implement the guideline
Technical User Guide: How to download and install symbols from the library
Technical Resources: Start implementing the existing symbols within your organization.
Example Geodatabase Schema
Example REST Feature Services for Symbol Groups
Sample Maps and Map Packages for ArcMap
On September 24 2015, the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation hosted a virtual training seminar to provide you with awareness-level training on implementing NAPSG’s standardized Incident Symbology Guideline and Symbol Set. Through this training participants learned: What the Incident Symbology Guideline and Symbol Sets are Why and how to implement them in your