our resources in the comments below. And because these symbols primarily represent systems used in the United States, please feel free to share the symbols used in countries outside of the US below.
Symbols Used in Land Surveying and Survey Maps
Keep in mind that both shapes and colors can be used for symbols on maps. A small circle may mean a point of interest, with a brown circle meaning recreation, red circle meaning services, and green circle meaning rest stop. Colors may cover larger areas of a map, such as green representing forested land and blue representing waterways.
Topographic Contours and Land Elevation
Surface Features Map Symbols
Mines and Caves Symbols
Buildings and Related Features Symbols
Roads and Related Features Symbols
Transmission and Pipeline Symbols
Land Survey Systems Symbols
Control Data and Monuments Symbols
Rivers Canals and Lakes Symbols
Submerged Areas and Bogs Symbols
For the full list of symbols used in land surveying, check out the USGS Guide to Topographic Symbols here.
Using Acceptable Symbols
According to NSW Property and Land Resources website,certain common symbols and conventions shown on the face of the plan in respect of the survey definition are set out below. Plans lodged for registration in LPI should comply with Clauses 27, 28 and 68 Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2012 see also Schedule 5 Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2012 "Conventional symbols and signs".