Indigenous Mapping Icons

The Ethnographic Mapping Lab has developed a set of icons for mapping Indigenous land/marine use with Google's mapping tools (ie: Google Earth, Google MyMaps) or other applications that accept custom icons. 

These icons were designed by graphic artist James Gray to represent a range of activitites, resources and site types commonly associated with Indigenous mapping projects. The icon design is consistent with the overall style of the icon libraries in Google Earth and Google MyMaps, and are intended to be sufficiently generic for use by a broad range of communities and cultural contexts.  Icons are 64x64 Portable Network Graphic (.png) files with transparent backgrounds.

You may link directly to the URL for each icon you wish to use, or download the sets of icons in the colour schemes developed, including full colour, blue, green, purple, red and yellow.  We would appreciate an attribution to UVic's Ethnographic Mapping Lab (https://ethnographicmapping.uvic.ca) somewhere in your project when you use these icons. We have provided this work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Blue Icons     Green Icons     Purple Icons     Red Icons     Yellow Icons

Full Colour Icons Download

Full Colour Icons Download

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Resources

Land Mammal

Large Land Mammal

Deer

Reindeer

Beaver

Mustelid

Otter

Hare

Wild Boar/Pig

Puma

Monkey

Anteater

Goat

Paca/Capibara

Armadillo

Sloth

Fish

Flatfish

Roe

Crab

Bivalve

Hard Shell Crustaceans

Seafood

Manta Ray

Electric Eel

Whale

Dolphin

Sea Lion

Manatee

Kelp

Leaves

Plant

Garden

Berries

Tree Fruit

Seeds

Medicinal Plant

Medicinal Root

Mushroom

Eggs

Wood/Timber

Drinking Water

Goose

Grouse

Bird

Toucan

Gaviao Bird

Arara Bird

Ground Bird

Safe Snake

Venomous Snake

Frog

Alligator

Turtle

Mosquito

Bug

Markers

Named Place/

Government

Marker

Boundary

Cultural/Sacred Sites

Ceremonial Site

Sacred Site

Supernatural

Transformation

Cultural Site

Learning/ Teaching Site

Infant

First Contact Site

Communication Site

Mythic Site

Oral History Site

Forecasting Prophecy Site

Conflict Site

Recreation Site

Archaeological Site

Written History Site

Forest Mother

Healer Place

Celebration Place

Danger Myth

Cedar Bough

Commercial/Industrial

Commercial Fishing

Commercial Logging

Mining

Power Station

Dam

Cattle Ranch

Monoculture

Fire

Deforestation

Invaders

Sickness

Occupancy

House (shed roof)

House (gable roof)

House (round roof)

Camp

Village/Reserve

Canoe

Burial

Village

Ruins

Single House

Communal House

Vigilance Post

Church

School

Health Post

Burial (Cross)

Burial (Tombstone)

Burial (Clearing)

Airplane (Runway)

Bridge

Sports Field

Water Tank

Store


Path

Materials

Quarry

Material Preperation

Honey

Nest

Medicinal Tree

Gourd Bowl

Cipo

Animal Bones

Building Stone

Building Wood

Tree (Bushy)

Tree (Palm)

Tree (Twisting Roots)

Bamboo

Activities

Hunting

Traditional Hunting

Trapping

Gathering

Animal Preparation

Drying Rack

Smokehouse

Cache

Fishing Place

Timbo Fishing

Spear Fishing

Hunting (Meat)

Hunting (Bow and Arrow)

Hunting (Blow Pipe)

Garden

Palm Extraction (Large)

Rubber Extraction

Geographic Features

Tall Waterfall

Short Waterfall

Lake

Fish Spawning Area

Mountain

Spring

Dock