Geologic Map CartoScripts

CartoScripts™ give you the ability to design custom map symbols for lines and points in vector and CAD objects.  You can also select alternate symbols and vary the symbol elements using attribute values in database tables attached to the object.  To illustrate the power of CartoScripts, MicroImages has created a set of free scripts designed to render the specialized line and point symbols for geologic and geotectonic maps.  All of the scripts set the size of point symbols and line elements in millimeters relative to the scale of the printed map.  You can edit the scripts to set the desired map scale, element sizes, and color.  Since these scripts use many of the CartoScript functions in varied combinations, you can also study them for ideas on how to create your own custom map symbols.

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Some of the line symbols are drawn on a particular side of each line (left or right relative to the start point).  You can use the Spatial Data Editor if needed to swap the start and end of individual lines to achieve the correct orientation.  The point symbols use numerical attributes in particular fields in a database table to orient and label each symbol and to select symbol variants.  To use these scripts you must edit them to reference the correct field and table for your data.

Fold Axis Lines  download


  Solid Dashed
Anticline anticln1.qry anticln2.qry
Overturned Anticline anticln3.qry antclin4.qry
Anticline (alternate) anticln5.qry antclin6.qry
Syncline synclin1.qry synclin2.qry
Overturned Syncline synclin3.qry synclin4.qry
Syncline (alternate) synclin5.qry synclin6.qry


Fold Axis Lines 2  download

  Solid Dashed
Asymmetric Anticline anticlnAsym1.qry anticlnAsym2.qry
Plunging Anticline anticlnPlng1.qry anticlnPlng2.qry
Doubly-Plunging Anticline anticlnDoubPlng1.qry anticlnDoubPlng2.qry
Asymmetric Syncline synclnAsym1.qry synclnAsym2.qry
Plunging Syncline synclnPlng1.qry synclnPlng2.qry
Doubly-Plunging Syncline synclnDoubPlng1.qry synclnDoubPlng2.qry


Fault Lines  download

  Solid Dashed
Normal normflt1.qry normflt2.qry
Normal (alternate) normflt3.qry normflt4.qry
High Angle Dip Slip hidsflt1.qry hidsflt2.qry
Thrust thrsflt1.qry thrsflt2.qry
Left-Lateral Strike-Slip ssfltlf1.qry ssfltlf2.qry
Right-Lateral Strike-Slip ssfltrt1.qry  ssfltrt2.qry


Fault Lines 2  download

  Solid Dashed
Left-lateral High-Angle lftHiAngFlt1.qry lftHiAngFlt2.qry
Right-lateral High-Angle  rtHiAngFlt1.qry rtHiAngFlt2.qry
Left-lateral Transpressional lftTransPres1.qry
Right-Lateral Transpressional rtTransPres1.qry
Left-lateral Transtensional lftTransTen1.qry
Right-Lateral Transtensional rtTransTen1.qry


Geotectonic Map Symbols  download

  Solid Dashed
Left-Lateral Transform trnfltl1.qry trnfltl2.qry
Right-Lateral Transform trnfltr1.qry trnfltr2.qry
Spreading Axis or Ridge ridge1.qry ridge2.qry
Suture suture1.qry suture2.qry
Plate Motion Direction
and Rate

Point Symbols for Attitude of Outcrop Features

Strike and Dip of Planar Features    download 

Bedding: inclined, overturned, 
 vertical, horizontal 
Cleavage: inclined, vertical cleavage.qry
Foliation: inclined, vertical  foliatn.qry
Joint: inclined, vertical joint.qry

Trend and Plunge of Linear Features    download 

Mineral Lineation lineatn.qry
Intersection Lineation intrsect.qry
Minor Fold Axis minfold.qry
Crenulation Axis crenaxis.qry

25 March 2009  

page update: 21 Jan 14

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