Is there a style set out there that has state shields for labeling highways? For example: one of the labels has the Interstate Highway symbol, but is there a style set that is state specific, such as FM roads or Texas State Highway roads?

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    What software are you using?
    – csk
    Jul 10, 2018 at 17:17
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    Jul 10, 2018 at 17:45
  • Question has been reworded. I'm using Arcgis 10.4.1 Jul 11, 2018 at 17:21
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    You can find symbols for most (maybe all) state-specific highway sign designs here: github.com/VerdantSkys/DDVs_ALL. If this is reopened I'll submit an answer, but long story short: these were originally created by someone who went by "DDV" online, if you search "DDV highway symbols" you can learn more about them: jmossmanart.com/ddv/ddv.html
    – Dan C
    Jul 11, 2018 at 18:02

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You can download highway symbol sets for every state in the US here. Each set includes several .TTF files which will need to be installed on your PC, as well as .STYLE files for use in ArcGIS. Each set includes USDOT symbols as well as symbols customized to reflect the state-specific designs used along the roads in that state, and even some custom symbols for roads with their own logos, for example the Garden State Parkway in NJ:

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Each set includes a PDF explaining the various fonts and styles included in the set.

These symbols were originally created by Jim Mossman back in the ArcView 3.x days and were freely distributed under the name "Data Deja View" (DDV). His site mentions that "In 2005 ESRI acquired most of DDV's symbols." but I don't know what they did with them, they don't appear to be available from Esri.


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