Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian Roads/Standards/Map standards

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These map standards should be used for creating new maps to be displayed in the article's infobox. There will be some variance between states/territorys, based on route marking schemes in use. There is not a set standard for maps used elsewhere in articles (generally for a localised area where features other than roads are shown); however, following a similar colour scheme would allow for consistency between articles.

Note: Sizes in pixels are based on a map width of 700px. Line widths are relative values for GIS/vector data, and can be adjusted as long as the ratios remain the same. 1/10th of the value (eg 0.6 instead of 6) often works well.

Regional, Statewide, and Multi-state maps[edit]

Can be derived from Geoscience Australia GIS data (2004) [CC-BY-AU]. New roads can be added if a KML file exists, or from OpenStreetMap.org data (best for smaller segments, may be tedious for a long road).
  • Background colours:
     Land: RGB 245,245,231 = HTML #F5F5E7
     Water: White = RGB 255,255,255 = HTML #FFFFFF
                     Borders: RGB 213,213,213 = HTML #D5D5D5; width 2.6
  • Road colours
  • Non-alphanumeric routes:
                     Highlighted road: RGB 255,0,0 = HTML #FF0000; width 5
                     National Highway and National Route: RGB 255,170,0 = HTML #FFAA00; width 4
                     Other highways / major roads: RGB 140,140,140 = HTML #8C8C8C; width 2
  • Alphanumeric routes):
                     M roads that are fully controlled access (freeway-standard): RGB 56,168,0 = HTML #38A800; width 5
                     M roads: RGB 119,170,255 = HTML #77AAFF; width 5
                     A roads: RGB 255,170,0 = HTML #FFAA00; width 4
                     B roads: RGB 255,127,213 = HTML #FF7FD5; width 3
                     C roads/other roads: RGB 156,156,156 = HTML #9C9C9C; width 2
  •      Cities and towns: Marked by circle with fill colour RGB 255,255,0 = HTML #FFFF00; border colour black = RGB 0,0,0 = HTML #000. Size and border width vary:
    • Capital city: Font size 20px / marker size 15x15 px; border width: 2.00px
    • Large regional city: Font size 17px / marker size 12x12px; border width: 1.40px
    • Others: Font size 14px / marker size 10x10px; border width: 1.28px

Local maps within an urban area[edit]

Can be made from OpenStreetMap data [CC-BY-SA], (Geoscience Australia data isn't accurate at these scales, except for the ACT). GIS data for limited-size areas can be exported from OSM, but will require some work to separate out different road types.
  • Background colours:
     Land: RGB 255,255,208 = HTML #FFFFD0
     Water: RGB 190,232,255 = HTML #BEE8FF
Borders: none
  • Roads:
                     Highlighted road: RGB 255,0,0 = HTML #FF0000; width 6
                     Freeway: RGB 56,168,0 = HTML #38A800; width 6
                     Limited access highway: RGB 119,170,255 = HTML #77AAFF; width 5
                     Other urban highway: RGB 255,170,0 = HTML #FFAA00; width 4
                     State Route: RGB 255,170,0 = HTML #FFAA00; width 3
                     Other road: RGB 156,156,156 = HTML #9C9C9C; width 2
Alphanumeric routes: colours as per regional maps, widths per the above, but with C routes as width 2
  •      Cities and suburb centres: Marked by circle with fill colour RGB 255,255,0 = HTML #FFFF00; border colour black = RGB 0,0,0 = HTML #000. Size and border width vary:
    • Capital city (CBD): Font size 20px / marker size 15x15 px; border width: 2.00px
    • Major suburb: Font size 17px / marker size 12x12px; border width: 1.40px
    • Minor suburb: Font size 14px / marker size 10x10px; border width: 1.28px