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List of Japanese map symbols

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Partial list of symbols for the visually impairedEdit

Official symbols according to the conventions of the Geographical Survey Institute of Japan appear with a circle below.

Symbol GSI Meaning Unicode Description
Base triangulation surveying point U+25EC Dot in upward-pointing triangle
Electronic triangulation point Dot in upward-pointing triangle with flag
Benchmark U+22A1 Dot in square
Factory U+26ED Gear without hub
Lighthouse U+26EF Map symbol for lighthouse
Power station U+26EE Gear with handles
Elementary or junior high school U+6587 Kanji bun
High school U+3246 Kanji bun in a circle
University Kanji bun with a smaller kanji 大 (for daigaku) in brackets on top
Technical college Kanji bun with a smaller kanji 専 (for senmon gakkō) in brackets on top
Post office U+3036 Down tack (T-shape) with overbar in circle
× Sub post office (not distribution centre) U+3012 Down tack (T-shape) with overbar
Police station U+2B59 Heavy circled saltire
Koban (police box) U+2613 Diagonal cross (saltire)
Public health centre U+2295 Greek cross in circle
Hospital Greek cross in shield
Prefectural Office U+26FB Oval bullseye
City hall U+2B57 Heavy circle with circle inside
Ward office U+25C9 Fisheye
Town hall U+2B58 Heavy circle
Shinto shrine U+26E9 Shinto shrine
Buddhist temple U+534D Manji (Swastika)
Castle U+26EB Castle
Cemetery U+26FC Headstone graveyard symbol
Onsen (hot springs) U+2668 Oval with three vertical wavy lines
Historical landmark U+26EC Historic site
Summit U+26F0 Mountain

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