Nature: Land

river/waterfront park: places where you can watch, walk along, and play by the water. Water bodies of all types. Swimming and wading may be possible.

water feature: could be a beautiful fountain, waterfalls or natural pond. May simply celebrate water or offer a refreshing drink. May be ecologically designed.

wetlands: may be on the official protection list. These vitally important areas are wet to some degree a portion of the year. Are important habitats and useful for water cleaning. May be natural, reconstructed or artificial. You may include guidelines for viewing sites, which may be on private land.

climate or current: may be used to indicate prevailing direction, waterfalls or dramatic water, perhaps difficult currents for canoeists/kayakers. Can be used in areas with micro-climate, too.

landform/geological feature: where unusual or typical forms are apparent. May be exposed rock layers, glacial till or a have a chasm view. You could discuss how feature was formed. Could be a layer on a GIS map.

great view/scenic vista: favorite places to see what makes the cities environment special. Seek suggestions broadly for these sites.

star-gazing site: dark vantage points that allow unobstructed views of the heavens. May also include planetariums or observatories and best locations for northern lights, meteors, etc.

sunset site: wonderful spots to relax and enjoy the sunset, most likely outdoors. Great sunrise spots can also be marked with this symbol.

Other possiblilities include: Sunrise Site

revised 2-4-99
text from the Green Map System's Guide to Green Mapmaking, ©Modern World Design 1999