Over 7,000 entries were received for the 10 map symbols that were up for design.
Entrants were asked to design the new symbols based on the following criteria:
- Designs needed to work alongside the current symbols.
- Must be scaleable – the map symbols on our OS Explorer maps are roughly 5 mm
- Need to be shown in a single, solid colour when they appear on the maps, so couldn’t rely on lots of colour.
- Resemblance or convention – most of our map symbols are pictorial and either look like the feature they’re depicting or use a well-known convention.
Yesterday the first 6 results were revealed on The One Show on BBC1:
We have the electric car charging stations, art gallery, solar farm, skate park, toilets and kite surfing symbols!