The DATA DEJA VIEW Product List
as of February 28, 1999
There are many more in this set that are not listed, please go to the ESRI ArcScripts for additional sets. 

Data Deja View Symbol Sets:


  1. The "CHIPS" SET - Contains three color palettes
  2. HP750DEM.AVP - Test palette for HP750 Plotters


  1. HIGHWAY SHIELD SETS for over 18 states


  1. DDVNRT1A - National Recreation And Trail Signs Highway signs Temporarily Unavailable
  2. DDVBLD1B - Rectanglular shapes that you can rotate.
  3. DDVLTR1B - Character Symbols for Labelling
  4. DDVHAZ1D - Hazardous Materials and NFPS GROUP of Symbol Sets



The "CHIPS" SET - contains three color palettes:

  1. ARTIST.AVP (810 colors): Provides a much broader range of colors than those available "out of the box" and presents them on your palette in an organized fashion.
  2. SELECT.AVP is a subset of ARTIST. A number of users now make this their default color palette.
  3. SHADEREL.AVP with subtle gradations of very light colors.

These work well with Spatial Analyst and 3-D Analyst for shaded relief.

HP750DEM.AVP - Do you know what your drivers are doing? (to your palettes)

The HP DeskJet Series of plotters (HP650, HP750, etc.) include a Demo Palette plot that shows some 240 colors and gives the RGB values for those colors. This palette was generated using those printed RGB values. Fire it up under ArcView and plot some polygons or dump the entire palette. Compare this to the Demo plot generated  directly from the plotter menus. ARE THEY DIFFERENT? Look to your WINDOWS DRIVERS; those unobtrusive little fellows that have their way with your palette. Try a different version. Very significant differences have been noted.


NOTE: These DDV marker sets were developed on WinTel platforms. While some markers are known to be also usable in some UNIX environments, due to ArcView differences (in at least one UNIX platform) serious misalignment occurs in some composite markers.


HIGHWAY SHIELD SETS - Already numbered highway route signs, available only for these states:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, N. Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, S. Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin And Wyoming.

Up to five styles are produced, as appropriate to the individual states:

  1. US DOT STYLE: Interstate 4-color, white on red and blue with black "surround"; standard US shield; state 2-color circle-on-square.
  2. ON-ROAD STYLE (detailed): Interstate 4-color, white on red and blue with black "surround"; standard US shield; unique state designs fairly close to as seen on the road.
  3. ATLAS STYLE: (usable for B&W) Interstate simplified shield in two colors; standard US shield; state routes as circles or ovals.
  4. ON-ROAD STYLE (simplified): same as series [2] except simplifiedand/or background dropped to allow use of larger numbers while using less marker "real estate".
  5. ATLAS STYLE (variant): same as series [3] except that the background is transparent. Some state sets include a limited number of county, National Forest and/or Indian highway route signs. A few also include state park or other state related signs/symbols.



DDVNRT1A - National Recreation And Trail Signs Highway signs related to recreation areas, National Historic Trails, etc. that may be used in multiple states. This is an evolving set and currently includes the Lewis and Clark, California, Nez Perce and  Oregon Trail signs, BLM Recreation Area and blank NFS highway signs, and the infamous "Don't Feed the Bears" sign.

These symbols started out as part of individual state highway sets but have now grown to the point where they are distributed on their own.

DDVMAPS1 - a "potpourri" of over 270 plain and fancy map symbols. Enhance your maps, whether they be for travel and tourism (plain symbols) or special themes (fancy markers). The symbols cover: sports, recreation, historic monuments/signs, border stations, covered bridges, airports, ferries, Amtrak, traffic lights, law enforcement, lighthouses, passes/tunnels/dams, mining, wildlife, etc, etc.

This is Data Deja View's most popular set and probably contains at least something that any ArcViewer can use!

DDVBLD1B - Rectanglular shapes that you can rotate.

Ever do a village map and want to "sketch in" a few important buildings? Freehand them with the layout polygon draw tool, right? Isn't there a better way ?

There is now. Data Deja View presents a palette of building shapes as BASIC MARKERS (that means you can rotate them) --and if the various included shapes aren't good enough, put together some of the basic rectangles to get what you need!

DDVLTR1B - Character Symbols for Labelling

This set includes individual alpha characters packaged within squares and circles. The white-lettered, borderless markers can be used for map symbols where a marker graphic isn't available ("P" for parking, etc.). The sets with fixed letter colors, a black border and user-selectable background color are dandy for relating text notes to map features.

There are also a few composite markers (multi-layered, non-rotatable) I've been using the squares for interchange locations, the circles for towns/villages, etc.

DDVHAZ1D - Hazardous Materials and NFPS GROUP of Symbol Sets

The first group contains 36 STANDARD "HAZMAT" PLACARDS. These use the same colors, text and symbols as official publications show for these placards. The numbers are slightly oversize to enhance read-ability, but otherwise the markers emulate the real placards they are modeled after. Of necessity, these markers are too complex for map display in small marker sizes. The four digit material identification number is NOT a part of these symbols. The second group contains two standard placards with blanks for  inserting your own material numbers. Six placards and twelve panels are provided with material numbers. A few miscellaneous things are thrown in, including BIO-HAZARD representations.

The third group contains 24 NON-Standard "HAZMAT" PLACARDS. Text has been dropped and the symbols and numbers have been enlarged. These are much more readable at small marker sizes, but do loose some of the information contained in the standard versions.

The NFPA Hazard Identification System Symbols are available in two groups representing traditional and "variant" styles (the latter not using the "0" code). Each group of 375 pre-numbered markers using a hazard rating of 0 (none) to 4 (the worst). The ratings are applied to health (blue), flammability (red),and reactivity (yellow) hazards and radioactivity/water reactivity is shown by symbol.


To get your FREE set, please go to the ESRI Arcscripts Page.

Remember to thanks Jim if you have an opportunity.  He has put an enormous amount of time and effort into these sets.

Jim Mossman
Data Deja View
232 South Main Street
Northfield, VT 05663