EMSINA Resources


Emergency Management All Hazards Symbology Set

This project commenced to develop an Australasian All Hazards Symbology set. The project was sponsored by the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) and the Australia New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC), and supported by EMSINA. The primary aim of the project was to develop a consistent All Hazards Symbology Set (AHSS) and have it adopted by emergency management agencies across Australia and New Zealand.

Basic Symbol Shapes:

Operations: Relevant to planned and operational responses to events and incidents including supporting intelligence.

Incident: Relevant to incidents for any hazards including natural event, civil activities and policing

Assets: Assets or infrastructure that are relevant to an incident or event or operational response; assets at risk, or infrastructure that needs protection

Observations: Any observation relevant to an incident, event or operational response.

All Hazards Symbology Report:

All Hazards Symbology Set Downloads:

This button takes you to a Google Drive Folder.  You will then have the option of downloading the AHSS in ESRI, Google, Mapinfo and/or Geoserver.

Note: if you are unable to access Google Drive please request the desired symbol set through our contact page.

All Hazards Symbology Changes

If you wish to add a new symbol or request an alternation to an existing symbol please refer to the following documents in Google Drive:

Information about submitting or altering a symbol

Change Form

Example Change Form

All Hazards Symbology Change Workflow

The EMSINA Group will follow this workflow for all symbology submissions:

All Hazards Symbology Officer

EMSINA has a dedicated All Hazard Symbology Set Officer. You can contact this person directly by clicking on the button below.

Tip: Your email will be processed faster if you leave the words 'AHSS email contact:'  in the 'subject' line.

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