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for maintaining and updating signs in the future. Several sign inventory software packages are
available to automate the process. Additional information on these programs and their
applicability may be obtained from:
University of Florida
512 Weil Hall
P.O. Box 116585
Gainesville, FL 32611-6585
Section 1C--Overview of Sign Types
1.8. Exterior Signs. There are five basic categories of exterior signs, plus two variations. Sign
dimensions are shown in millimeters (mm) and site related dimensions are shown in meters (m).
1.8.1. Identification Signs. The three basic types identification signs are covered in detail in
22.214.171.124. Base Identification Signs. These are placed at base entrances to identify and
introduce the installation to visitors.
126.96.36.199. Military Identification Signs. These identify military activities and facilities and
carry unit name information and street address.
188.8.131.52. Community Identification Signs. These identify activities and facilities used for non-
military purposes. The standards for community signs also apply to signs for private firms
operating on base. AAFES facilities and nationally recognized food chain franchises
operated by AAFES may utilize their individual registered trademark signage in general
compliance with these standards.
1.8.2. Direction Signs. These direct vehicular traffic on base and are very important for meeting
the information needs of visitors and other base users. They are covered in Chapter 5.
1.8.3. Regulatory Signs. These regulate vehicular traffic and parking, warn of safety hazards and
maintain security. They are covered in Chapter 6.
1.8.4. Motivation Signs. These serve various morale objectives and are covered in Chapter 7.
1.8.5. Information Signs and Base Maps. These are covered in Chapter 8.
1.8.6. Historic Building Signs. These are freestanding and wall-mounted exterior signs that use a
special typeface in order to complement the character of historic buildings. These are covered in
1.8.7. Wall Mounted Signs. These may be used instead of freestanding exterior signs at the