FEBRUARY 6 2003
INFORMATION SIGNS AND BASE MAPS
8.1. General Information. This chapter gives the criteria for information signs and base maps,
including standards for sizes, appearance, messages, permitted graphics, and layout. Information
signs provide educational information and directional guidance for visitors.
8.2. Types of Signs. There are three types of information signs: G1, G2 and G3. The Type G1
Information Sign is used for large-scale exhibits. The Type G2 Information Sign is used for small-
scale exhibits. The Type G3 Pedestrian Information Sign provides directional guidance.
8.3. Base Map. The base map is intended for distribution to visitors.
8.4. Further Information. See Chapter 2 for information on typography, graphics and sign
placement. Structural sign details and recommended specifications can be found in Chapter 12.
Figure 8.1. Information Sign Type G1