Scientific poster templates

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Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

  • All EAS logos (zip)
    Note: if you can, always use vector logos (eps or ai). Raster logos (jpg, png) are good only for screen media (presentation files, web, etc.).

University of Alberta, Faculty of Science, etc.

Geological patterns

To use the pattern/swatches in Adobe Illustrator:

  1. download and extract patterns (zip file)
  2. open your document in Adobe Illustrator
  3. load the swatches: Window -> Swatch libraries -> Other Libraries …
  4. browse the file with the swatches

Miscellaneous resources

Suggested Colors for Geologic Maps (pdf)

FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization

Atlas of Canada
The Atlas of Canada data provide coverage for all of Canada. Data elements are feature-coded and structurally clean. Base map components are available in five scales and in a number of data exchange formats. The 1: 1 000 000 and 1: 7 500 000 scales are the primary bases for all Atlas products. The 1: 30 000 000 scale data have been generalized from the two larger scales.

GeoPixelCounter is a Java-based program that can be used to estimate the the percentage of various minerals in a thin section of rock that has been digitally scanned into an image file. The program allows the user to click on a pixel in the image and then all other pixels that are close in color to the clicked-upon pixel will be changed to a new, easily visible color. A slider allows the user to adjust the degree of closeness between the clicked-upon color and the other pixels. For a thin section, the user would click on a grain and then other grains with the same properties will be colored in. A percentage of pixels for each selection is also computed.

Paper Sizes

Size Width x Height (mm) Width x Height (inches)
Letter 216 x 279 mm 8.5 x 11.0 inches
Legal 216 x 356 mm 8.5 x 14.0 inches
Ledger / Tabloid 279 x 432 mm 11.0 x 17.0 inches
4A0 1682 x 2378 mm 66.2 x 93.6 inches
2A0 1189 x 1682 mm 46.8 x 66.2 inches
A0 841 x 1189 mm 33.1 x 46.8 inches
A1 594 x 841 mm 23.4 x 33.1 inches
A2 420 x 594 mm 16.5 x 23.4 inches
A3 297 x 420 mm 11.7 x 16.5 inches
A4 210 x 297 mm 8.3 x 11.7 inches
A5 148 x 210 mm 5.8 x 8.3 inches
A6 105 x 148 mm 4.1 x 5.8 inches
A7 74 x 105 mm 2.9 x 4.1 inches
A8 52 x 74 mm 2.0 x 2.9 inches
A9 37 x 52 mm 1.5 x 2.0 inches
A10 26 x 37 mm 1.0 x 1.5 inches

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