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String Label Convention - Topical

General Use | Boundaries | Roadway Features | Bridge Features | Railroad Features | Structures | Utilities | Signing/Signals | Other Ground Features | Environment | Contours | Aerials | Pit Surveys | Test Strings

General Use
Feature String Label Style Set
Bench mark, Survey disk PBMK EXD, Topo
Boring, Test Pit PBOR EXD, Topo
PBRK Strings PBRK Topo
Boundary String BY Topo
Level string L Topo
Elevation Point Survey PELV Topo
Elevation Point Survey - Not at Ground PEVV Topo
Survey traverse string PSSA TRAV
Point labels within survey traverse string (PSSA)    
Traverse S TRAV
Survey fly station P TRAV
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Boundaries
Feature String Label Style Set
Bound PBND EXD, Topo
Bound other Discontinued Sep '13, Use PBND PCON EXD, Topo
County line BC ERW8
Drill hole PDHL EXD, Topo
Iron pin or pipe PIPN EXD, Topo
National forest line BN ERW8
Project marker PRJM EXD, Topo
Property line BP ERW8
Right-of-way, controlled access BRC ERW8
Right-of-way, limited access BRL ERW8
Right-of-way line BRW ERW8
Right-of-way line, additional label BRX ERW8
Right-of-way, railroad BRR ERW8
State line BSL ERW8
State line marker PSLM EXD, Topo
Town line BT ERW8
Town line marker PTLM EXD, Topo
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Roadway Features
Feature String Label Style Set
Center of road CO EXD, Topo
Edge of Gravel Road EG EXD, Topo
Edge of traveled way TW EXD, Topo
Edge of pavement EP EXD, Topo
Lane markings LM EXD, Topo
Driveway DR EXD, Topo
Trail TL EXD, Topo
Curb - Left CL EXD, Topo
Curb - Right CR EXD, Topo
Curb - Top TC EXD, Topo
Beam guard rail - Left BL EXD, Topo
Beam guard rail - Right BR EXD, Topo
Cable guard rail - Left GL EXD, Topo
Cable guard rail - Right GR EXD, Topo
Double face beam guard rail DF EXD, Topo
Jersey barrier JB EXD, Topo
Ditch line DL Topo
Bottom of slope BS Topo
Top of slope TS Topo
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Bridge Features
Feature String Label Style Set
Arch - Bottom BK Topo
Bridge deck BG EXD, Topo
Bridge abutment - Top TB EXD, Topo
Bridge abutment - Bottom BB Topo
Expansion joint EJ EXD, Topo
Exposed bridge footing - Top TF EXD, Topo
Exposed bridge footing - Bottom BF Topo
Pier - Top TP EXD, Topo
Pier - Bottom BJ Topo
Scupper PSBD EXD, Topo
Wing wall - Top WT EXD, Topo
Wing wall - Bottom WB Topo
Rip-rap RP EXD, Topo
Bridge spot elevations PEBV Topo
Bridge miscellaneous detail features - point string PMBF EXD, Topo
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Railroad Features
Feature String Label Style Set
Railroad RR EXD, Topo
Railroad sign PRSN EXD, Topo
Railroad signal PRSL EXD, Topo
Railroad switchstand PRSW EXD, Topo
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Structures
Feature String Label Style Set
Building at ground BE EXD, Topo
Building sill BD Topo
Catch basin top PCBD EXD, Topo
Catch basin/Drop inlet sump PSUM Topo
Concrete Pad (gas station island; etc.) CP EXD, Topo
Dam - top DM EXD, Topo
Dam - bottom DB Topo
Drainage pipe (Survey: use IGL for dir. shots) DP EXD, Topo
Drop inlet top PDID EXD, Topo
Fence - Barbed wire FB EXD, Topo
Fence Other FO EXD, Topo
Flushing Basin PFLS EXD, Topo
Foundation/Ruin FD EXD, Topo
Retaining wall - Left RL EXD, Topo
Retaining wall - Right RW EXD, Topo
Retaining wall - Top TR EXD, Topo
Sidewalk / Patio SK EXD, Topo
Sill Point PSIL  Topo
Sound Wall SA EXD, Topo
Steps SP EXD, Topo
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Utilities
Feature String Label Style Set
Camera Pole New Jan '13 PCPC EXD, Topo
Fiber Optic Delineator New Jan '13 PFDD EXD, Topo
Fiber Optic Splice Vault New Jan '13 PSVF EXD, Topo
Fire hydrant PHYD EXD, Topo
Fuel Tank PFTK EXD, Topo
Gas Pump PGAS EXD, Topo
Gas pumps GP EXD, Topo
Gas shutoff PGSO EXD, Topo
Guy pole or stub PGUY EXD, Topo
Guy wire anchors PANC EXD, Topo
Headwall, culvert end - Bottom BH Topo
Headwall - Top TH EXD, Topo
Intelligent Transportation Systems IT EXD, Topo
ITS Equipment Cabinet New Jan '13 PITS EXD, Topo
Joint power and telephone pole PJNT EXD, Topo
Junction box PJCT EXD, Topo
Light on joint pole PLTJ EXD, Topo
Light on power pole PLTP EXD, Topo
Light pole PLIT EXD, Topo
Manhole - Drainage PMHD EXD, Topo
Manhole - Electric PMHE EXD, Topo
Manhole - Gas PMHG EXD, Topo
Manhole - Sewer PMHS EXD, Topo
Manhole - Telephone PMHT EXD, Topo
Manhole - Unknown PMHU EXD, Topo
Manhole - Water PMHW EXD, Topo
Overhead Wire Description changed from "Aerial Electric" Dec '14 AE EXD, Topo
Pole PPOL EXD, Topo
Power pole PPWR EXD, Topo
Sluiceway SU EXD, Topo
Storage tanks SG EXD, Topo
Storage tank fill cap PSTT EXD, Topo
Public telephone PBTH EXD, Topo
Telephone/telegraph pole PTEL EXD, Topo
Tower - all types PPTR EXD, Topo
Underdrain Discontinued Mar '10, use DP UD EXD, Topo
Underground Cable TV UC EXD, Topo
Underground Electric UE EXD, Topo
Underground Fiber Optics UP EXD, Topo
Underground Fire Alarm UF EXD, Topo
Underground Gas UG EXD, Topo
Underground Sewer US EXD, Topo
Underground Telephone UT EXD, Topo
Underground Water UW EXD, Topo
Variable Speed Limit Sign New Jan '13 PVSL EXD, Topo
Water gate PWGT EXD, Topo
Water shutoff PWSO EXD, Topo
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Signing/Signals
Feature String Label Style Set
Controller cabinet PCCT EXD, Topo
Handhole Discontinued June '10, use PPBX PHHL EXD, Topo
Loop detector SD EXD, Topo
Magnetic detector sleeve DS EXD, Topo
Mast arm pole PMAP EXD, Topo
Meter Pedestal PMTR EXD, Topo
Pedestrian Signal Pole PWLK EXD, Topo
Pullbox PPBX EXD, Topo
Sign - Single post PSGN EXD, Topo
Sign - Double post PSND EXD, Topo
Sign - Billboard or other large sign (string feature)  SN EXD, Topo
Signal conduit SC EXD, Topo
Street light conduit LC EXD, Topo
Traffic signal without mast arm PSGL EXD, Topo
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Other Ground Features
Feature String Label Style Set
Athletic Field AF EXD, Topo
Berm BM EXD, Topo
Boulder PBDR EXD, Topo
Bush PBUS EXD, Topo
Cemetery CM EXD, Topo
Gate GA EXD, Topo
Gate post Use PPST, June '09 PGPT EXD, Topo
Ground light/yard light PGLT EXD, Topo
Fire tower Removed May '08 PFTR  
Flag pole PFPL EXD, Topo
Gravestone PGRV EXD, Topo
Hedge HE EXD, Topo
High water mark HW EXD, Topo
Intermittent or small stream ST EXD, Topo
Lamp post PLPT EXD, Topo
Leachfield LF EXD, Topo
Mail box PMBX EXD, Topo
Miscellaneous detail features - Point string PMDF EXD, Topo
Miscellaneous detail features - Not at Ground PMVF EXD, Topo
Miscellaneous detail features - Feature string FM EXD, Topo
Monuments/statues or other related items PMON EXD, Topo
Ornamental features (flower beds; etc.) OR EXD, Topo
Parking Meter PARK EXD, Topo
Pool QP EXD, Topo
Post - all types PPST EXD, Topo
Ramp - Boat; etc. RM EXD, Topo
Ridge line RD EXD, Topo
Rock outcrop Left RO EXD, Topo
Rock outcrop Right RK EXD, Topo
Satellite dish PDAT EXD, Topo
Septic Tank PSTK EXD, Topo
Shore line - Left SL EXD, Topo
Shore line - Right SR EXD, Topo
Lumber stockpile Removed Jan. '09, Use SO QS EXD, Topo
Stockpile SO EXD, Topo
Stone wall SW EXD, Topo
Stump PSTP EXD, Topo
Swamp/marsh or wet area WA EXD, Topo
Swamp symbol PSWP EXD, Topo
Test pit  Removed December '08, Use PBOR PTPT EXD, Topo
Top of slope TS Topo
Tree - Coniferous PTCS EXD, Topo
Tree - Deciduous PTDS EXD, Topo
Vent pipe - Outlet PVNT EXD, Topo
Waterfall WF EXD, Topo
Well PWEL EXD, Topo
Woods line or brush line - Left WL EXD, Topo
Woods line or brush line - Right WR EXD, Topo
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Environment
Feature String Label Style Set
Invasive Species VA ENV8, EXD, Topo
Monitoring Well PMWL EXD, Topo
HOTL VT ENV8, EXD, Topo
MHT VM ENV8, EXD, Topo
OHT VK ENV8, EXD, Topo
OHW VH ENV8, EXD, Topo
Prime Wetland  VR ENV8, EXD, Topo
Special Aquatic Site VS ENV8, EXD, Topo
TBZ VZ ENV8, EXD, Topo
TOB VB ENV8, EXD, Topo
TOBOHW VO ENV8, EXD, Topo
Vernal Pool VP ENV8, EXD, Topo
Wetland Delineated WD ENV8, EXD, Topo
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Contours
Feature String Label Style Set
Index contour - Approximate CA CTR8
Index contour - Approx. depression CB CTR8
Index contour - Depression CD CTR8
Index contour - Standard CS CTR8
Intermediate contour - Approximate ZA CTR8
Intermediate contour - Approx. depression ZB CTR8
Intermediate contour - Depression ZD CTR8
Intermediate contour - Standard ZF CTR8
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Aerials
Feature String Label Style Set
Text - Dense Trees *DT  
Text - Grid Text *GR  
Asphalt Pad AP EXD, Topo
Buildings BA EXD, Topo
Curb Bottom CB EXD, Topo
Culvert - Aerial Mapping CU EXD, Topo
Deck DK EXD, Topo
Driveway Unpaved DU EXD, Topo
Stream or river flow arrow FA Topo
Grid GD EXD, Topo
Gravel Shoulder GS EXD, Topo
Obscured Tank KO EXD, Topo
Back of Curb NC EXD, Topo
Back of Curb Obscured ND EXD, Topo
Back of Curb - No Elevation Change from Bottom NE EXD, Topo
Obscured Railroad NO EXD, Topo
Obscured area OA EXD, Topo
Obscured Bridge OB EXD, Topo
Obscured Curb - Bottom Right OC EXD, Topo
Obscured Drive OD EXD, Topo
Obscured Shoulder OE EXD, Topo
Obscured Fence OF EXD, Topo
Obscured Guardrail OH EXD, Topo
Obscured Structure OI EXD, Topo
Obscured Wall OJ EXD, Topo
Obscured Deck OK EXD, Topo
Obscured Lane Marking OL EXD, Topo
Obscured Misc. Object OM EXD, Topo
Obscured Sign ON EXD, Topo
Obscured Concrete Pad OO EXD, Topo
Obscured Pavement OP EXD, Topo
Obscured Pool OQ EXD, Topo
Obscured Sidewalk OS EXD, Topo
Obscured Headwall OT EXD, Topo
Obscured Culvert OU EXD, Topo
Obscured Wetland OW EXD, Topo
Obscured Water OX EXD, Topo
Obscured Ramp/Dock OY EXD, Topo
Obscured Catch Basin PCBO EXD, Topo
Obscured Drain  PDIO EXD, Topo
Elevation Point Aerial PDTM EXD, Topo
Obscured Flagpole PFPO EXD, Topo
Fence Post PFPS EXD, Topo
Obscured Hydrant PHYO EXD, Topo
Obscured Lightpole PLPO EXD, Topo
Obscured Manhole PMHO EXD, Topo
Obscured Pole POPL EXD, Topo
Obscured Post POPS EXD, Topo
Horizontal Vertical Control PPHV EXD, Topo
Obscured Sign PSGO EXD, Topo
Obscured Traffic Signal PSOL EXD, Topo
Tree from Aerial Mapping PTR1 EXD, Topo
Obscured Steps SQ EXD, Topo
Curb Top TC EXD, Topo
Obscured Top of Curb TD EXD, Topo
Top of Curb - No Elevation Change from Bottom TE EXD, Topo
Tank TK EXD, Topo
Transmission Tower TN EXD, Topo
Obscured Trail TO EXD, Topo
Retaining Walls TR EXD, Topo
Obscured Utility UO EXD, Topo
Break lines X EXD, Topo
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Pit Surveys (Construction/Audit Items)
Feature String Label Style Set
Bottom of slope BS Topo
Level string L Topo
Limit of pit LP Topo
Limit of work LW Topo
Old ground OG Topo
Stockpile SO EXD, Topo
Top of slope TS Topo
Waste Removed Jan. '09, Use SO WS Topo
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Test Strings (Not for survey use)
Feature String Label Style Set
Building name *BD  
Cemetery name *CM  
County name *CT  
Dam name *DM  
General name *GN  
Miscellaneous name *MS  
Ocean name *OC  
Pipeline name *PI  
Pole numbers *PL  
Pool text *PO  
Road names *RD  
Railroad name *RR  
River name *RV  
Spot elevations *E  
State name *ST  
Town name *TW  
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New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483  |  7 Hazen Drive  |  
Concord, NH  |  03302-0483
Tel: 603.271.3734  |  Fax: 603.271.3914