IAN kicks off collaboration with Cambodian Ministry of Environment on Mekong Flooded Forest Landscape Report Card (eNewsletter) I’m interested in using some of your symbols in ArcMap 9, which is a GIS program created by ESRI. Maybe I’m missing something, but I have not been able to figure out how to import your symbols. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am definitely no expert on the ESRI suite of GIS products. I do use ArcView a little and I have just done some extensive googling and I haven’t had any luck so far in working out how to import vector files (eps or svg). It seems it can handle raster formats which seems strange given that GIS applications are vector based. I know we have had other users download the libraries with the intent of using them in a GIS environment, but I am not sure if they were successful or not. I thought maybe a DXF file might work since Illustrator can export these and ArcGIS can import them, but when I created one in Illustrator it lost all the layer and most of the color information making the symbol just a wireframe style vector graphic, which is not much use. The only option I can see is a raster export from Illustrator. this might be acceptable for you. when you use the symbols, just open up one at a time for the symbols. you’ll need to tweek it a little bit,(i would make them bigger, for arcgis, i have made mine about 4’x4′). when you’ve done that, export the symbol as an eps. that way it will be a vector that can be resized in arcmap. then go into arcmap and go to tools –>,styles manager –>,then navigate to the folder where your eps is. this should be able to be used as a symbol now. I found this set of instructions for using your own Illustrator symbols (including IAN symbol libraries) in ESRI ArcMap projects. Here is the link: First create your symbol in Illustrator and export it as an EMF file. Then you can add it to your styles in ArcMap using the Style Manager. Select Styles ->, Create New… (Navigate to where you want your new style file created, and enter the name you wish the style to be called). Your new style will be referenced on the left side of the style manager. Select the plus sign next to the new style to expand its folder. I just tried this and it works great. I tried just exporting the symbol at normal size and at a large size as gisdude suggests. Both work similarly, you just have to decide what units you’re using in the dropdown box in the upper right hand corner of the create new marker symbol dialog. You can change the default size of the symbol in the same dialog box under the Picture Marker tab. The size box is your default size. One recommendation I have is to increase the stroke weight because during the import process thin stroke weights totally disappear. I had luck with a stroke weight of 2 pts. Source.