Here is the original design of the interactive community map tool that would later evolve into Resource Community, a collaborative map website co-founded by myself and my close friend Allison Bailey. Find the full Color & Icon Key below.
Every location is categorized by color first, and icon second, to represent the two main features of that location. The icons also help colorblind people. For example, Red (Food) + Grocery Cart = Grocery Store. Red + Music Note = Restaurant that hosts open mics or concerts. Having 2 categories allows to “mix and match”.