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Visual Identity

Review this section to better understand guidelines and rules related to the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ visual identity. Make sure you understand usage rules, standards and how everything works together before using these assets to create Center- and/or University-related promotions. These assets are only for official Center and University communications. Do not use them to promote private businesses or for individual purposes.

Downloadable Assets

The Center for Geospatial Analytics title will always be identified by a typography treatment displayed separately, at a safe distance from and in subservient position to the College of Natural Resources logo.

Type treatments

The typography treatments below are the primary graphic identifiers for the Center for Geospatial Analytics and are provided in several formats. The .eps files have been created as line-art vector files and are the only logos that should ever be used for print or signs. The .png files are primarily for Web use. The .jpg and .png logos can be used for PowerPoint or Microsoft Office documents. All formats can be downloaded here.

A logo for the Center for Geospatial Analytics A logo for the Center for Geospatial Analytics
 cgaBlack.eps  cgaWhite.eps
cgaBlack.png cgaWhite.png*
cgaBlack.jpg cgaWhite.jpg

* Note: With this particular PNG file, the text is white and is not set within a black brick, so it should be used with non-white background colors. If the white Center for Geospatial Analytics type treatment is to be placed over a photograph, make sure the background is dark enough to ensure legibility without altering the type or photo. Do not use the white type over a light background.

PowerPoint templates

 NC State + CGA logosNC State + CNR + CGA logos
Download .zipDownload .zip
Standard screen
Download .zipDownload .zip

Color Palettes

In addition to the Black and White type treatments above, the Center for Geospatial Analytics has been assigned Bio-indigo and Reynolds Red as secondary colors from the expanded NC State Brand palette. These colors should be subordinate to Wolfpack Red, Black and White.

College of Natural Resources color palette

NC State College of Natural Resource’s core palette consists of three colors: Wolfpack Red, Wolfpack White and Wolfpack Black. These colors should feature more prominently than any other colors in NC State communications. We are, always, the Red & White of NC State. Even when used sparingly, Wolfpack Red should always come across as the dominant color in designs.

Wolfpack Red                 Wolfpack Black            Wolfpack White               
PMS 186 C—     
CMYK 0 100 81 4CMYK 0 0 0 100CMYK 0 0 0 0
RGB 204 0 0RGB 0 0 0RGB 255 255 255

Center for Geospatial Analytics color palette

When using Bio-indigo for the Center for Geospatial Analytics, try to use an equal amount of Reynolds Red.

Bio-indigo                    Reynolds Red               
PMS 7456 C          PMS 7622 C
CMYK 85 50 0 5 CMYK 0 100 90 20
HEX #4156A1 HEX #990000
RGB 65 86 161 RGB 153 0 0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far should the Center for Geospatial Analytics type treatment be from the NC State logo? Or from any other elements, like a photo or text or the CNR logo?
Make sure that there is always at least an “N-width” of space around and separating all logos from each other and other elements. Learn more at

Don't crowd the NC State logo

I want to justify the text on my research poster. Is that on-brand?
It is against NC State brand guidelines to justify text; keep copy left- or right-aligned, and do not hyphenate across lines. Learn more at

Do keep copy blocks left- or right-aligned. Don't force-justify copy blocks.

What font should I use to be on-brand?
NC State’s “Univers” font is licensed only for official use by university communicators. Students, faculty and researchers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics should use Arial in all presentations, Word documents or other printed files affiliated with the Center or University. Roboto should be used on websites and other digital media. Learn more from the NC State brand website.