Master’s thesis presents national topographic maps at a scale 1: 25.000 from three different countries: Slovenia, Poland and Spain. We have analysed a design of national topographic maps, cartographic symbols, technical standards and instruction for map design and marginal content. All maps have significant differences not only in design, but in the contents also. Creating three maps of the same area in Slovenia, based on the design of Slovenian, Polish and Spanish national topographic maps at a scale 1: 25.000, enables more explicit comparison of map and cartographic symbols design. With a questionnaire about created maps, we were asking users and experts about the attractiveness of maps, the most appropriate symbol choice for different feature classes, the colours, the legend and the usefulness of all three created maps. Results of the survey show that many Slovenians, Poles and Spaniards prefer a domestic map, because they are used to it and they are familiar with cartographic symbols, too.