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Maps and Cartography

To North Arrow or Not to North Arrow

To North Arrow or Not to North Arrow

I started my GIS education back when hand cartography was still a course offered at UCLA.  My early teachers drilled into me the standard of adding a title, north arrow, and scale bar automatically to all maps.  The GIS manager at a place where I first worked was adamant that […]

Maps and Cartography

Your Brain on Maps

As part of a larger article on the real and hypothesized effects of relying on computerized navigation systems on the mind, Alex Hutchinson looked at research on spatial cognition.  The ability to navigate successfully can be achieved by either of two different strategies in the brain which Hutchinson explains in Global […]