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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

Ten Things to Consider When Making a Map

Ten Things to Consider When Making a Map

What makes a good map?  When done well, a map is a vehicle for effective communication.  There are many cartographic principles to help guide effective map making.  Below are ten common considerations that all cartographers should incorporate as part of their map making process.  This list isn’t meant to be […]