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A cropped view of a map with a north arrow in bold black with the letter "N" on top of it. A section of Texas and Louisiana can be seen at the top of the image.

Should You Put a North Arrow on a Map?

Caitlin Dempsey

Do all maps need a north arrow?

Spray painted white signed with a Red Cross and blue lettering that says, "You Are Here".

Your Brain on Maps

Caitlin Dempsey

What do some recent studies that look at the brain and navigation suggest? Read on to find out.