use of north arrows

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?

A screenshot of a cartography software package with a map of the United States.

Ten Things to Consider When Making a Map

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are ten common considerations that all cartographers should incorporate as part of their map making process.