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Map Elements


  • Title
  • Legend
  • Scale
  • Explanatory Text
  • Direction (e.g. north)
  • Map Sources
  • Credits
  • Border/Neatline
  • Inset(s)
  • Locator Map(s)


Create a hand-drawn map, or use your favorite design software such as Inkscape.  Make sure to incorporate each of the elements mentioned above. Be considerate of aesthetic and leave room for the eye to rest.

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