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A North Arrow is a graphical representation on a map which indicates the direction to North.

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Adjusting size of North Arrow with rotation in QGIS Print Layout

I'm trying to fix the size of my north arrow with 20mm x 20mm. My problem is when my map has a rotation, the arrow is smaller (due to the inner box). So I'm trying to set the size of my box with: 20*(...
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Option to create north arrow missing in QGIS map layout (v 3.4.3)

I am giving a QGIS course. Both of my students, working with QGIS version 3.4.3 (Madeira), do not have the option to add a north arrow to their map canvas in the map layout. I cannot figure out why ...
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Exporting animated map with legends

I know how to export an animated map in QGIS but I'd like to also place a legend, the north symbol and the scale. I know that in order to do this I have to create a composition but I don't know how to ...
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Editing and changing the default symbol of North arrow in QGIS 3.10

The North arrow shortcut in the layout environment is very useful and I wonder if I can edit the default symbol and change it, with another symbol, from SVG library?
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Use define fixed size rotated SVG symbol controlled by Atlas

I'm working with QGIS 3.10 under FreeBSD 12.1 and trying to use a North direction SVG arrow symbol which is controlled by an atlas. The atlas is driven by a set of map sheets arranged along a winding ...
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Adding north arrow using PyQGIS

I am trying to put the north arrow on the graphic output of the map using PyQGIS (QGIS 3.4). I tried adding it as an image with the attached code but I have the background of the image and it does not ...
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Removing North arrow?

I use QGIS and don't know why there is a North indicator (see the figure). Anyone know how did it come and how to remove it?
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Creating ArcGIS markers (North Arrows) for QGIS? [closed]

I came across a PDF containing dozens of north arrows used in Esri's ArcGIS. QGIS doesn't have many fascinating north arrows, to be candid. I thought of creating SVG icons of these north arrows and ...
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Syncing north arrow with polygon centerpoint

I am using the QGIS 3.2.1 atlas functionality to create a series of maps. The maps are of polygons from 60 degrees north to 78 degrees north. The north arrow seem to be aligned based on its position ...
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Using true north bearing in label expression

In QGIS there is an option to rotate the north arrow as grid north or true north. For my case I need the true north angle. The rotation works just fine but now I also wanted to add the image rotation ...
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Displaying NorthArrow on ArcObjects axSceneControl?

I have standalone application (ArcObjects C# 10.3) uses axSceneControl. How to display on the scene NorthArrow or Directional Arrow or something like that? I found an example for NorthArrow http://...
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North arrow not syncing with map QGIS 2.18

I read about clicking on the 'sync with map' option after adding a north arrow (Layout -add image)(in Print composer), and I've done that, but when I rotate the map, the north arrow does not rotate ...
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Seeking equation/algorithm for angle between straight line and grid north?

I have a cylindrical equidistant projection map containing climate data(equal angle and equal distances). On this projection I have a straight line connecting two latitude and longitude points. How ...
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Alternative North Arrow using R GIStools package?

I'm really digging the R package GISTools for making some basic maps. The default north arrow, created with north.arrow looks ok, but I'm wondering if it would be possible to use a different north ...
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How to add north arrow to the project frame in QGIS

I search for a way to add a north arrow to the project frame (and not in the composer frame- that i know how to do), in the blue mark place:
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Arcmap 10.4 new north arrow?

I update from ArcMap 10.3 to 10.4. When I export a map, I always used the "normal" north arrow, i.e. the first arrow on the top-left in the image shown here: After I update to ArcMap 10.4 is that ...
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Add complex north arrow to ArcMap?

How do you add this type of north arrow to ArcMap?
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Preventing North Arrow from jumping around in ArcPy?

I am using a python script, which opens an mxd, loads a feature class, exports the map to a png. That script produces a few hundreds of maps. After my update to 10.4 (maybe that is a coincidence) the ...
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Adding custom made north arrow to ArcGIS Pro Project

I need to be able to add a custom north arrow to achieve a standardized look for maps I make for my company. I've been reading through the ArcGIS Pro documentation and have come to a loss on what I'm ...
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Using pop-up dialog to change properties of northarrow in ArcObjects? [closed]

In ArcMap, users could double-click on elements like north arrow and then change its properties in a pop-up dialog. I was wondering how to accomplish this using ArcObjects?
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Adding North Arrow in ArcGIS Online web application/map?

I would like to add a north arrow for online applications/maps in the ArcGIS Online platform. I can't seem to find if this is possible and/or how?
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Adding North Arrow which adjusts to the map rotation in QGIS

How do you add a working North Arrow into QGIS, one that will rotate if the map is rotated? I'm aware that in QGIS the North Arrow icon is just an image (Layout -> Add Image/Arrow), what I need to ...
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How to insert "Topo North Arrow" using ArcObject

Does anyone know how to insert "Topo NorthArrow" using ArcObject C# SDK? There is no example or snippet. I am not sure if it is even available through SDK.
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How to add north arrow to map using ArcGIS silverlight API?

I think it's a simple question but i don't answer it. I want to add North arrow in my webgis using silverlight API. How can I do it? Is there any sample code to add north arrow using silverlight api ?
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How to put North Arrow and Scale on map in COMPOSER in QGIS 2.2.0

I am new to QGIS and the questions asked and answered here about the North Arrow do not seem to help me solve my problem below. In the main mapping pane of QGIS 2.2.0 Valmiera, I can add the scale ...
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Changing style of north arrow “ESRI North 4” to “ESRI North 1” using ArcPy?

I have a Python assignment where I have to write a script to change the style of the north arrow from “ESRI North 4” to “ESRI North 1”. I wrote the following code: import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping....
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Meridian convergence. True north, magnetic north and grid north

I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around meridian convergence, the horizontal angular distance between true north and grid north. Say I want to determine if a feature lies to the east or west ...
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Annotating north arrow degree rotation in ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.1. I rotated my data frame for a map, and the north arrow dutifully is rotated as well to show north. I've been told it's possible to annotate the degree rotation on the north ...
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