The importance of a North indicator

In our view, every landscape plan needs a north-point marker. The figure below shows a typical


When orienting the North arrow on a plan sheet, BES prefers three directions. In order of preference, they are: 1) pointing toward to the top, 2) pointing toward the left side, or 3) pointing to the right side. The only direction that is NEVER accepted is directing the north arrow toward the bottom of a sheet.


Maps should be drawn with north toward the top of the sheet. If this orientation is not feasible, the map should be drawn with north toward the left. A north arrow must be shown on all maps.