[GRASS-user] north arrow symbols for map composer

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 20 15:33:28 EST 2011

Anna wrote:
> I would like to add the possibility to display
> north arrow in Map Composer and I'm looking for
> some nice north arrow symbols.

(in case anyone didn't already know about them,
see some of the existing ones here:
  http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/IconSymbols#Existing_symbols  )

> So far I found these sources [1], [2], but I'm
> not sure if I can use it and under what
> conditions.
> [1] http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/IconSymbols#North_Arrows

for the SUNY College of Environmental Science and
Forestry ones you'd have to email the author to

> [2] http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/repository/revisions/master/show/images/svg/north_arrows

QGIS and GRASS share the same license so it is fine
(and encouraged!) to copy things back and forth.
see also


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