Does anyone ever deliberately design an UN-friendly map? Of course not. So what explains our name? Knowing what to leave out of a map is very, very important! We remove the blah-blah-blah so you can focus on the important things. For example, we rarely include a legend. If every school on the map is clearly labeled “school”, then no explanation is needed in the legend. Same for rivers, roads, parks, etc. “Self-explanatory” is our favorite phrase. Often, our North arrow does not point directly up. A little rotation might allow the map image to be larger. Larger is easier to read, so we do that.Read More →