Example of a neatline

Map neatlines

The neatline on a map is:

“A border drawn around a map to enclose the legend, scale, title, geographic features, and any other information pertinent to the map, often showing tick marks that indicate intervals of distance. On a standard quadrangle map, the neatlines are the meridians and parallels delimiting the quadrangle.”

The ERSI Press dictionary of GIS terminology / edited by Heather Kennedy. Redlands, Calif. : ERSI Press, c.2001.

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