Archive for January, 2011

Crosshairs≠Surveyor’s Marks

January 13, 2011

For the record, I have been making maps professionally for 16-20 years, and I have never used cross-hairs to show locations on my maps. I would not use that symbol casually, nor would I try and convince you after the fact that it’s just a surveyor’s mark.

I do use circled cross-hairs as registration marks on the edges of my big, color maps, to make sure the color plates line up perfectly; they get trimmed off after printing, before the maps are folded.