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d.northarrow — Displays a north arrow on the graphics monitor.

Keywords

display, cartography

Synopsis

d.northarrow
d.northarrow --help
d.northarrow [-twr]  [style=string]   [at=x,y]   [rotation=float]   [label=string]   [color=name]   [fill_color=name]   [text_color=name]   [width=float]   [fontsize=float]   [--help]  [--verbose]  [--quiet]  [--ui]

Flags

-t

Draw the symbol without text

-w

Do not rotate text with symbol

-r

Use radians instead of degrees for rotation

--help

Print usage summary

--verbose

Verbose module output

--quiet

Quiet module output

--ui

Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters

style=string

North arrow style
Options: 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9, fancy_compass, basic_compass, arrow1, arrow2, arrow3, star
Default: 1a
1a: Two color arrowhead
1b: Two color arrowhead with circle
2: Narrow with blending N
3: Long with small arrowhead
4: Inverted narrow inside a circle
5: Triangle and N inside a circle
6: Arrowhead and N inside a circle
7a: Tall half convex arrowhead
7b: Tall half concave arrowhead
8a: Thin arrow in a circle
8b: Fat arrow in a circle
9: One color arrowhead
fancy_compass: Fancy compass
basic_compass: Basic compass
arrow1: Simple arrow
arrow2: Thin arrow
arrow3: Fat arrow
star: 4-point star

at=x,y

Screen coordinates of the rectangle’s top-left corner
(0,0) is lower-left of the display frame
Options: 0-100
Default: 85.0,15.0

rotation=float

Rotation angle in degrees (counter-clockwise)
Default: 0

label=string

Displayed letter on the top of arrow
Default: N

color=name

Line color
Either a standard color name, R:G:B triplet, or "none"
Default: black

fill_color=name

Fill color
Either a standard color name, R:G:B triplet, or "none"
Default: black

text_color=name

Text color
Either a standard color name or R:G:B triplet

width=float

Line width
Default: 0

fontsize=float

Font size
Options: 1-360
Default: 14

Description

d.northarrow displays a north arrow symbol at the given screen coordinates. If no coordinates are given it will draw the north arrow in the bottom right of the display. It can draw the north arrow in a number of styles (see the wiki page for details). With certain styles of north arrow label ’N’ is displayed by default, and can be changed with option label, for example for different languages. The label can be hidden with -t flag.

North arrow can be rotated, for example to align with true north, not grid north. The angle in degrees counter-clockwise (or radians with -r flag) can be specified with option rotation. Label is rotated together with the arrow, unless flag -w is specified.

Examples

Display a north arrow symbol as a basic compas with label NORTH, rotated by 8 degrees with label, with black line and gray fill:

d.mon wx0
d.northarrow style=basic_compas rotation=8 label=NORTH -w color=black fill_color=gray
d.mon -r

See Also

d.barscale, d.graph, d.grid, d.legend

Author

Hamish Bowman, Department of Geology, University of Otago, New Zealand
Improvements as part of GSoC 2016 by Adam Laza, CTU in Prague

Last changed: $Date: 2016-08-01 10:21:57 +0200 (Mon, 01 Aug 2016) $

Source Code

Available at: d.northarrow source code (history)

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