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Magnetic North Update

 Hi Everyone, 

Just though I would share this with everyone. The compass was one of our first tools as land surveyors.

Understanding  how it worked back then and now helps those who retrace old surveys.

This involved setting the declination on your compass then and understanding the changes now.Surveying with a compass has not been used in many years and may be becoming a lost art.

But todays surveyor  needs to understand it and how it worked. So read how this Big Change has come about in these two reports on Magnetic north.

Learn about Magnetic North Updates on Live Science

changes to magnetic north and surveyors

Maps and Magnetic North Changes on National Geographic

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  • Thanks for the Shout back.

    thank you my friend,


  • Wow... thanks for sharing this Billy... that Natgeo article is fascinating!

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