The absence of Grid North

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25 Oct, 2018 03:57 PM

I am interested in knowing why grid north is not indicated on the bottom of a map printed with grids.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 25 Oct, 2018 09:10 PM

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    Because it was hard to fit in without expanding the magnetic north indicator (a third line, with associated label, wouldn't fit in the current space very easily), UTM grid north is never more than about 2.8 degrees off of true north, and unlike magnetic north you have a visual indication from the lines on the map.

    I may be able to add a number (but not an indicator line) at some point.

  2. 2 Posted by marcus.promark on 26 Oct, 2018 01:24 AM

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    Thank you for the quick response! Our teams use SARtopo on a regular basis. This is one feature that would make our operations a bit smoother and more accurate.

    We would appreciate this being added in some way even if it is only a number.

    Thank you for all that you are doing! Great work!

  3. kobe.pole closed this discussion on 26 Oct, 2018 05:03 PM.

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