“Magnetic” pole locations on global charts are incorrect

  title={“Magnetic” pole locations on global charts are incorrect},
  author={W. A. Campbell},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
  • W. A. Campbell
  • Published 1996
  • History
  • Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
For the past 40 years or more an error has appeared on the charts produced by major U.S. mapping organizations. The cartographers routinely mark a position in each hemisphere that they identify as the “Magnetic Pole.” For examples, see pages 73 and 86 of the Today's World: A New World Atlas, published by Rand McNally & Company in 1993, and The Earth's Fractured Surface, a chart published by the National Geographic Society in April 1995. The problem is that the word “magnetic” has become a… Expand
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