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  1. grid north(Noun)

    The direction northwards along the grid lines of a map projection. The grid north for a particular map is usually chosen so that it deviates very little from the true north.


  1. Grid north

    Grid north is a navigational term referring to the direction northwards along the grid lines of a map projection. It is contrasted with true north and magnetic north. Many topographic maps, including those of the United States Geological Survey and the Ordnance Survey, indicate the difference between grid north, true north, and magnetic north. At the South Pole, grid north conventionally points northwards along the Prime Meridian.

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  1. grid north

    The northerly or zero direction indicated by the grid datum of directional reference.

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  • nord de la grilleFrench
  • север по координатной сеткеRussian

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