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true north

the direction from any point along a meridian towards the North Pole
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true north

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The direction of the north geographical pole.
The reference direction for measurement of true directions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

true north

The direction from an observer’s position to the geographic north pole.
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true north

The direction from an observer's position to the geographical North Pole. It is the north direction of any geographical meridian.
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The distance between the magnetic north pole and the geographic north pole is about 500 kilometres.
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The declination angle at the current geographic location should be used for compensation of the heading to obtain true geographic North Pole.
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Various expeditions followed, like photographing polar bears on Norway's Svalbard archipelago, until Hadow set his sights on the seemingly impossible - trekking solo and unsupported from the top of Canada to the geographic North Pole.
The sun location algorithm is based on geographic north and south; thus the truly geographical north/south of solar field is very important for the tracking system.
Finally, there is nothing more satisfying than completing the race on the geographic North Pole.
CYPRIOT businessman and philanthropist Nasos Ktorides completed the world's coolest and most northerly marathon, parking the flags of Cyprus and Greece at the Geographic North Pole.
The challenge follows the success of the charity's 2011 expedition, in which Captain Hewitt and three other disabled soldiers became the first team of unsupported war-wounded amputees to reach the geographic North Pole.
Harry already has a close connection with Walking With The Wounded as he was patron of its successful bid to get a group of unsupported amputees to the geographic North Pole by foot.
Harry already has a close connection with the charity as he was patron of its successful bid to get a group of unsupported amputees to the geographic North Pole last year.

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