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In our group phase, our instructors taught us how to read a topographic map and use a compass. It was a skill we needed so we'd be able to move our group to our next destination, and so our question tonight is: What is the difference between True North and Magnetic North?

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And our question tonight is...What is the difference between True North and Magnetic North? Here's the answer: True North refers to the unchanging, geographic spot which we know as the North Pole. Most maps are aligned along True North.

A compass points to Magnetic North, and refers to the pole of the Earth's magnetic field. This point varies depending on where you're at, but through declination, we're able to account for this change and accurately guide our group to our destination.

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