>Guys, discuss this as much as you wish, but PLEASE, the correct word is
>DECLINATION. If the DEVIATION is WEST, you ADD it to the compass
>indication. If it is EAST,
>SUBSTRACT it from the compass indication.
>Might I also add that if you have a plat of your property, and it's
>usually required when
>you have it surveyed, all the sides have their magnetic bearings on the
>plat. Call the
>nearest Flight Control center and ask them for the DEVIATION in the
Ed,with respect, I have heard the term declination used all my
life by those that were in the profession of surveying, navigating,
etc. I took the time to look it up in Webster's because I was
puzzled by your (and others) statements that it was not correct.
"Angular distance north or south from the celestial equator measured
along a great circle passing through the celestial poles."
Doesn't that accurately describe what has been talked about?
Sign me Curious.
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