North on compass-oriented map does not coincide with Google North
I have oriented a Google Earth Map printout for a certain location with a compass, but the compass North ( supposedly the magnetic North) on the oriented map points to a direction which is about 40 degr West of the North as shown on the Google Earth Map.
In other words, the direction of the North on the Google Earth map is exactly perpendicular to the upper edge of the map, whereas when I orient the map with a compass, the North appears shifted to the left ( westward by about 40 degr). How come? Perhaps the Google North on the map is not the Magnetic North? But even so, the magnetic declination is only about 13 degr. !
The Google Earth subject area on the search box is “ Anse a l’Orme Bay, Montreal, Quebec, Canada “.
Thank you for the elucidations
Last edited by ittiandro; 06-09-2016 at 04:56 PM.