View Single Post
Gokul43201
Gokul43201 is offline
#10
Dec20-07, 10:48 PM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Gokul43201's Avatar
P: 11,154
I believe north-up maps started becoming popular with the combined use of the magnetic compass and Polaris (the North Star) for navigation by European traders, explorers and naval fleets. The Aussies still like to use south-up maps for kicks!