Is there a cartographic term for this? March 1, 2010 12:25 PMSubscribe
Is there a cartographic term for this?
On old nautical charts, there are often (bearing?) lines all over the place, which intersect to form a sort of star-shape. See this image please: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mediterranean_chart_fourteenth_century2.jpg Is there a name for the star-shaped convergence? Is their placement arbitrary? It looks arbitrary. Did the cartographer simply place them at intervals around a point of interest or a coastline, like numbers on a clock face?
Tried Google, tried Wikipedia, tried some cool cartographic sites...no luck.