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Question #17100 posted on 08/01/2005 3:13 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where could I find a current world map with east as up? And I don't mean just a regular map flipped ninety degrees, I mean one where the names of the country and such are all oriented in the classic sense of the word.

⇝ S.K.

A: Dear S.K.,

I don't think you'll be able to find such a map, unless you have it custom made. I have seen a couple of maps where south was oriented up (which makes as much sense as north--it's just unconventional), but there is no "East Pole," so there is no predefined axis around which to draw the map. It just doesn't make much cartological sense.

- Katya