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Interstellar magnetic fields play a major role in the ionized gas away from the Galactic disk, but their strength and direction is still unclear. Radio spectro-polarimetry and rotation measure synthesis, for example used in the Parkes Galactic Meridian Survey and a number of all (southern and northern) sky surveys, enable determination of the properties of magnetic fields in the Galactic halo and their role in the disk-halo interaction.