How to Do a Resection With a Map and Compass?

Answer Orienteering -- the skill of finding your location and navigating using just a map and compass -- is a rapidly dying art in our modern world of global positioning systems, mapping websites and hiki... Read More »

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Why gyro compass is used in ships instead of magnetic compass?

Because a ship is made of metal, which can affect the accuracy of a standard magnetic compass. Also, a gyrocompass is is better able to point to the true north, which is more accurate to navigation... Read More »

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Why is a compass rose called a compass rose?

A compass rose is the circular diagram commonly found on charts and maps, indicating the points of a compass. Because the directional points were thought to resemble rose petals, the diagram was ca... Read More »

Why is the compass rose named the compass rose?

The compass rose used to be known as the "wind rose" and was used to calculate direction based on wind. Map-makers began to use the wind rose as a compass to calculate direction, and thus it became... Read More »