How to Read Degrees on a Compass?

Answer Different directional compasses bear different markings. Some compasses are marked off to display a full 360 degrees, and some are marked in gradations of 20 degrees. Some also display a "declinati... Read More »

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How to Read a Compass by the Sun?

Since the sun can be viewed as following a fixed course during the day, rising in the east and setting in the west, it is a valuable navigational aid for anyone traveling through unfamiliar terrain... Read More »

How do I read a digital compass?

Digital CompassA digital compass, or magnetometer, is a device used to measure the direction of the magnetic field in a given vicinity and display it digitally. Hold it steady, being sure not to ti... Read More »

How Read a Lensatic Compass?

A lensatic compass is a piece of equipment which people can use to navigate the land and mark and find landmarks. A lensatic compass has three parts. The cover protects the compass rose dial. All o... Read More »

How to Read a Boat Compass?

Reading the compass on a boat is somewhat different from reading a compass used in land navigation since you're not looking down on the compass from above. The line that extends across the glass do... Read More »