Introduction to bearings

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Introduction
Lessons
1. Introduction to bearings
2. Standard compass bearings
3. Compass bearings
4. True bearings
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Examples
Lessons
1. Locating an Object Using Different Types of Bearings

Given the following diagram:

Specify the direction as a:

1. Standard compass bearing
2. Compass bearing
3. True bearing
2. Graphing Different Bearings

Draw a suitable diagram for each of the following bearings:

1. N25°W
2. 240°T
3. Conversion Between Different Types of Bearings

Convert

1. The compass bearing S25°E to a true bearing
2. The true bearing of 120°T to a compass bearing
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Topic Notes

3 main types of bearings:

- Standard compass bearings

- Compass bearings

- True bearings

Cardinal Points: the 4 basic standard bearings (East, South, West, North)

Compass bearings: the number of degrees east or west of north of south.

True bearings:

- Angle measured clockwise to the bearing line from the north

- The symbol T is to indicate that it is true bearing, but sometimes it is omitted

- For bearings less than 100°, use 3 digits with the first digit being a 0. (e.g. 045°T)