• A compass is a device that is used to determine direction.
  • The needle points to Earth’s magnetic north pole.
  • A compass rose shows the four major directions, plus intermediates between them.
  • To find your location or to move from place to place, you need a map, a compass, and some way to measure your distance, such as a range finder.
  • People who do orienteering use a compass and a map with polar coordinates to find their way along a course across wilderness terrain.
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