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1.7 Three-Figure Bearings

Three-Figure Bearings

  • Three-Figure bearings describe a direction in a 2D plane in terms of the angle, measured in a clockwise direction, a line drawn in that direction makes with the positive y-axis (north).
  • By convention, the origin is chosen to be the point (x, y)=(0,0) on a graph.

Example

The compass direction north-east (NE) corresponds to a bearing of 315o.

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