Answer to Question #115239 in Geomatics for Nontobeko zama

Question #115239
How do calculate compass bearing for point A To B
Expert's answer

Each map has North on it and grid lines that also show North, East, South, West.

If you want to travel from A to B:

  1. Align the edge of your compass along the line that connects A and B.
  2. Turn the bearing so that it points toward North parallel to the grid lines. Name this angle "\\alpha."
  3. Add magnetic variation "\\nu" if applicable.
  4. Hand your compass before you and turn your body for angle "\\tau" until the magnetic needle with N on the arrow is aligned with the arrow that is drawn in the bearing.
  5. There you go.

How to calculate compass bearing:


A good example how to find the bearing and use it can be found here:

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