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Posted: 11/5/2001 6:37:02 PM EDT
ok, i have to know how to take a bearing and navigate using a compass, it's for a project for school. the thing is due tommorow but keep on posting, cause i'll be here. is there a website you could put a link to? anything would help. i alredy know the parts of a compass. you only allowed to laugh at me for asking you guys for help when the thing is due tommorow and it's 2329 now if you give help. if i'm stupid for not knowing, then wahtever.
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Link Posted: 11/5/2001 7:14:15 PM EDT
To find your bearing orient your map with the compass, then find two visible reference points on the map. Perform a resection using two visible points that are on your map. Use the back azimuth (subtract 180) to the first object. Use the forward azimuth to the second(add 180) If you have your compass set over the map correctly (0 over the object then pivot the compass until the desired azimuth is under under index line) these two azimuths can be drawn as lines. The point where they intersect will be your location.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 7:17:28 PM EDT
Navigation is easy once you have determined where you are. If you are on foot it helps to take a pace count and know your map scale before starting out though.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 7:31:23 PM EDT
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