compass bearings

I am trying to do a route card for an expedition and on the route card it asks for a compass bearing but I have no idea how they work. I did some research on the internet but to no avail.
I am not really that sure whether a compass bearing is given for a certain location or a certain route or how exactly they should be positioned.
Any help is much appreciated, thanks :)
09:43 Thu 02nd Apr 2009
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 I'm glad I'm not going on your expedition. You could end up anywhere. Find someone who understands compass bearings to do the job. You know it makes sense. 09:50 Thu 02nd Apr 2009 Think of a circle drawn on the ground, numbered round the rim from 0 to 360. For north, specify 0 (or 360). For east, 90 For south 180 Fot west 270 And so in between. I presume they will be working with compasses, so you need to add M (magnetis) after each bearing. Good luck! 09:52 Thu 02nd Apr 2009 using a sat nav will give your latitude and longditude pinpointing your position exactly. perhaps you should take one with you? for safetys sake? 09:52 Thu 02nd Apr 2009 Sorry, typo. Magnetic 09:53 Thu 02nd Apr 2009 Question Author thank you for your help, if anyone knows any good websites that would be useful, the sites that I found from google search weren't helpful at all. 20:24 Thu 02nd Apr 2009 Try searching on "using a compass" in Google. A "compass bearing" is simply a direction of travel where 0 degrees is North, 90 degrees is East, 180 degrees is South, 270 degrees is West as explained by Aquagility. To get from point A to point B you travel in a direction ( a bearing) for a certain distance. Might be worth you getting some training befoe you go on your expedition - compass bearings and map work are absolute basics. Don't rely on a GPS - you need some understanding of what you're doing first... 17:41 Sat 04th Apr 2009

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