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An instrument used to find the direction of north from one's current location, consisting of a case with compass points marked around its edge and a floating magnetic needle that pivots to point to magnetic north.

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What determines “west” in Antarctica?

Hopefully this isn't so far afield as to get banned - apologies in advance to those who think it doesn't belong. This article discusses a region of Antarctica which is described as "West Antarctica". ...
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Finding compass direction between two distant GPS points?

I have a Latitude & Longitude for two locations (me in the West, him across the country), and a web-calculated GPS point for each. I'm trying to figure out which direction -- per my compass -- to ...
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Knowing acceleration, gyro and compass data how to calculate north direction [closed]

I have a small video camera with an attached sensor. I can get from the sensor his acceleration, gyro and compass data. Knowing this data I need to rotate the camera so that it will look strictly ...