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dot Cardinal Directions
and the Compass Rose

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Cardinal Directions are the most commonly used forms of direction. and include North, South, East and West.
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dotThe four equal divisions - Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest - are called Primary InterCardinal directions.
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dot Additional subdivisions indicated on the compass rose, between the Cardinal and Primary InterCardinal directions are in fact called Secondary InterCardinal directions, but they are hardly ever used. Example: North-Northeast.
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dot The Compass Rose can be traced back to early nautical times, and its primary purpose was to display the cardinal directions in a readable and usable format. Elaborate versions of the Compass Rose exist in and on historic atlases and maps, similar to the sample to the right.
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