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 "Boxing the Compass"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Everyone knows that a compass points to "north"- magnetic north in the case of a standard (ie magnetic ie not a gyroscopic) compass.
It was during the early part of the 20th century that mariners began to use degrees instead of points.
"Boxing the Compass" was a basic skill of any sailor, being the ability to repeat all 32 points of the compass (in 1/4 points).
www.gwpda.org /naval/boxco000.htm   (369 words)

  
 COMPASS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The compass, for example, is described and reported being used in the book Lubab_ul-Albab for purposes of sea navigation around 1220.
Prior to the introduction of the compass, wayfinding at sea was primarily done via celestial_navigation, supplemented in some places by the use of soundings.
Small compasses found in clocks and other electronic gear are Solid-state_electronics usually built out of two or three magnetic field sensors that provide data for a microprocessor.
www.witwib.com /?s=compass   (1286 words)

  
 Navis.gr - Magnetic Compass
A small pocket compass works on the same principle as the first crude compass: instead of a lodestone and a wood splinter, it has a magnetized needle that swings on a pivot to indicate north.
A compass rose, or graduated circle, is used to measure this angle on charts.
A compass aboard a ship is affected by the magnetic force of the ship itself, which acts like a huge magnet.
www.navis.gr /navaids/compass.htm   (1560 words)

  
 Compass rose - TheBestLinks.com - GPS, Map, Boxing the compass, VOR, ...
A compass rose is a figure displaying the orientation of the cardinal directions, north, south, east and west on a map.
Naming all 32 points on the rose is called Boxing the compass.
Today the use and idea of a compass rose is found on or features in almost all navigation systems, including nautical charts, NDB and VOR systems, some GPS sets and similar.
www.thebestlinks.com /Compass_rose.html   (145 words)

  
 Maps and Compasses - Compasses and Bearings - Equipment
Compasses are instruments for determining horizontal direction for safe and accurate navigation over land, in the air and on water.
These compasses are usually mounted on the boat near to the steering apparatus in which case they are called the steering compass.
This is a composite instrument using a magnetic compass stabilised by a gyroscope.
education.qld.gov.au /curriculum/area/maths/compass/html/compassbearings/coequ.html   (807 words)

  
 Notes and Suggestions for Botanical Garden Surveyors - Part 10
This was known as "boxing the compass", a sort of oral exam.
A handheld compass that allows a viewfinder to be held to the eye and is calibrated in degrees may be adequate for distances under 50’.
Any compass that you use ought to be compared to some of your known control points so that you are sure that the basis of bearing is the same or that it can be equated mathematically.
www.bg-map.com /userdata/nybgsur10.html   (707 words)

  
 Outpost 31, Montana District Royal Rangers
Compasses are manufactured with the proper amount of counter weighting, and the proper amount of magnetizing lines permeating the needle.
A compass can give an incorrect reading if it is in the presents of iron, steel, or the presents of electrical wires that makes a local magnetic field.
"Boxing the Compass," is the oldest way on the planet to orient a Map using a simple Fixed Dial Compass, having no Magnetic Meridian lines drawn on the Map.
helenafirstassembly.org /rr/bearing.htm   (2571 words)

  
 Map & Compass
The edge of the base plate of the compass should still be aligned with the north-south grid line on the map.
Holding your compass in that position turn your whole body until the magnetic north arrow is boxed.
Now, keeping the edge on your location, turn the whole compass (not just the disk) until you have "boxed the needle." You can now give anyone else who is at your location a compass bearing to that land mark.
www.wou.edu /education/faculty/kellyt/woubackpacking/map_compass.htm   (888 words)

  
 Compass Roses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Compassion differs from other forms of helpful or humane behavior in that its focus is primarily on the alleviation of suffering.
The cultivation of compassion is considered a virtue in many philosophies and also in almost all major religions, for example Buddhism, which, being based on the idea that "unenlightened life is suffering" (the First Noble Truth), seems fundamentally based on the concept of compassion.
Compassion can also be kindness towards a stranger that is unexpected in most situations.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/44/compass-roses.html   (1140 words)

  
 Maps and Compasses - Compasses and Bearings - Boxing the compass
The compass card within a compass or the compass rose shown on a map is a circle marked off in a clockwise direction in 360 equal units (360 degrees).
Compass cards and roses are normally marked with these 16 divisions clearly shown.
If another 16 intermediary divisions (as was once the custom) are shown then the naming of the resulting 32 points in a clockwise order is known as "Boxing the compass".
education.qld.gov.au /curriculum/area/maths/compass/html/compassbearings/cobox.html   (181 words)

  
 Cap'n Crusty's Sailing Board: Compass Adjustments
Lets assume that this range has already been used to compensate the compass, the compass reading is 5º when the bow points directly at it, and so there is no Deviation at that heading.
Early compasses were so unstable that no purpose was served by providing them with fine graduations and so early instruments were marked with 32 divisions, created by dividing each 90° segment between the Cardinal Points of North, South East and West into eight.
As compasses and steering improved, compasses came to be divided into half points and quarter points and ultimately into degrees.
www.io.com /~mayfield/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?tpc=3&post=381   (1330 words)

  
 Fantasy of Flight, World's Greatest Aircraft Collection The Compass Rose Diner
The Compass Rose has appeared on charts and maps since the 1300's when the portolan charts first made their appearance.
There is no absolute standard for drafting a compass rose, and each school of cartographers seems to have developed their own.
Therefore, the 8 principle points of the compass are usually shown on the compass rose in fl which stands out easily.
www.fantasyofflight.com /crhistory.htm   (359 words)

  
 Boxing The Compass - Big Boxing Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Boxing the compass is the action of naming all thirty-two principal points of the compass in clockwise order.encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Boxing_the_compass
Boxing the compass by William Francis Monday November 22, 2004 Sitting on a rescued stool, wonky knee out straight.
BOXING THE COMPASS : THE EAST From exotic lands, interpreted by Mahler and...
www.bigboxingguide.com /boxing-the-compass.html   (585 words)

  
 Compass Card - point system
One of the most ancient compass point name conventions was to call the cardinal points of the compass by the standard winds.
Some compass roses on charts drawn before 1492 show the north point with 3 small circles in a row, the smallest on top, a medium sized one in the middle, and a larger one on the bottom.
Although a compass with 360 degrees was described as early as 1269 it was not adopted into nautical use until well into the 1600's.
www.mcallen.lib.tx.us /staff/compcrd.htm   (532 words)

  
 Boxing the Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The term "mariner's compass" is generally taken to mean the magnetic compass.
For young sailors (younkers) at sea in the Age of Sail one of their first obligations was to recite the 32 points of a compass.
The cardinal points of the compass are North, East, South and West.
orr.mec.edu /~skocur/boxingthecompass.htm   (232 words)

  
 Feathers of Hope: Boxing the Political Compass
It is interesting to visualize how this plays out in a more sophisticated representation of political space than the traditional one-dimensional left-right line.
One such depiction may be found at the Political Compass.
The depiction at the Political Compass maps political positions in terms of two dimensions.
www.magpienest.org /feathersofhope/archives/2003/04/23/boxing_the_polit.html   (340 words)

  
 Terminology and Traditions at Sea
Deviation is the error in the compass caused by the magnetic materials in the ship and her cargo.
When a ship is fitted with her compasses, she is taken to a suitable place where the errors due to deviation are determined.
The compass course is calculated by finding the true course from the chart, adding or subtracting the variation at the ship's location and adding or subtracting the deviation for the true course.
users.senet.com.au /~gittins/terminology.html   (6962 words)

  
 Basic Seamanship
Below are the correct terminology to use, and both the point system and the compass nomenclature should be learned.
Directions for navigation are given by the nomenclature terms, and to give direction to an occurrence is given in the compass point system.
the compass points go from 1 up to 3 in the first sector and then back down in the second, repeating this process all the way around the compass.
www.hmsrichmond.org /seamancrs.htm   (2408 words)

  
 Island Compasses South - Compass Repair, Compass Adjustment, Nautical Restoration, and Adjustor Supplies
Adjusting is accomplished using many methods such as Pelorus, sun compass, gyro, and Ritchie Magtronic.
We have a large inventory of compass parts for Danforth, Ritchie, CPLATH, and Sestrel compasses in stock.
Located near Jacksonville, FL, Island Compasses South stands ready to serve the compass needs of both commercial and private boat owners.
www.islandcompass.com   (206 words)

  
 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: Day 8
"Boxing the Compass" is naming all the compass points in order, starting at North and going around to the east.
If you learn how to box the compass, you will know something that not a lot of people know anymore, which is very cool.
It was a bit more complicated than the compass and required the use of tables and charts, so one had to be able to read to use it.
webpages.charter.net /stoneturtle3/20K/20Kpt1ch13-14.html   (984 words)

  
 Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Compasses were initially used in geomancy in ancient China.
See also: Azimuth, Beam compass, coordinates, fluxgate compass, gyrocompass, Gyrosin compass, gyrostatic compass, inertial navigation system, radio compass, radio direction finder
Science Friday, "The Riddle of the Compass" (interview with Amir Aczel, first broadcast on NPR on May 31, 2002).
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Compass.htm   (1365 words)

  
 Jack Abraitis - M.L.B.W. Glossary
The ring is formed to fit snugly over the top of a compass bowl or a gyrocompass repeater, about which it can be turned in any direction.
A compass having 1 or more gyroscopes as the directive element, and tending to indicate true north.
A magnetic compass by which a craft is steered.
www.princeton.edu /~abraitis/glosdocs/dict.htm   (10050 words)

  
 Maritime Terms and Definitions
Boxing the compass: Calling names of the points of the compass in order.
Plug: A wooden wedge fitting into a drainage hole in the bottom of a boat for the purpose of draining the boat when she is out of water.
Standard compass: The magnetic compass used by the navigator as a standard.
www.usmm.net /terms.html   (6890 words)

  
 Boy's Manual Of Seamanship And Gunnery
The compass is composed of four letters only - N. and W., which represent the four cardinal points - viz., North, Mouth, East, and West.
You say a ship's course is denoted in any direction she may be steered by the compass, which is a circular card : explain how this is done ?
The bowl containing the compass is hung on jimbles, in a wooden frame called binnacle ; and by moving the rudder by means of the tiller or wheel, a ship's head is put in any direction desired.
www.pbenyon.plus.com /B_S_M/Compass.html   (1564 words)

  
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] A small compass whose legs are connected by a spring shaped like a bow, rather than by a joint.
] Slow heating of metal sheets in a closed metal box to prevent oxidation, followed by cooling; usually limited to iron-base alloys.
] A floating steel or concrete box with an open top which will be filled and sunk at a foundation site in a river or seaway.
www.accessscience.com /Dictionary/B/B27/DictB27.html   (2524 words)

  
 Roy Palmer (editor), Boxing the Compass - Sea Songs & Shanties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The latter (long out of print) title has now been revised and updated as Boxing the Compass.
They are all presented in "complete" versions along with their melody lines, as well as with historical notes which Palmer has, in some cases, rewritten or corrected.
It"s this aspect of "Boxing the Compass" which makes it appealing to non-singers.
www.greenmanreview.com /boxingthecompass.htm   (469 words)

  
 Re: New Possum Pouch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Compass Rose Design a compass rose showing the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions and label the traditional points in what is known as boxing a compass cfischer music's Circle of Fifths, As boxing a compass.
Compass Rose Design a compass rose showing the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions and label the traditional points in what is known as boxing a compass.
BOX ALLOWS THE CAMERA TO BE USED UP TO 300 FEET AWAY Joana Milan THE CONTROL BOX ALLOWS THE CAMERA TO BE USED UP TO 300 FEET AWAY.
jefferson.village.virginia.edu /~luoma/peace/dist/fdir/BbAaAPLAl1aqbi.html   (3936 words)

  
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It was first called the wind rose, and the the 32 points of the compass came from the eight major winds, the eight half winds, and the sixteen quarter winds.
This was known as "boxing the compass" There was a symbol on the top pointing North, sometimes, as in Columbus' time a fleur-de-lei, and always a cross at the East, pointing it's way to Paradise.
The compass, over centuries, became a symbol, pointing it's way toward knowledge of areas, and thus were land masses measured.
www.fullmoonoverhoboken.com   (18699 words)

  
 Chapter A Shoal of Barnacles of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
No intrepid navigator could plant a flag-staff upon any spot of earth, and take possession of it in the British name, but to that spot of earth, so soon as the discovery was known, the Circumlocution Office sent out a Barnacle and a despatch-box.
Thus the Barnacles were all over the world, in every direction—despatch-boxing the compass.
But, while the so-potent art of Prospero himself would have failed in summoning the Barnacles from every speck of ocean and dry land on which there was nothing (except mischief) to be done and anything to be pocketed, it was perfectly feasible to assemble a good many Barnacles.
www.bibliomania.com /0/0/19/39/11991/1.html   (671 words)

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