How to Use a Compass:

South and North

How to Use a Compass

You can use a Compass to get through or out of a certain area. If you know a direction you can go in you can use a Compass to follow and know to go in that exact direction. Most people can have a direction and follow it with a Compass. On many maps if you use a compass it can say the amount of steps, feet, or miles you have to walk.
Map Compass 101

Things that can effect a Compass

  • A magnet
  • A Computer
  • Anything that contains a magnetic field.

Using a Compass in the Northern Hemisphere

In the Northern Hemisphere your compass will naturally align with the North Pole. This means that you will be going the right directions that you need to go.

Using a Compass In the Southern Hemisphere

In the Southern Hemisphere the arrow that's supposed to point to the North Pole actually points to the South Pole. When using a compass in the Southern Hemisphere you have to consider these things, because it completely could change the direction you are planning to go. You have to almost go the opposite direction the compass goes.