A compass is
|“||[a]n 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.||”|
The Department of Defense's Compass system is "a command and control system that is used for deliberate and crisis action planning, strategic mobility analysis, and mobilization and deployment movement execution."
- ↑ Wiki.GIS.com, GIS Glossary (full-text).
- ↑ Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems, at 29.