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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.[1]

Military Edit

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."[2]

References Edit

  1., GIS Glossary (full-text).
  2. Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems, at 29.

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