Compass Rose

A compass rose, sometimes called a windrose, is a figure on a compass, map, nautical chart or monument used to display the orientation of the cardinal directions—North, East, South and West—and their intermediate points. It is also the term for the graduated markings found on the traditional magnetic compass. Today, the idea of a compass rose is found on, or featured in, almost all navigation systems, including nautical charts, non-directional beacons (NDB), VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) systems, global-positioning systems (GPS), and similar equipment and devices.

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Marine Safety Insignia - Description
... A gold compass rose is centered above the trident with a silver shield covering the center of the compass rose ... rope runs the length of the trident and is intertwined with the compass rose ... The compass rose is a recognized symbol of the world – acknowledging our worldwide reputation, influence, and duty stations ...
Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
... In Concert, recorded at The Ark in Ann Arbor in 1991, is available from their own company, Compass Rose Music ... Their 2006 duet CD is called Being There (Compass Rose, 2006) ... January, 2012, they released their latest duet album Home by Dark (Compass Rose, 2012) ...
Compass Rose - In Popular Culture
... HMS Compass Rose is a fictional Royal Navy Flower class corvette in the novel The Cruel Sea ... In the adventure game, Beyond Zork, a compass rose is a flower that can control the direction of the wind ... The Compass Rose is the name of a significant tavern in Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar fantasy novels ...
Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, California - Overview
... with the exception of the development known as Compass Rose Phase II found directly west of Chaffey College between Banyan and Wilson ... Compass Rose Phase II was granted permission for smaller lots provided the development connected to city sewer systems instead of septic tanks ... For some reason all of the homes in Compass Rose are on septic tanks ...

Famous quotes containing the words rose and/or compass:

    As soon as we are born, if we could but get up, bath, dress, shave, breakfast once for all, if we could ‘cut’ these monotonous cycles of routine. If the sun rose it would stay up, or once we were alive we were immortal!
    W.N.P. Barbellion (1889–1919)

    loosely bound
    By countless silken ties of love and thought
    To everything on earth the compass round,
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)