oh joy wrote:Can sum1 go over azimuth and bearing/the difference between the two? i sorta 4got since last yr. I need refreshment...
Close...EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:I think (emphasis on think) that a bearing is the direction that you are facing,and you get it by using a compass. The azimuth is used on the map you make, and is used for finding which direction a straight line (road, railroad, telephone line, etc.) goes. You find this using a protractor.
Both are found using a protractor and a ruler/string. The main difference between azimuth and bearing is the way it is recorded. Azimuth is just the degrees measured in a 360 degree (full circle) protractor. Therefore, an azimuth can be anywhere between 0 and 360 degrees. Bearing can never exceed 90 degrees, in a sense splitting the protractor into four parts. After measuring the degrees, you add the direction (N or S) in front of the degrees and the direction (E or W) immediately after.
An azimuth would look like this: 75°
A bearing would look like this: N 75° E
By the way, oh joy, are you from BCMS? If you are, I saw you at states last year in Road Scholar.