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Why did compass show north when going south on hwy 75 in south ga

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Compass ALWAYS points to Magnetic North. You must resolve your direction from there.

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The earth is divided into parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude, also known as lines of position.

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Latitude is measured north and south of the equator, with the equator represented as 0 degrees, and the poles being represented as 90 degrees North or South. Latitude lines are paralel to the equator. For example, if I was at the equator I would be at 0 degrees. If I traveled exactly 60 nautical miles to the north, I would be at 1 degree North, and if I traveled another 60 miles I would be at 2 degrees north. Your GPS display will preface the Latitude measurement with an “N” for positions North of the equator and an “S” for positions south of the equator.

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