Whole Circle and Reduced Bearing

Define the term below:

a) Whole circle bearing.
b) Reduced bearing.

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a) Whole circle bearing :  Any angle which is measured directly between 0° – 360° is called Whole Circle Bearing (WCB). The true and magnetic bearings are also called as whole circle bearings.

b) Reduced bearing : It is also named as a quadrant bearing as it is based on a quadrant system. The angle is denoted with a prefix of N or S and suffix of E or W. (N – North; S – South; E – East; W – West).

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