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Tool to get the shortest path in a compass course. The compass is a navigational instrument for locating the North and by extension the South, West and East.

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# Compass Course

## Compass Course Calculator

 Mode Simplify the Course Display Course Path (not available)

## Answers to Questions (FAQ)

### What is a Compass Course? (Definition)

A compass route is any type of route defined using the 4 cardinal points (N for North, E for East, S for South, and W for West) that can therefore be carried out using a compass.

### How to simplify a Compass Course?

Walk the requested path and calculate/represent the final position. This position is then given by 2 coordinates with respect to the starting point.

Example: Going 10 steps to the East E then 10 steps to the West W is to return to the starting point. So better not to have moved!

dCode calculates the path traveled, its distance, its orientation but also its equivalent in a straight line.

Example: If a treasure is 40 steps North, then 30 steps East, then 20 steps South, and 10 steps West, then indicate 40N-30E-20S-10W. dCode will simplify the path to 20N,20E, read 20 steps North and 20 steps East (relatively to the starting point). The move is simplified to only 40 steps (20 + 20) instead of 100 (40 + 30 + 20 + 10). For information, a walker as the crow flies (in a straight line), will be about 28.3 steps from its starting point.

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### What is the syntax of a Compass Path?

The expected format is number1direction1,number2direction2, ie. 2N,3E for 2 (steps, meters, etc.) direction North then 3 direction East.

Only integers are allowed

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