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February 1, 2010

Surveying Instruments and Procedures: Definitions

The four points of the compass - north, south, east, and west - are known by what common name?

A. occidental directions
B. collimation directions
C. oriental directions
D. cardinal directions

Solution: The four principal points of the compass are known as the cardinal directions.  

The answer is D.   

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