16 Point Compass Rose


The four main points of the compass are the Cardinal Points - (N)orth - (E)ast - (S)outh - (W)est

Between the cardinal points are the Half Cardinal Points of the compass, NE, SE, SW, NW.

Directions dividing cardinal and half cardinal points are called False Points; NNE, ENE, ESE, SSE, SSW, WSW, WNW, NNW.

16 Compass point Abbr. True heading
1 North N 0.00
2 North-northeast NNE 22.50
3 Northeast NE 45.00
4 East-northeast ENE 67.50
5 East E 90.00
6 East-southeast ESE 112.50
7 Southeast SE 135.00
8 South-southeast SSE 157.50
9 South S 180.00
10 South-southwest SSW 202.50
11 Southwest SW 225.00
12 West-southwest WSW 247.50
13 West W 270.00
14 West-northwest WNW 292.50
15 Northwest NW 315.00
16 North-northwest NNW 337.50