Designation of Bearings | Guide to Compass Surveying
In my previous article, I discussed different types of Bearings in Compass Surveying. In this article, we will discuss in brief different designations given to the bearings depending on measurement of angles.
Designation of Bearings
- Whole circle bearing
- Reduced Bearing (RB) or quadrantal bearing (QB)
- Fore Bearing (FB) or forward bearing (FB)
- Back bearing or Backward bearing (BB)
- Calculated bearing
Whole Circle bearing
Bearings measured from north in a clockwise direction is termed as whole circle bearing.
The value varies from 0 degrees to 360 degrees.