Direction Concepts

Direction Concepts

First, we have to make sure we know the concepts of direction. During navigation, we will learn where and how to move forward by using the concepts of direction.

Right / left directions:

Let’s imagine we are in the middle of a circle in navigation directions. The place where we look our face is in front of us,
Our back is where our back is facing.
If we open our right arm parallel to the ground at shoulder level, this will be our right. If we open our left arm to the side at shoulder level so that it is parallel to the ground, we will have left.
When using navigation, if we are using the phone, you can think of the phone as the object in the middle of the circle when you hold the phone with the screen facing upwards.
If the phone is not facing the direction your face is facing, if it is inclined slightly to the right / left, the directions will be shaped towards the direction the phone is facing.

Clock directions:

When we imagine ourselves in the middle of a circle, we can think of ourselves as in the middle of a clock dial. The place our face is looking at is 12 o’clock, and it is right in front of us. Where our back is facing is 6 o’clock and is directly behind us.
If we open our arms to the right, we will reach 3 o’clock.
If we move our right arm up one step, it will be 2 o’clock; if we move it a little more, it will be 1 o’clock. When we think in a circle, if we move our arm a little further to the left, we will reach 12 o’clock.
If we open our left arm to the left at shoulder level so that it is parallel to the ground, we will reach the 9 o’clock direction. If we move our left arm one step up (forward) at 9 o’clock, we will reach 10 o’clock, and if we move it one more step, we will reach 11 o’clock. After one step, the direction we face is 12 o’clock.
Thus, clockwise directions divide our direction concepts into 12 equal parts and make it easier for us to tell more detailed directions.

Geographical Directions:

Geographic directions are an advanced guideline recommended when you know the directions well in the area where you live. These directions are shown according to geographical directions regardless of your direction, not changing according to the direction you look clockwise or slight right/left directions.
When you face north, you open your right arm to your right; it is east; when you open your left arm to the left, it is west, and your back is south.
• If you are facing Southwest while facing north, it means your left rear. If you are looking to the south and getting Southwest direction information, you are asked to turn slightly to the right.

Table of Contents

Direction Concepts
Bird eye distance concepts

Geting starting with navigation


Understanding turns in navigations

Incorrect directions on the map can cause

Practices for Using Navigation