Bearings and Scale Drawings

Notes

Bearings

A compass always points north. Bearings are measured from the north line, always in a clockwise direction.A scale drawing is an enlarged or reduced drawing of an object that is similar to an actual object. Maps and floor plans are smaller than the actual size.

Scale Drawing

Scale drawings are maps or plans of larger objects. they are the same shape as the original but a different size. a scale drawing has a scale or ratio indicating how much smaller it is than the original. scale = drawing length : true length