Direction - Polar Coordinates


6­10. POLAR COORDINATES
A method of locating or plotting an unknown position from a known point by giving a direction and a distance along that direction line is called polar coordinates. The following elements must be present when using polar coordinates .

Present known location on the map.
Azimuth (grid or magnetic).
Distance (in meters).


The use of the laser range finder to determine the range will greatly enhance your accuracy in determining the unknown position's location.