Boxing the Compass

I learned about the sixteen points of the compass in Boy Scouts, adding terms such as NNE and WSW to the eight I already knew — N, S, E, W, NE, SE, SW, and NW. The compass I learned in Scouts is the 16-point compass. A few years ago I learned the32-point compass, which further divides the 16-point. Now I learned that the 32-point can be divided into half and quarter points. Boxing the compass is the term for naming the 32 points both clockwise and counterclockwise. Wikipedia has a good explanation here:

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