Converting Quadrant Data to Azimuth Format

RockWorks | Utilities | Coords | Quadrant -> Azimuth

This program is used to translate quadrant-style bearings (i.e. S45E) into decimal-style azimuth bearings (i.e. 135). Example: S45E = 135.

Note: The geological azimuth format assumes that North is zero and bearings increase clockwise from zero through 360 degrees.

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Step-by-Step Summary

  1. Access the RockWorks Datasheet program tab.
  2. Create a new datasheet and enter or import the listing of quadrant-style bearings to be translated.
    Or, open one of the sample files and replace that data with your own. See Data Layout for datasheet examples.

    ! Click the Example button at the top of the window to load a sample file that is installed with the program.

  3. Select the Utilities | Coords | Quadrant -> Azimuth menu option.
  4. Enter the requested program settings, described above.
  5. Click the Continue button to proceed.

The program will translate the quadrant-style bearings into decimal-style azimuth bearings and store them in the selected column in the datasheet.

Below are some examples of the quadrant-to-azimuth translation with the output coordinates set to 2 decimal places.

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