Mapping the Immediate World


  1. The Four Cardinal Points
  2. Maps

Four Cardinal Points

There are four cardinal directions, also known as cardinal points. It can also be referred to as to “due”. For example, the cardinal direction of north can also be referred to as due north.

Ordinal directions (or intercardinal directions) refer to the direction found at the point equally between each cardinal direction. They are: northeast (NE), southeast (SE), southwest (SW), and northwest (NW).