NAME Compass::Points - Convert between compass point names, abbreviations and values SYNOPSIS use Compass::Points; my $points = Compass::Points->new(); my $deg = $points->abbr2deg( "NNE" ); DESCRIPTION This module converts compass point names and abbreviations to degrees and vice versa. It supports four different compass point systems: 4, 8, 16 and 32. The default is 16 and can be used for wind compass usage. METHODS new( [ $points ] ) Returns a Compass::Points object for the number of points (defaults to 16). deg2abbr( $degree ) Takes a degree value and returns the corresponding abbreviation for the matching wind name. deg2name( $degree ) Same as deg2abbr() but returns the full wind name. abbr2deg( $abbreviation ) Given a wind name abbreviation returns the degree of the points object. name2deg( $name ) Same as abbr2deg() but takes full wind names. SEE ALSO <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Points_of_the_compass> AUTHOR Simon Bertrang, <firstname.lastname@example.org> COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE Copyright (C) 2014 by Simon Bertrang This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.18.2 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.