An azimuth is the angular direction to an object. Azimuths are described commonly in degree increments from either true, magnetic or grid north.
In the world of recreational navigation, GPS receiver operations and orienteering the use of the term “bearing” has become synonymous with azimuth.
Azimuth direction is measured from north clockwise in 360° increments. The point from which the azimuth originates is from the center of an imaginary circle. This imaginary point is the operator.