The linked picture shows a compass rose showing the four cardinal directions, the four ordinal directions, plus eight further divisions. Picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brosen_windrose.svg south-southeast a compass point that is two points east of due south : S22°30′E [M-W Col. Dic.] Q1: I couldn't understand the 'two points' part. Please help me with it. Q2: I also didn't understand the direction designated by S22°30′E. A compass is divided into 360 degrees. Does it mean 22 degrees and 30 minutes in the direction of east from due south? It would be kind of you if you can help me with it. Thank you, in advance.