The first Chinese compasses consisted of a spoon product of permanent magnet that lively on a swish surface. Markings indicated the four directions.
Next step within the advancement of compass was to surround the permanent magnet in a very ornamental casing with a jutting needle to point that direction was North.
Before the compass, ocean and land explorers had to use the sun, wind and stars as guides. additionally it's tried to be a helpful and life saving piece of apparatus.