Cities Compass-Based Item Finder

Usage

CGI version: 3.51
Pip/Snark/Undead Dragon/North Pole Finder

Important note: The Snark and Undead Dragon move if captured/killed.
Readings will not remain valid for long.

One reading per line.
Blank lines are ignored.
Lines starting with a comma are ignored.

Acceptable formats (note that these are contrived examples. Some of them
are not possible.)

# Directed East-south-east at 9E 35N 
9 35 ESE
# Directed Northeast at 9W 35S
-9 -35 ESE
# Directed Northeast at 9W 35S
9w 35s ne
# The following are also acceptable for your convenience.
#  Handy for Snark  and Undead Dragon
Abilities: 74E 94N. 1:26am. The snark is to the South West.
74E 94N. 1:26am. The snark is to the South West.
# Magic Compass (pips) 1
11E 8N. 11:44am. South East
# Magic Compass (pips) 2
11E 8N. South East
# Magic Compass (pips) 3
11E 8N South East

Hints

General hints for effective reading collection:
-More readings are always better, but try not to be redundant
   If you get a reading of South, and you move several squares South and
    still have a reading of South, just take the last one.
   If you get a reading of South, and you move several squares East and still
    have a reading of South, just take the first and last ones.
-Abrupt changes in direction are good
   If you have a reading of North East, and one square north the reading is
    East North East, including both of these adjacent squares will be useful.
-Readings from varied locations are good
   Even if some of them are moderately far away.
-Abrupt changes in direction are GOOD.  Even if they're far away.
   With the right four readings, you can basically pinpoint any location in
    the Great Desert--from the road between Fire and Water Cities.