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Jonathan Archer gave his first officer, T'Pol, an antique compass from the early 20th century as a present, for her first official day of duty aboard Enterprise, in 2154. Upon giving it to T'Pol, Archer told her it "should help keep [her] pointed in the right direction." (ENT: "Borderland")
In 2370, upon seeing a statue from the D'Arsay, Jean-Luc Picard mentioned to William T. Riker that the four cardinal compass directions seen on the statue was a common theme in many cultures, possibly meaning finding a path, movement or crossing a boundary. (TNG: "Masks")
One of the easiest ways to construct a compass was to place a magnetized piece of metal in a solution so that it floated. Miles O'Brien created a primitive compass with this method while marooned with Benjamin Sisko on a planet in the Orellius system. (DS9: "Paradise")
In 2373, B'Elanna Torres suggested trying to amplify and polarize the instability of the Barzan wormhole, so it would reappear. Janeway referred to the polarization of the wormhole to using a magnet to attract a compass. (VOY: "False Profits")
In 2374, a hologram of Leonardo da Vinci exclaimed to Kathryn Janeway while stranded together on a planet in the Delta Quadrant that "even Theseus could not negotiate this labyrinth!" to which Janeway replied "not without a compass." (VOY: "Concerning Flight")