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James Cameron: Avatar sequels to draw on master navigators (Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times)

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navigation : the science of getting ships, aircraft, or spacecraft from place to place ; especially : the method of determining position, course, and distance traveled — Webster

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Navigation is the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another. It is also the term of art used for the specialized knowledge used by navigators to perform navigation tasks. All navigational techniques involve locating the navigator’s position compared to known locations or patterns. — Wikipedia

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First Evidence of Viking-Like ‘Sunstone’ Found (Megan Gannon, Live Science)
Evidence of Fabled Viking Navigational Tool Found (Jennie Cohen, History)

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Celestial Navigation History.net
History of Navigation (ABC)
History of Navigation Interactive Tutorial (BBC)
History of Navigation (Wikipedia)

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Quotations Page

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Institute of Navigation Museum

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Five ways to improve your navigation skills (Mountain Bike Rider)

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Navigation Courses and Events (REI)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

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Royal Institute of Navigation

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Lifehacker, World Maritime News, NPR Archives

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ISBNdb

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U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center

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USA.gov

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GPS Navigation Humor (GPS Insight)

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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Satellite navigation – the next ten years (The Science Geek)

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Civil GPS Service Interface Committee - Recent Updates Civil GPS Service Interface Committee - Recent Updates

  • CGSIC Bulletin: GPS Testing Notice Concerning the...
    on January 28, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      All CGSIC, GPS Testing Notice Concerning the GPS Week Number Rollover The Global Positioning System Directorate has released a Federal Register Notice announcing plans to execute a test in February 2019 to investigate legacy receiver week roll-over behavior and analyze any off-nominal behavior exhibited. The Global Positioning System (GPS) week number rollover occurs in the GPS legacy navigation (LNAV) message every 1024 weeks due to the GPS week number being represented by only 10 […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: High Horizontal Dilution of...
    on January 23, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    All CGSIC, High Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) Advisory for 24 – 25 January 2019 Users of the Global Positioning System (GPS) near Verkhnetoyemskiy Rayon, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia, may experience short periods of high HDOP/PDOP (HDOP greater than 6) between 241445Z and 250245Z January 2019 due to satellite maintenance (see NANU 2019010 below). View the analysis provided by the GPS Operations Center on NAVCEN's web page.  NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: Upcoming GPS Week Number Rollover...
    on January 14, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      All CGSIC, Upcoming Global Positioning System Week Number Rollover Event - April 6, 2019 In April 2018 the CGSIC announced the Department of Homeland Security release of the memorandum titled U.S. Owners and Operators Using GPS to Obtain Time (https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Memorandum_on_GPS_2019.pdf) which is intended to provide an understanding of the possible effects of the April 6, 2019 GPS Week Number Rollover on Coordinated Universal Time derived from […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: GPS III SVN 74 Launch
    on January 8, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    All CGSIC, NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2019001 NANU TYPE: GENERAL *** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS *** GPS III SVN74 (PRN04) WAS LAUNCHED ON 23 DEC 2018 (2018 JDAY 357) AT 1351 ZULU. THIS SATELLITE WILL UNDERGO EXTENSIVE ON-ORBIT CHECK OUT AND TESTING PRIOR TO BEING SET HEALTHY. A USABINIT NANU WILL BE SENT WHEN THE SATELLITE IS SET ACTIVE TO SERVICE. *** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***   POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOVMILITARY […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: GPS III Space Vehicle 01 Launch
    on December 14, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    All CGSIC, GPS III Space Vehicle 01 Launch scheduled for 18 December 2018 Space and Missile Systems Center Los Angeles AFBPublished on Dec 12, 2018 There’s an excitement in the air.  Can you feel it? For the past seven weeks, we’ve provided you a “behind the scenes” look of what it takes to prepare for the inaugural launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 01, also known as “Vespucci.” […]