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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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Celestial Navigation Practice (Celestial Navigation.net)

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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)

History

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

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Quotations Page

Museum

Institute of Navigation Museum

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Education


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

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

Organization

Royal Institute of Navigation

News

Lifehacker, World Maritime News, NPR Archives

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ISBNdb

Government

U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center

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USA.gov

Expression

Humor

GPS Navigation Humor (GPS Insight)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future

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: 2018 Public Interface Control...
    on August 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    All CGSIC: 2018 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Public Forum In June, the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate announced the 2018 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Public Forum. The meeting will be held on 12 September at the TASC/Engility facility in El Segundo, CA, and will also be available through teleconference. The purpose of this meeting is to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues/comments for analysis […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: National Space-Based Positioning,...
    on July 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    All CGSIC, National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board (PNT Board) Meeting (Teleconference)  In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, and the President’s 2004 U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Policy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced an intersession meeting of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board. The […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: 58th CGSIC Meeting Scheduled for...
    on July 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    All CGSIC, 58th Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Meeting Scheduled for 24-25 September 58th Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Meeting Scheduled for 24-25 September The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) are pleased to announce preparations for the 58th meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC).  The meeting will be conducted September 24-25, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: 2018 Public Interface Control...
    on June 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    All CGSIC, 2018 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Public Forum The Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate has announced the 2018 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Public Forum. The meeting will be held at the TASC/Engility facility in El Segundo, CA, and will be available through teleconference. The purpose of this meeting is to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues/comments for analysis and possible […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: High Horizontal Dilution of...
    on June 19, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    All CGSIC, High Horizontal Dilution of Precision 22-23 June 2018 Users of the Global Positioning System (GPS) may experience a short period of high Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) / Position Dilution of Precision (PDOP) in the locations below at the times indicated due to satellite maintenance (please refer to NANU 2018029, available on our Constellation Status Page). High Dilution of Precision is defined as HDOP in excess of 6. In the vicinity of […]