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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)

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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 Bartlett’s

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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
Open Education Consortium

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Royal Institute of Navigation

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Lifehacker, World Maritime News, NPR Archives

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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

Future

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

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Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Bartleby)

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

  • Issue of Data, Clock (IODC) Value Selection...
    on December 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    All CGSIC:     The Air Force has released a memorandum  which informs the GPS community of an IS-GPS-200H compliant change to the Issue of Data, Clock (IODC) value selection process in the GPS control segment software.  The IODC values will now be any numbers in the range 0 to 1023 to support requirements in IS-GPS-200H paragraph 20.3.4.4.  Historically, the IODC values were typically chosen from the range 0 to 255.  This IS-GPS-200H compliant change to […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: PNT Advisory Board
    on November 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    All CGSIC, PNT Advisory Board Presentations Now Available Presentations from the 20th Meeting of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board held November 15-16, 2017, are now available online at GPS.gov (https://www.gps.gov/governance/advisory/meetings/2017-11/). The National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board provides independent advice to the U.S. government on GPS-related policy, planning, program […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: Air Force accepts delivery of GPS...
    on November 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm

     All CGSIC, Air Force accepts delivery of GPS Next Generation Operational Control System SMC Public Affairs Office / Published November 02, 2017LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE - EL SEGUNDO, CA The Space and Missile Systems Center announced that the United States Air Force has accepted delivery of the Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) Launch and Checkout System (LCS) baseline from Raytheon Intelligence and Information […]

  • CGSIC Notice: National Space-Based Positioning,...
    on October 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    All CGSIC, National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board Meeting SUMMARY: 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) announces a meeting of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board. DATES: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 […]

  • CGSIC Notice: Recap of the 57th meeting of the...
    on October 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    All CGSIC,Recap of the 57th meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee The 57the meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee was held September 25-26, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR in conjunction with the Institute of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)+ conference. For readers who were unable to attend a synopsis of the meeting and presentations is provided below. The full agenda and […]