TRADITIONAL VERSUS ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION

Paper claims no conflict as title implies but shows the status of so-called traditional navigation in an area where the use of electronics is wide-spread. It examines why celestial navigation not only persists as a major method of position fixing, but appears to be gaining in popularity if not in importance. It suggests that modern electronic navigation may be more of a science and less of an art compared with more traditional methods. Some notable feats of traditional navigation are discussed with the conclusion that celestial navigation will be in use for a long time.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preliminary Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ship Operations, held Downtown Athletic Club, New York City, September 23-25, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Merchant Shipping

    1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1000
    Washington, DC  USA  20006

    Maritime Association of the Port of New York

    80 Broad Street
    New York, NY  USA  10004
  • Authors:
    • Pearson, L
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM