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.
- Preliminary Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ship Operations, held Downtown Athletic Club, New York City, September 23-25, 1980.
American Institute of Merchant Shipping1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1000
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Maritime Association of the Port of New York80 Broad Street
New York, NY USA 10004
- Pearson, L
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Celestial navigation; Electronic navigation; Navigation radar; Navigation systems; Position fixing
- Old TRIS Terms: Position finding
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00324702
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM