What is the definition of navigation?

A common definition of navigation is the process of determining position, course and distance travelled to move from one location to another.

Navigation is also known as the skill and discipline of ascertaining the precise location of a vessel, aircraft, or any other vehicle, and directing it towards a designated destination. The practice of navigation necessitates an individual’s understanding of the vehicle’s position in relation to other established points of reference. Navigators employ degrees to measure distances across the Earth’s surface.

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Advanced Navigation’s glossary covers the most common terms and definitions used in inertial navigation systems, acoustic positioning and robotics.

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