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ERIC Number: ED464904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Coastal Piloting & Charting: Navigation 101.
Osinski, Alison
This curriculum guide for a beginning course on marine navigation describes marine navigation (the art of and science of determining position of a ship and its movement from one position to another in order to keep track of where the ship is and where it is going) and defines dead reckoning, piloting, electronic navigation, and celestial navigation. It goes on to address such topics as: plotting tools; other navigation instruments; duties of the coastal navigator; mercator projection charts; charting; magnetic compass; reading direction from a triangle; using dividers; measuring speed; knotmeter; measuring depth; and the global positioning system. It includes quizzes on topics such as uncorrecting the compass; correcting the compass; finding compass error; deviation from a range; geographic coordinates; plotting positions; laying out a course; estimated time of arrival; finding speed; and determining course to steer for a known set and drift. Quiz answers are included. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A