Navigation

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Navigation is the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.[1] It is also the term of art used for the specialized knowledge used by navigators to perform navigation tasks. The word navigate is derived from the Latin "navigate", which is the command "sail".[1] More literally however, the word "Navi" in Sanskrit means 'boat' and "Gathi" means 'speed'. All navigational techniques involve locating the navigator's position compared to known locations or patterns.

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History

In the European medieval period, navigation was considered part of the set of seven mechanical arts.

Basic concepts

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