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navigation

(nav'ĭ-gā'shŭn),
The act of charting the course of a ship or other vehicle, or of guiding or directing anything in a comparable way.
[L. navigatio, fr. navigo, to guide a ship, fr. navis, ship, + ago, to lead]

navigation

(năv″ĭ-gā′shŭn) [L. navigatio, voyage]
1. Determining, calculating, and guiding an action in which an object, e.g., a catheter or a surgical instrument, is directed to a particular anatomic position, typically with radiological guidance..
2. The ability to direct one's movements through space, i.e., through both familiar and new environments.

navigation

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orientation

a process of direction-finding. Many animals are capable of navigation particularly those performing long MIGRATIONS. Birds are now known to find their way home (see HOMING).by means of the sun and stars, in addition to landmarks. Bees, and other ARTHROPODS, use the pattern of polarized light in the sky (from which they deduce the direction of the sun) and other organisms may use chemical gradients to trace a route. For example, salmon find their specific river for breeding purposes by following a scent in from the sea.
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Twenty-five years ago, the TravelPilot IDS utilized dead reckoning navigation to get a precise position fix within the digitized road network.
SOA apps are integrating technologies as disparate as Pedestrian Dead Reckoning, Human Geography, and Crowd Sourcing into what Cincotti calls U2-DOP2 - Unit/User Defined Operational Pictures and Perspectives.
PHOENIX -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today that it has added a DRM[TM]4000 miniature electronic navigation aid to its existing line of dead reckoning products.
The new generation also leverages the Company's investment and support for sensor fusion as found in Automotive Dead Reckoning and Assisted-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) functions.
The integration of high-performance motion and magnetic[2] sensing, coupled with superior stability over time and temperature, makes ST's newest digital-compass device particularly suitable for applications such as location-based services, pedestrian dead reckoning, map/display orientation, and direction finding.