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2014-05-01 23:15:37

Conference will highlight history and future of ‘Getting from Here to There’. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access will host a free online education conference for teachers and students, May 14. The conference offers four sessions on the evolution of navigation throughout the centuries and navigation’s potential impact on global trends. The sessions bring together curators, educators, and field specialists from the Smithsonian’s National Air...

Genetics Sat-Nav Tool Helps You Track Ancestry Even Farther
2014-05-01 09:48:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous genetic research efforts have been able to identify a person’s ancestral origins within around 430 miles, a new system devised at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom can zero in on a person’s origin down to a particular village or island. According to a new report in the journal Nature Communications, the Sheffield researchers were able to develop a system called Geographic Population Structure (GPS)...

2014-05-01 08:44:40

DUBLIN, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xrwbxk/global_digital) has announced the addition of the "Global Digital Map Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Digital mapping is a process by which data is collected and compiled to form a virtual image. The data compiled is used to produce maps that accurately represent a particular geographical area or feature, including major...

2014-04-30 12:36:40

Advanced Search Engine Combines POI Search and Geocoding in a Single Line Search Query Enabling Service Providers to Offer more Flexible, Useful Search Capabilities SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- deCarta, Inc., the leading independent LBS platform company today announced expanded coverage of its advanced local search technology, the L2 Geospatial Search Engine, to 120 countries including Europe, North America, and most major countries around the world. L2 is a high...

2014-04-30 04:20:37

Conference Call Scheduled at 9am ET AZOUR, Israel, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN) (TASE: ITRN), announced that it will be releasing its first quarter 2014 results on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The Company will also be hosting a conference that day at 9am Eastern Time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results, and will be available to answer investor questions. To participate, call one of the following...

2014-04-28 23:08:18

US Fleet Tracking, a well-known provider of fleet tracking and their partner FLS MicroJet, attended the 40th Annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo. This annual event was held in Lakeland, Florida from April 1 – 6, 2014. Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 US Fleet Tracking, a well-known provider of fleet tracking and their partner FLS MicroJet, attended the 40th Annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo. This annual event was held in Lakeland, Florida from...

2014-04-26 23:01:27

The 5 easiest to use GPS watches were recently rated by the Heart Rate Watch Company including Suunto Ambit 2, Garmin Forerunner 220 and more. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 GPS watches can be intimidating and complicated for the uninitiated but these five watches can be learned very quickly according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "It boils down to intuitive menu navigation and companies that offer good resource tools, like videos and well indexed manuals," says Rusty...

2014-04-24 16:33:41

DALLAS, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report the "Inertial Navigation System Market by Product (Marine grade, Navigation grade, Tactical grade, and Commercial grade), Technology (Mechanical, Fiber optic gyro (FOG), Ring laser gyro (RLG), Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Hemispherical Resonator gyro (HRG), and Vibrating gyro), Application (Air, Land, and Naval Platforms), Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle...

2014-04-24 08:32:56

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Primco Management Inc. (OTCQB: PMCM), a medical marijuana real estate management and multi-media company, today announced that the Company is building and developing proprietary iPhone and Android apps for My Suzie Q's. The app will allow active and potential patients to visit the company's mobile website and locate the nearest My Suzie Q's clinic with hours, menu and driving directions. "The introduction of the My Suzie Q's app,...

2014-04-23 23:04:37

Hydrographic Equipment Market report also provides a detailed analysis of the revenues that are expected to be incurred during the forecast period, market size, and analyzes trends in each of the regions, on the basis of hydrographic applications. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/hydrographic-equipment-market-261922059.html (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 According to new market research report "Hydrographic Equipment Market by Application (Hydrographic charting, Offshore oil...


Latest Navigation Reference Libraries

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

Prime Meridian
2013-02-19 15:54:46

A prime meridian is a meridian, i.e. a line of longitude, at which the definition of longitude is zero degrees. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 degree-system, the 180th meridian, create a great circle. This great circle separates the sphere into two hemispheres. If one uses directions f East and West from a defined prime meridian, then they can be named Eastern and Western Hemisphere. A prime meridian is eventually arbitrary, unlike an equator, which is determined by the axis...

Equator
2013-02-19 15:46:08

An equator is the intersection of a sphere’s surface with the plane that is perpendicular to the sphere’s axis of rotation and midway between the poles. The Equator is normally referred to the Earth’s equator: an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, separating the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Other planets and astronomical bodies have equators that are similarly defined. The Equator is approximately...

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2010-12-03 15:57:54

A foghorn, most often used in foggy conditions, is a device that uses sound to warn vehicles of hazards. Generally the term is used in marine transport. When lighthouses are obscured the foghorn provides an audible warning of any dangers to ships. They have been used for hundreds of years with some of the initial ones being simple bells or gongs that were manually struck. Some lighthouses shot off cannons periodically in order to warn ships. Whistles were also used in the early days....

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2010-10-21 16:58:49

The compass is a tool that helps the user navigate using the Earth's magnetic poles by using a magnetized pointer that reacts to magnetic fields. Since a compass can be used to calculate a heading it quickly improved the safety and efficiency of travel, especially ocean travel. It has only recently been replaced by Global Positioning Systems. It works by indicating the direction of the magnetic north of a planet's magnetosphere. Generally the face of a compass highlights the north, south,...

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