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Navigation is the science, engineering discipline, and art of determining one's position, and using that information to plan journeys to new destinations. While the core information is based on geography and mathematics, it is a practical engineering discipline. Marine navigation, for example, has very different characteristics than land navigation in a forest. A perfectly plotted boat course will not take one far through a large tree.

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Position determination

Course determination