THE DEVELOPMENT OF PORT OPERATIONS SYSTEMS

Capt. G. Van A. Graves

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Abstract: IN ORDER TO SHOW the reason for the development of port operations systems, to point out why such dcvelopment was long delayed, and to show why the dcvelopment has burgeoned all over the world in the last few years, I would like to take you back to the very early time of man’s first venturing out onto the oceans. After leaving his own home port thc~re were many early solutions to the navigation problem of determining his position, that is, his geographical coordinates. From this he could easily develop the desired information as to the course and distance to his destination. With these problems solved, the early navigator had to identify the harbor of his destination and then make a successful entrance.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 7, Number 1
Pages: 42 - 47
Cite this article: Graves, Capt. G. Van A., "THE DEVELOPMENT OF PORT OPERATIONS SYSTEMS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1960, pp. 42-47.
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