compass heading


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compass heading

[′käm·pəs ‚hed·iŋ]
(navigation)
Heading relative to compass north.
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The T215 displays two tiers of data, while the T075 Racemaster is also a two-tier display that shows how far a boat is headed or lifted to a mark, the optimal downwind gybe angle, windshift indicator, compass heading and a host of other data that can be acquired from the Tacktick micronet displays.
For covering water, you can lock a compass heading at constant speed.
In order to comb through large photo archives and identify the photos of greatest significance, CrowdOptic used the existing photo metadata, as embedded in image EXIF format-including GPS position, compass heading, and time stamp-and applied proprietary algorithms and triangulation techniques to arrive at a relative significance value for each photo object.
This software is designed to allow users to set a destination by street address or point of interest and track the distance and compass heading to that destination, save and print or emboss pedestrian or vehicle routes, and add customized descriptive information about a particular site on the map.
The group set out through the World Financial Center, and though Sidhu is not sure of the exact compass heading they traveled it was generally northwest, putting as much distance between themselves and the death and destruction that was on its way.
The HMC5983 includes Honeywell's state-of-the-art, high-resolution HMC118X series magnetoresistive sensors plus an ASIC containing amplification, automatic degassing strap drivers, offset cancellation, and a 12-bit ADC that enables 1x to 2x compass heading accuracy.
Late summer red grouper, gag grouper and amberjacks will be deep and your compass heading from your favorite Big Bend port can be important.
Important driving data is displayed for compass heading, vehicle speed and over-speed alerts.
With a powerful new programming language based on StickOS, new wireless capabilities and the addition of Freescale's Xtrinsic magnetometer for more accurate compass heading information, designers of all experience levels can quickly and easily learn how to employ sensors in innovative design projects across a variety of applications.
Once you've drifted off the spot a little ways, commit your compass Heading to memory.
As a leader in sensor technology, Freescale's introduction of the Xtrinsic MAG3110 magnetometer complements the company's existing MEMS-based sensor offerings, creating a broad platform for producing extremely accurate electronic compass heading information.
My GPS coordinates and compass heading don't tell my smartphone all that much about me," said Rattner.