compass heading


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compass heading

[′käm·pəs ‚hed·iŋ]
(navigation)
Heading relative to compass north.
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This allow accurate calculation of the compass heading (yaw) when the device is not held flat.
Each of those "words" overlaps its appropriate compass heading.
Estimated wind speeds and directions were combined with measured air speed to calculate the continually changing compass heading for a great circle route from Newfoundland to a point on the coast of Ireland.
Signs on or of land and signs at sea or in the heavens are used for the same purpose as the compass heading, i.
Finally, it is constructed on a simple, planar projection which maintained a constant spacing for lines of latitude and longitude, ignoring the sphericity of the Earth, rather than on a mathematically complex projection such as the Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512-94) first published in 1569, which allowed any compass heading to be represented as a straight line.
I am told it is a matter of just taking a compass heading and holding the joy-stick.
The data consists of altitude, air speed, compass heading and other information related to an aircraft's operation and movement.
The "to" will be your heading away from your starting position, and "from" will be the original compass heading.
Photo: Skipper makes adjustment to bring ship'scourse in line with compass heading
Freescale's Xtrinsic eCompass magnetic calibration algorithms implement real-time characterization of the intense hard and soft iron magnetic field interference present on smartphone or tablet printed circuit boards, while the tilt-compensated eCompass software provides an accurate compass heading irrespective of the orientation of the handheld device.
Combined with a wealth of sensor data like compass heading, angular velocity and acceleration, and supported by a broad range of SDKs for mobile and desktop platforms, developers can explore and create real-world apps across a range of industries and verticals.
Both airports have runways with the number 22 on them to indicate the compass heading, but Knight Airport's runways are less than a third the length of MacDill's runway.