Automatic Position Plotter

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Automatic Position Plotter

 

an instrument which automatically plots the course of a ship on a navigation chart, obtaining course readings from a gyrocompass and data on distance covered from the ship’s log or by signals of the radio-navigational system. The instrument was formerly called an odograph.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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