Navigation technology

Navigation technologies have been an important aspect of human activities. Being able to get from one place to another without getting lost or for remembering which way to go. 

Navigation technology is about the ability to mainly store, or present information and recall the locations of objects in places or spaces and often within a context of time.  It is about the tools and technique of getting from place to place. Similar to writing as a technology navigation relies on recalling a series of way-points, or sign posts from point A to point B.


The most well known navigation technologies are maps. image:R.Conan-Davies

Examples include:

  • GPS
  • Maps/charts
  • Compasses