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Old 06-11-2012, 22:51   #1006
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Re: Paper Charts Now Unnecessary

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Originally Posted by noelex 77 View Post
This is a common, and in my opinion worrying view. The GPS does not "navigate" at all. It gives us a position fix. Humans have to make decisions and interpret this fix.
Even some sensible analysis of the accuracy of the plotted fix would do a great deal to reduce navigational accidents.
Turning on the GPS should not mean turning off your brain.

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