In order to plot a course and stick with a heading you are going to need to see where you're going. A globe allows you to find your location and navigate to it using a system of grids, known as latitude and longitude. Latitude is a series of parallel lines which run east and west on a globe. Longitudinal lines run north and south. The points at which these imaginary lines intersect can give you precise locations, which you can use on your map/navigation system to plot your course. Distance and speed are important factors in navigation as well since they help you determine the length of your voyage, as well as help you prepare for other requirements such as how much food and water you will need for the trip, and what sorts of weather conditions and tides you may encounter.
Nautical navigation is made simple with an easy-to-use route planner. You can use plotters and charting kits to find your way with tried and true methods or let electronic charts, which use GPS technology, lead the way. Whether it is centuries-old methods such as sextants and compasses, or electronics, there are many marine navigation instruments to help you find your way:
Lesser experienced navigators can trust the accuracy of electronic charts without the training required for paper charts.