Observed place

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Observed location (O b ) designates according to DIN 13312 in the navigation the location of the vehicle determined with the help of a location determination method.


There are several ways to determine the observed location:


The observed place always relates to a specific point in time and is indicated as follows:

O b 1200: 50 ° 12 N, 002 ° 01 W.

Use in shipping

The determination of the O b is used to determine the position of a ship. The further journey can be planned from the O b , or the route covered so far can be checked. It also serves to determine the cutlery offset in relation to the coupling point .

Individual evidence

  1. Dietrich v. Haeften, Harald Schultz: Sportseeschifferschein. Delius Klasing, Bielefeld 2010, ISBN 978-3-7688-3186-4 , p. 136.