Terrestrial navigation is a field of study that helps sea-faring people locate points at sea and on the land. Similarly, it involves being able to identify the position of the ship anywhere in the world. Students are instructed in the use of nautical charts, compass corrections and voyage planning.
Terrestrial navigation is a course taught at many online and offline schools, with an examination period necessary for students to obtain nautical classifications. Some of these are Third Mate, Master 1600 GRT, Master 500 and Master OSV. Zone calculation, electronic navigation and navigation by terrestrial observation are some of the essential skills taught in the courses.