A cardinal beacon is used in conjunction with the compass to indicate where the mariner may find the best navigable water. It is placed in one of the four quadrants (North, East, South and West), bounded by inter-cardinal bearings from the point marked.
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IALA Maritime Bouyage System (NP 735)
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A beacon is a prominent specially constructed object forming a conspicuous mark as a fixed aid to navigation or for use in hydrographic survey (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 420). Topmark, light, fog signal, radar reflector and retro-reflector are separate objects.
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Amend Feature Name. Add definition reference and similarity. Add INT1 and S-4 references; and add distinctions.
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Oceanographic Agency(KHOA) of the Republic of Korea for giving active support in the development of the S-100 GI Registry