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1. The easterly component of the distance traveled between two positions.
2. Progress toward the east.


1. (Nautical Terms) nautical the net distance eastwards made by a vessel moving towards the east
2. (Physical Geography) cartography
a. the distance eastwards of a point from a given meridian indicated by the first half of a map grid reference
b. a longitudinal grid line. Compare northing3


(ˈi stɪŋ)

1. the distance due east made good on any course tending eastward.
2. a shifting eastward.


Eastward (that is from left to right) reading of grid values on a map.
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He had, in truth, drunk very little--not a fourth of the quantity which a systematic tippler could carry to church on a Sunday afternoon without a hitch in his eastings of genuflections; but the weakness of Sir John's constitution made mountains of his petty sins in this kind.
It was very tiring and slow work, yet I did visibly gain ground; and as we drew near the Cape of the Woods, though I saw I must infallibly miss that point, I had still made some hundred yards of easting.
The liquor mounted in the heads of all of us, and the talk of Scotty and the harpooner was upon running the Easting down, gales off the Horn and pamperos off the Plate, lower topsail breezes, southerly busters, North Pacific gales, and of smashed whaleboats in the Arctic ice.
According to the best of his calculations they had made sufficient easting during the past two days to have brought them to a point almost directly north of Fort Dinosaur and as nothing could be gained by retracing their steps along the base of the cliffs he decided to strike due south through the unexplored country between them and the fort.
A temporary closed traversed benchmarks, installed in the field, complete with local coordinate system (northings, eastings and elevations) tied to an established accurate and active British Columbia control survey system used for the construction works etc.
Correlation matrix for environmental variables, plus eastings and northings Soil variables were for the 0-l0cm depth.
I'm not sure what the reason is, but I get UTM output from Home Ranger in 7 digit eastings and 8 digit northings.
Conversely, the smaller interpolated EM34 evident at Eastings of 590 000 and 600 000 are in contrast to the average EM38.
Northings reference the number of meters north of a reference point, while eastings reference the number of meters east of the same reference point.
These are no longer the stick figures of 73 Eastings.
All project deliverables will clearly define two (2) State Plane Coordinate Systems Northing and Eastings within the bounds of the project.