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  Munich Orientation Convention in Chongqing   中文                        

Chongqing has the option to be world's first city that has realized an international orientation standard, an idea from a Munichian inventor to simplify and harmonize worldwide all orientation means: signage, cartography, navigation devices and verbal expressions. 

Within this city, it is (will be) possible to find any target with easy brain work, that means 

- without maps, - without names,
- without illogical numbers  - without arrows
- without floor marks  - without square grids 
- without colors - without compass or other navigation devices

Buildings, crossings, stop points, bridges etc. have logical addresses like

              Chongqing airport    StatusQuo© CQ  m1 r190

              City hospital                                         m3 r16

              Zengjiayan station                                  m11 r5

              Masangxi bridge                                    m6:55 r130

which are easy to understand if you associate the city with a clock as follows:

An outstanding point, e. g. Renmin Dalitang, the People's Great Hall , was (will be) defined as a pole m0. Around this pole, the horizon is divided in 12 "horizon hours"     

    m1  to  m12   , 

whereas m12 points to north.

Horizon hours are divided in horizon minutes. These are not angles but DISTANCES to the horizon hour, in steps of approx one "block of houses" or 100 meters. 

    Example      m3:10           

( read   "emm three point ten"   or   "emm three ten" ). 

This is a line situated in a distance of 10 x 100m from the horizon hour m3, which points to sunrise. The convention for horizon minutes is very easy:        

the greater, the later.

Considering the distance to m0 as r = radius also in steps of blocks of houses, logical position codes for targets, buildings, crossings etc. come into existence, e. g. as shown on the picture: 

        crossing   m3:8 r35

In simple words:

"r" is a numbering starting FROM m0

"m" is a north-direction-based numbering AROUND m0  

and this simple methode covers a gigantic market gap: 

      l o g i c a l   and easy understandable  p o s i t i o n   codes.


Other logical addresses  (clockwise):

Chaotianmen / river confluence  m2:12  r35
Jialing river cable way terminal   m3  r28
Chaotianmen wholesale market   m3  r31
Jiefangbei / People's Liberation Monument  m3:4  r27
World Trade Center  m3:5  r22
Chongqing University for Post and Telcommunication   m5:50  r190
Datianwan stadium  m7  r11
Eling park  m7:5  r22
Zoo  m7:5  r77
Olympic Sport  m7:20  r60
Shapingba walking street / 3 gorges square  m9   r90
ci qi kou / ancient city  m9:20  r100

Station codes:

outside of map:

Dayancun  m7:17  r85
Mawangchang  m7:15  r95
Ping'an   m7:15  r105
Dadukou  m7:17  r115
Xinshancun  m7:12  r125


Natural Cartography©: 

a map with such a polar grid has innovative characteritics, see www.volksnav.com/map  Even if targets aren't on map, the logical position codes make it possible to imagine where they are situated ! 

Example: the urban address of the zoological garden is: StatusQuo(c) CQ m7:5 r77, so it will be easy to detect the proper station just comparing the codes.    



StatusQuo© addresses will be integrated within the existing signage, see www.volksnav.com/lollipop, or be indicated on so-called Orientators©, the signage of the future.

Vertical Pointing©: additional to the position information, a round symbol called center or pole pointer will be placed on their periphery to allow to detect the direction m0  according to the following conventions: 

if the pointer is placed on top m0 will be in front of you
  on bottom   behind
  right hand   right hand

etc. Acc. to the same convention, a square symbol points to north = m12.  

The picture right hand reveils: 

m12 is right hand (f2)     (f12 = in front of you) 

the pole is behind (f5) 


Location: twin bridges, 

south (earlier) one

view direction: out of town

(Position of the "later" bridge: m9 r12


Navigation / VolksNav©:

The local navigation with the help of such codes is called VolksNav©. As proceeded today with house numbers, VolksNav© is nothing else than the major/minor comparison between "r" and "m" values: 

Simply proceed according to 1 -2 -3 : 





Turn your body until m0 will be BEHIND. In this position, 

ahead will be outwards
right hand " to later (clockwise)
left hand " to earlier


Beginners have to turn physically, after some exercises anyone will be able to do this by his imagination power. In case you look at above shown Orientator©, you'd have to turn to left, correct? 




Ask yourself:         

must I move inwards or outwards? 

 ( = is the target radius greater or smaller than the actual one?)




Ask yourself:      

must I move to “later” (clockwise) or to earlier?  

( = is the target m later or earlier than the actual one?)


Let's see an example: 

Your target is:                           City hospital      m3 r16       

If you've lost orientation on named crossing        m3:8 r35

so you must go

- inwards (radius r16 is less than actual r35 )


- to "earlier" (counterclockwise)   ( m3 is "earlier"  than the actual m3:8 )

This may seem to be unfamiliar, but the orientation based on cardinal points is used for some thousand years and imaginary clocks are used by soldiers, boy scouts, pilots, blind people etc. for more than 100 years. On a real situation, VolksNav© can be learned within few minutes, that means, faster than the most seeking times. 


Mobile applications: Very soon also navigation devices and mobile phones will indicate such logical position codes and cardinal points , see www.volksnav.com/mobile

You're invited to test the program for pocketPC/smartphone with/without GPS by means of a download from www.volksnav.com


Natural World Co-ordinates: the same addressing methode will soon also be used 

- indoor www.volksnav.com/deutschesmuseum     www.volksnav.com/airportMUC 


- within the whole globe, see  www.watchrose.com. Acc. to this, the international City Code of Chongqing  is 

          WatchRose© m2:640  r79 50      

What is this good for? Just comparing the codes for example of Chongqing and  

          Beibei                   WatchRose©  m2:620  r79 20 

          Three gorges dam  WatchRose©  m2:235  r81 50

it is possible to evaluate that 

1 - the position of  Beibei is "earlier" and closer to Munich than Chongqing, more exactly

    :640 - :620 = 20 km earlier

    r7950 - r7920 = 30 km closer

1a - the distance between both locations, the hipotenuse, will be between 30 and 30+20 km. 

1b - for advanced users:

the egocentrical direction Chongqing  / Beibei  (to earlier/to inside) is QuoVides(R) 11, see www.quovides.com


2 - the position of  the Three Gorges Dam is "earlier" and farther to Munich than Chongqing, more exactly

    :640 - :235 = 405 km earlier

    r 8140 - r7920 = 220 km farther

2a - the distance between both locations, the hipotenuse, will be between 400 and 400+220 km. 

2b - for advanced users:

the egocentrical direction Chongqing  / Three Gorges Dam  (to earlier/to outside) is QuoVides(R) 2