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.
( 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|
|Shapingba walking street / 3 gorges square||m9||r90|
|ci qi kou / ancient city||m9:20||r100|
outside of map:
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:
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,
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?
must I move inwards or outwards?
( = is the target radius greater or smaller than the actual one?)
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