Smart Villages  with smart orientation 

The Smart Villages in Cairo have the option to be the birthplace of the Munich Orientation Convention, an idea from a Munichian inventor to simplify and harmonize worldwide all orientation means: signage, cartography, navigation devices and verbal expressions. 

Within these villages, 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

All buildings, crossings, trees etc. have logical addresses like 

                    Ministry of Communications  StatusQuo©  m4:10 r70      

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

Around a 

    centrum or pole m0.

the horizon is divided in 12 imaginary directions  

    m1   to   m12.

whereas m12 points to north. These directions are called horizon hours  and are sub-divided in horizon minutes

Example:     m4:10    

( read    "emm four  point ten"    or     "emm four ten" ) 

This code means that this location is "later" than the direction m4. The convention for the minutes is very simple: 

   the greater, the later.


Considering the distance to m0 as r = radius in steps of e. g. 10 meters, logical position indications called StatusQuo© come into existence, for example :       

                   crossing   StatusQuo© m3:20 r65

In other 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.


Natural Cartography©: 

A map with such a polar grid has innovative characteritics, see  



Orientator©, the signage of the future: 

StatusQuo© addresses will be indicated on a  so-called Orientator© as shown right hand. 

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


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

etc. Acc. to the same convention, a square symbol points to north = m12. Other symbols for emergency exits, WC etc. are foreseen.

The picture above reveils: m12 is behind and m0 is right hand . 


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 meet the Orientator© shown above, 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 with (or without) the help of the picture above: 

If your target is:                         IT museum  m11:30 r100  

and you've lost orientation on         crossing   m12 r110

so you must go

- inwards ( radius 100 is less than r110 )


- to "earlier" (counterclockwise)   ( m11 is "earlier"  than m12 )

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. 




Logical room numbers  The same addressing methode can also be used indoor to form logical room numbers, see 

Urban orientation  The same addressing methode can also be used within cities, see and Acc. to this, the logical  address of the Smart Villages is:

        StatusQuo© Cairo m9:35 r205    

Natural World Co-ordinates: the same methode can be used all over the globe, see According to this, the international City Code of the Smart Villages is:

                  WatchRose©  m4:593  r26 01

What is that good for? Just comparing this code e. g. with

             Cairo WatchRose© m4:580  r26 15

it is possible to evaluate that 

- the position of the Smart Villages  is "later" and closer to Munich than Cairo, more exactly

          :593 - :580 = 13 km later

          r2615 - r2601 = 14 km closer

- the distance between both locations, the hipotenuse, will be between 14 and 14+13 km. 



- for advanced users:

the egocentrical direction  Cairo / Smart Villages  (to later / to inside) is QuoVides(R) 9, see  



Mobile applications: also navigation devices and mobile phones will indicate such logical position codes and cardinal points, see 

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