Munich Orientation Convention in Wuhan Chinese中文 Google mapplet
Wuhan 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, postal codes, 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
Yangtze bridge 1 StatusQuo© WH m10 r15
International Convention Center m10:20 r47
Municipal Government m12:2 r53
Wuhan Sports Centre m8:20 r133
Wuhan Tianhe international airport m11:60 r280
which are easy to understand if you associate the city with a clock as follows:
(c)2007 Munich Orientation Convention www.volksnav.com
An outstanding point, e. g. the Yellow Crane tower, 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 m10:30 r80
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.
Natural Cartography©: a map with such a polar grid has innovative characteritics, see www.volksnav.com/map.
Please be aware about the fact that above mentioned stadion isn't on map but the logical position code make it possible to imagine where it is situated !
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 reveils: m12 is behind, the pole 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,
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: Central stadion m8:20 r133
If you've lost orientation on named crossing m10:30 r80,
so you must go
- outwards (radius r133 is more than actual r80 )
- to "earlier" (counterclockwise) ( m8 is "earlier" than the actual m10 )
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.
Let's see an example with the help of station codes:
If your target is: Municipal Government m12:2 r53 , such codes will help for to select the right station and then to detect the right direction from this station. In this case, the station m11:20 r52 will be the best one. From there, the direction of the target will be "to later" and out of town. From the station m12 r60, the target direction would be: 700m to downtown and 200m "to later".
Using modern orientation tools:
Acc. to www.QuoVides.com, QuoVides® 12 is defined as the view / walk / drive / flight direction to north. The target directions for this example are:
- from m11:20 r52: QuoVides® 3 (old boy scout method: read from map: to 3 o'clock / sunrise)
- from m12 r60: QuoVides® 5 (to 5 o'clock)
|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 Wuhan is
WatchRose© m2:25 r83 80
What is this good for? Just comparing the codes for example of Wuhan and
Xiaogan WatchRose© m2:26 r83 25
it is possible to evaluate that
- the position of Xiaogan is "later" and closer to Munich than Wuhan, more exactly
:26 - :25 = 1 km later
r8380 - r8325 = 55 km closer
- the distance between both locations, the hipotenuse, will be between 55 and 55+1 km.
- for advanced users:
the egocentrical direction Wuhan / Xiaogan (to later/to inside) is QuoVides(R) 10, see www.quovides.com