Munich Orientation Convention in Jersey      

  Jersey has the option to be world's first island 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 island, 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

             cricket club StatusQuo© Jersey m1:13 r35

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

Around the Elisabeth Castle, the pole m0

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

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 StatusQuo© Jersey m2:21 r60

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  



StatusQuo© addresses will be integrated within the existing signage, see, 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 above 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, 

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: 

Let's suppose, your target is:    cricket club  m1:13 r35      

If you've lost orientation on named crossing     m2:21 r60, 

so you must go

- inwards (radius r35 is less than r60 )


- to "earlier" (counterclockwise)   ( m1 is "earlier"  than the actual m2 )

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. 

For advanced users: the minutes will never exceed half the radius (!!) and the middle of the sector is always r/4.



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


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

- indoor


- within the whole globe, see Acc. to this, the international City Code of Jersey is 

           WatchRose© m9:210  r10 10