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    About the Waylosing: my own experience.
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2021 Feb 3, 06:02 -0800

    Hello!

    The Waylosing topic is interesting (for me) because I have experienced that myself.

    Last year in Taiwan when the train from the airport has arrived to the city center - I had to use the maps hanging on the walls of the station to find the way-out nearest to the accommodation. The GNSS was not available in the building.

    I knew the accommodation was to the South from the Central Station, so I choose the exit and the street leading "down along the map".

    It took a couple of blocks for me to realise - the direction was wrong. By that time the GNSS receiver kicked in telling me we are going North. Also I was alerted by the Moon - almost at Zenith but the terminator pointing in the "wrong" way (2020-01-03UT17).
    At last the accommodation was found. :)

    The reason for that map-blunder transpired very simple - in Taiwan they hang maps not the "North-upward" but in the "as you face the scenery" way, i.e. if you look eastward - the North on the map will be on the left. Yes, ofcourse, the (^N) marking was always there - in the corner of a map, pointed properly - but one should be aware that he is in the very different geodetical tradition.

    Warm regards,
    Tony
    60°N 30°E

       
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