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    Re: Definition of term
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2003 Jan 25, 19:28 +1100

    Walter Guinon wrote:
    > On a related but different notion are the maps and charts of southern hemi
    > countries printed with South at the top?
    There are maps of the world printed here, for the tourist trade presumably,
    'upside down'.
    The point (if point there be) seems to be to show Australia as this country
    standing out boldly at the top of the world rather than being lost at the
    bottom; which then becomes the fate of, for example, Europe. Just take a map
    or globe and invert it to get the idea. Of course our choice of orientation is
    entirely arbitary, and was chosen a long time ago by people in the northern
    There is a TV show called 'Survivor' or something similar. They did a series
    using Americans (supposedly) surviving in the bush in Cape York (S15d E143d).
    They got comprehensivly lost at one stage because they supposed that 'down
    here' the compass needle must point in the opposite direction, just as the
    seasons and day and night are reversed, compared to where they come from ...
    Its easy to laugh but I'm sure we've all done something equally silly at some
    stage, navigationally, if we're honest.

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