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    Re: Geographical Center Problem
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2001 Jul 28, 5:17 PM

    You are entirely correct.  We're mainly pursuing the geographical center
    problem because it is interesting in its own right.
    Another criteria could be "degree of historic importance".  Salem, Paris,
    Greenwich, and other noteworthy places from the history of navigation
    all vie for this.
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Paul Baechler
    Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 11:13 AM
    Subject: Re: Geographical Center Problem
    It seems to me that the efforts to devise a minimum travel distance
    are something of a red herring; if the intent is to have a meeting
    then the desired goals are minimum travel cost and minimum travel
    time. An additional criterion, especially if families are involved,
    is the availability of things to do and sights to see. The minimum
    travel distance solution is apparently pointing to the Hudson's Bay
    region. I'd suggest that most list members would find locations  near
    the Atlantic gateway cities of either Europe or North America (e.g.,
    Paris, London, Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago) to be cheapest in
    terms of both time and money.
    Paul Baechler
    N34�51' W086�33'

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