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    Re: Geographical Center Problem
    From: Steven Tripp
    Date: 2001 Jul 25, 7:16 PM

    On 7/26/01 7:58 AM, "R.H. van Gent"  wrote:
    > When the Hudson Bay is taken as the map centre of an orthogonal view of
    > the Earth, its location does not look so strange ...
    
    I wonder if there is not a problem with this reasoning.  I understand that
    the "center of gravity" may be ideal, but is it *still* ideal when you
    project it onto the surface of the earth?  The center of gravity is based
    upon direct straight line access, but when it is projected onto the earth's
    surface folks need to take curved paths, which, in the case of people in Oz,
    are considerably longer than the straight path into the earth.
    
    Steve T.
    

       
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