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    Re: SI Units
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2009 Oct 22, 16:34 -0700

    Perhaps 1/120 of a degree at the equator would be a better fit for the
    nautical kilometer. Now what can be done with the cable and league?
    
    On Oct 22, 4:05�pm, James N Wilson  wrote:
    > I examined the application of the metric system to navigation quite a few
    > years ago, and came to this conclusion:
    >
    > My proposal for adapting the meter to navigation is to define a new
    > unit, the nautical kilometer. It would be 1/60 of a degree at the
    > Equator, and with this new unit, we would be in consonance with the
    > metric system, and yet able to do business as usual, with only
    > minor changeover pains. And if some diehard insisted on using the
    > archaic nautical mile, he could still do so without discrimination.
    > And besides, who would know?
    >
    > Jim Wilson
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