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    Re: Thoughts on why 'north' is at the top of maps (BBC)
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2016 Jun 16, 09:28 -0400


    On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 5:13 AM, David Pike <NoReply_DavidPike@fer3.com> wrote:

    ...  Is there something in the human brain that makes us like to see east to the right (which means north at the top)?  It’s the direction we in the Western World prefer to write and the direction we like our books to progress.


    For an engineer or mathematician, it is consistent with a right-hand twist coordinate system, which is more commonly used in practical life than the left-handed version.

    Don Seltzer

       
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