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    Re: language and spatio-temporal orientation
    From: Ronald van Riet
    Date: 2010 Aug 30, 22:08 -0700


    these two systems are basically the ways one can set up a car navigator system: show north up or show current heading up (for the time being discarding the 3D view which has become very popular with TomTom, Garmin etc.).
    Many people find it easiest to use the second setting, whereas this always confuses me not only because the picture is constantly moving around but mostly because by doing so it takes away my complete navigational reference which is obviously very much geographically oriented.
    I have no problem seeing that when I drive south and want to turn west I have to turn right even though on the screen it shows that I will be going left.
    In the "old" days of paper maps, my wife used to turn the map around in such cases to tell me to turn right.
    We seem to have different navigational reference systems.

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