The maps of A-M

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The maps of A-M

Postby Kangxi » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:10 pm

I've been comparing the new map with the older version. Anyone know why the arrows pointing to Widdershins & Turnwise in the new map are opposite to those in the old one? (Or, indeed, why arrows pointing to the normal of the turning circle are used at all, since they can't indicate direction of movement.)
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Re: The maps of A-M

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:50 pm

Hello Kangxi and welcome to the site. :)

I don't have the new map, but I seem to remember that Widdeshins is anticlockwise - at least in Discworld terms.
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Re: The maps of A-M

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:41 pm

Perhaps that's the DW variety of reversed polarity - reversed spin? :lol:
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Re: The maps of A-M

Postby Molokov » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:30 am

Tonyblack wrote:Hello Kangxi and welcome to the site. :)

I don't have the new map, but I seem to remember that Widdeshins is anticlockwise - at least in Discworld terms.


Widdershins is anti-turnwise in Roundworld terms as well :)
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Re: The maps of A-M

Postby Dotsie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:24 pm

On Roundworld widdershins is turnwise (or the opposite way to the motion of the Sun in the northern hemisphere). But it also described as anticlockwise.
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Re: The maps of A-M

Postby simmonds91 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:40 pm

I always thought the disc if A-M was to the right of Leshp moved anti-clockwise, like everyday clocks. --->
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Re: The maps of A-M

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:37 pm

If you think of the Hub as the line of polarity of Roundworld then clock(turn)wise equates with moving west and widdershins/anti-clockwise with eastwards - this also matches the movement of the DW sun moving from rim to rim over the hub as the north/south equivalent... I think... :shifty:

The Disc is a literal 2D map with the third spatial dimension provided by the spin so turnwise is the constant for clockwise, on the planetary movement rather than the sun ;)
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