Quadrants of Method
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I'd like to tie together my Quadrants of Method theory with
the image of the directional key
from the NOAA map. In the following image I've taken my proposed quadrant layout, rotated
it to account for magnetic north, and superimposed it onto the directional key.
There's a few important points here.
- The quadrant layout was constructed prior to finding the directional key. It was
created based soley on the evidence in the case.
- The "zodiac" vectors (0-11) are every 30 degrees. Not surprisingly, they line
up with the 30-degree tick marks of the magnetic north circle. Interestingly, only
the 30-degree ticks are labeled on the magnetic north circle.
- The inside of the magnetic north circle has a curious set of tick marks that are
apparently 1/128th of circle (32 per quadrant). The is very interesting because the
45-degree ticks are the most heavily emphasized (apart from the axes). This is precisely
the location where I have the quadrants changing. At the time I couldn't see why one would
choose such an alignment (apart from a general notion of symmetry). This is one possible