[Proj] Terminology: what should I call 60 nautical miles?

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 09:05:01 EST 2009

On Monday 27 April 2009 7:12:18 am Mikael Rittri wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like a term for the length unit that is 60 nautical miles.

Dare I ask why?

The "nautical mile" is a rather old fashion term handy in the days of sailing 
on a chart with sextant and chronometer.

I thought everyone was supposed to go metric---an underachieved effort on this 
side of the pond. 

> This length unit would approximate one degree of
> arc distance, in the same way as one nautical mile
> approximates one minute of arc distance.
> I have thought of the phrase "degree of arc distance"
> (which I think agrees, more or less, with how Snyder uses this phrase)
> but some of my colleagues dislike it.
> I have also thought of the phrase "exēntanautical mile",
> from Greek "exēnta" = 60, but...
> --
> Mikael Rittri
> Carmenta AB
> www.carmenta.com
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