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About NAC and Universal Address
A Natural Area Code (NAC) can represent both an area or a location anywhere in the world. A two, four, six,
eight or ten character NAC represents respectively an area about 1000km X 700km (like a province), 33km X 23km
(like a city), one square kilometer (like a street block), 35m X 25m (like a building) or one square meter
anywhere in the world. Since an eight or ten character NAC has reached the resolution of a traditional address,
it is also called a Universal Address, for example, NAC: 8KDB PGFD is the Universal Address of Washington
Monument. Using a NAC instead of a traditional address to specify a location can reduce 80% of key input, avoid
difficulties in inputting addresses with foreign characters, eliminate the needs of address databases and specify
all locations no matter whether there are traditional addresses or not. A group
of neighboring NACs can be combined into one NAC such as: 8C Q8 plus 8D Q8 plus 8F Q8 can be written as 8C-F Q8.
If the character after the hyphen represents a number smaller than the character before the hyphen, it means
a rotation, e.g., 8CX-2 Q8S represents 8CX Q8S plus 8CZ Q8S plus 8D1 Q8S plus 8D2 Q8S (note there are no vowels:
A, E, I, O, U, Y in any NAC). A NAC like 8C0-Z Q8D can be simplified to 8C Q8D. Therefore, a NAC can be used
to represent various rectangular areas anywhere in the world.
Using this page as a link:
http://www.nactag.info/mdirections.asp?from=8CNJ Q8ZG&waypoints=8CFG Q8HJ; 8CDF Q90J&to=8CDN Q8PK&locale=en&mode=DRIVING
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