"Objects that are unmoving with respect to earth coordinates are given fixed locations on the chart. **Every location can be assigned an absolute address in a global coordinate system. Direction, position, and distance are all defined in terms of a single universal framework* established by applying a scheme of angular measurement to the earth itself. A universal time standard in combination with the measurement of distance yields a unit of rate of movement."*

Extract from "Cognition in the Wild"
Alex Singh