When it comes to both time and geographic coordinates, Britain is the benchmark from which both systems are set and their relationship has to do with travel. Johnny Harris explains how international cooperation, trade, and passenger trains led to a universal approach for time and coordinates, which now affects how land is described, people navigate, and carry out their daily lives across the globe.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.