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Step 14: Getting around - through the login page, the map and teleporters

You can decide upon your location even as you login, as the image below will show you:

Currently there are 11 regions at Ngrid and you may wish to look at images of them before you decide which ones you would like to visit:
The world is basically divided into two distinct archipelagos and then we have one standalone island which belongs to a Czech University.

The Northern Archipelago:
Ubik (Entry point of NGrid, goodies wall, etc, also visit upper levels using teleporter)
Klein (MosMax Hax, Peter Scharmüller's kleinbau architecture)
zerodimension (Peter Scharmüller's sim)
HyperSim (MosMax Hax's wonderful play sim)
Max (Max's museum sim)
Ouvroir (Chris Marker museum @ NGrid)

The Southern Archipelago:
LEA ISEA (The ISEA2011 conference location)
LPDT2 (seat of LPDT2: http://lpdt2.blogspot.com/)
ShapeShifter (FeliX Ringtail's island)
Alpha Sea (Open sea)

VIAKISK (Czech University sim)

The second way of getting around is the world map, which can be found on the bottom menu (1).

1) When you open the map it will show you your current location. I was at Ubik when I did this, so it says Ubik in the search entry field (1a).

2) Type in the name of the location to which you want to go and it will show up in the big white space below, and at the same time the map will swing very quickly to the location which you searched.

3) Go to the bottom of the map and click on Teleport. The system will transport you to your desired destination.

At Ngrid there is a lot of building up in the sky, sometimes as high up as 5000 virtual meters, and usually on many different levels, all stacked above one another. You will especially encounter them at Ubik, Hypersim and LPDT2, but at other places also. These places (which are examples of the very best of metaverse building by the way - and no, I am definitely not the one who built them ;-) you can only access through teleporters, so keep an eye out for the blue and red prisms which are scattered all over NGrid. The above image shows you their usage.

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