"Anything that can be spatially conceived can be mapped- and probably has been."
From The Nature of Maps by Robinson and Petchenik

Mathematics of Cartography



By Cynthia Lanius

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What exactly are maps?

So, is this a map?

What is the history of mapmaking?

He Measured the Circumference of the Earth With a Stick - 2,200 Years Ago!

What mathematics do you use with maps?

So if you go around the world in 80 days, how far would you go in a day?

Want to solve some problems?

Sure you do!! They use web-based technologies!

A List of Cartography Resources

So many links, so little time!

Map-Related Careers

Have they got a job for YOU!

Teachers' Notes

Lesson Details


Received Feb '97

References

Off-line Resources

Fun Mathematics Lesson

Other mathematics lessons by this author




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Copyright 1996-2003 Cynthia Lanius