"Cartography exhibited rapid advances during periods when mathematics was used in an integral manner, and declined during others when maps were simply drawn by travelers based on their experiences or devised by scholars to illustrate philosophical theories of world order..."
Resnikoff and Wells From Mathematics and Civilization

Table of Contents
Maps Main Page
What are Maps?
Map History
Math Topics
Math Problems
Web Resources
Careers
Teachers' Notes
References
Other Math Lessons

Mathematics of Cartography

The Four-Color Problem

Mathematics Topics



John Polking's
Geometry of
The Sphere
Wow! There seems to be a lot of math there- lines, points, areas, coordinates, etc. We will investigate three major topics associated with maps.

Scale

Coordinate systems

Projection

Table of Contents
Maps Main Page
What are Maps?
Map History
Math Topics
Math Problems
Web Resources
Careers
Teachers' Notes
References
Other Math Lessons

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