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The Challenge: Create a Scale Map

Leaf notebook and mapBack at the lime factory we had to piece together the shapes, distances and bearings of all the bays. Because the instruments we made were rudimentary and calculations were at times rough, the map had limited accuracy. All things considered though, it's amazing what you can do with a few bits of wood, string and mathematics!

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Mathematics of Cartography on the Department of Mathematics, Rice University website
Mathematics - links to mathematicss sites on the Berrien County MI Intermediate School District site
The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping on the Oddens Bookmarks' site


Advanced Physics by Tom Duncan, John Murray 2000; ISBN: 0719576695

Infinite Perspectives: Two Thousand Years of Three-Dimensional Mapmaking by Brian M. Ambroziak and Jeffrey R. Ambroziak, Princeton Architectural Press, 1999; ISBN: 1568981953

Landmarks of Mapmaking by R. V. Tooley and Charles Bricker, Wordsworth Editions Ltd 1989; ISBN: 1853269360 (currently out of print)