*TAXICAB GEOMETRY*

by

Susan Sexton

Foundations of
Geometry I Project

University of
Georgia

Fall 2006

Instructor: Clint
McCrory

*Assumptions of
Taxicab Geometry*

Taxicab geometry is
very similar to Euclidean coordinate geometry.

However it is meant
to act as a better model of urban geography

than Euclidean
coordinate geometry.

Nonetheless,
taxicab geometry is an idealized model.

So there are some
basic assumptions that simplify working with this geometry.

á
the horizontal and vertical lines of the grid represents streets

á
points can only be located at grid intersections

á
numerical coordinates will always be integers

á
the taxicab distance between two points is the smallest number of
grid units that an imaginary taxi must travel to get from one point to the
other.