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.


      the horizontal and vertical lines of the grid represents streets


      points can only be located at grid intersections


      numerical coordinates will always be integers


      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.




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