Foundations of Geometry I Project
University of Georgia
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.