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The Unexpected-: Cartography and Maths

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Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

You Tube

Maps have always changed for humans throughout history, we are one of the few you have seen images of it, in real life. So how did past people perceive their world? Find out.


This programme is a comprehensive guide to mapping principles, using Australasian examples that show how maps are made and used. Origins of mapping concepts such as latitude, longitude, and scale are explained, as is the use of the global positioning system that determines location using the principle of triangulation.

eople adapt to them and sometimes alter them, the relationship between the two defines our planet. Students will learn about cartography and technologies such as GIS, GPS and databases that geographers use to help us see the regular and recurring patterns in Earth's physical and human systems. These tools help us see and understand the world's patterns, and also help to make our planet a more comprehensible and fascinating place.

Environmental Science

Cartography is the creation and the study of maps and charts - the difference being that maps apply to land and charts are for marine areas. It has a long tradition going back at least 4000 years; inextricably tied to geography for most of its history, in the 20th century it has diversified as it becomes more relevant in an increasingly digital modern world.


Fundamentals about Mapping