Abstract: Using the mapping software ArcGIS and georeferenced maps,
the speaker has plotted coordinates of every building on the Towson University campus and mapped
them on a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection. After briefly explaining the fundamentals
of this projection method, the speaker shows how it can be used to exemplify in two dimensions some
fundamental concepts taught in introductory college algebra, precalculus, and statistics such as
distance measurements, mean, and standard deviation.