In the Edo period, Tadataka Ino surveyed Japan over a period of 17 years from the ago of 56, and for the first time completed a map of Japan that had been made by taking actual measurements. In order to accurately measure distances, it said that he trained himself ot always walk with the same stride. As a result, the map he produced was so refined that it compares favorably to current satellite photos. Furthermore, he drew his map beautifully like a painting, describing details down to the highways.
How did Tadataka and his team create the elaborate map?
We will use virtual reality to uncover the mystery that surrounds Tadataka Ino's map of Japan, examining a wide range of aspects from the features of his work to his actual surveying methed.
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