Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Exmouth Hexagons

If you launch Google Earth (or the web equivalent Flash Earth), and zoom in on the Exmouth Peninsula in Western Australia, some large hexagons will come into view.

Put “Exmouth Hexagons” into Google to find out what these are all about [eg this page].


If you have the free ‘Jing‘ application installed, you can (using the ‘capture image’ option rather than ‘capture video’) copy an image of the hexagons and paste into Autograph.

In Autograph, using equal aspect, and no axes, place 6 points to create the main hexagon and ‘group to shape’. How would you transform this to create the ‘inner’ hexagon?

Watch this YouTube video to explore the possibilities!

Download the Autograph file (.agg)

Link to an online activity using the Autograph Player!