cartography NOUN the science or practice of drawing maps.
DERIVATIVES cartographer noun cartographic adjective.
ORIGIN from French carte 'card, map' .

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  • Cartographic — Car to*graph ic, Cartographical Car to*graph ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to cartography. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cartographic — adjective /ˌkɑː.təʊˈɡɹæf.ɪk,ˌkɑɹ.təˈɡɹæf.ɪk/ Of or pertaining to the making of maps. This is important to the ends of tangible geography, as well in the construction and arrangement of tables, as in every description of cartographic composition.… …   Wiktionary

  • cartographic — adjective see cartography …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cartographic — See cartographer. * * * …   Universalium

  • cartographic — adj. pertaining to cartography (science of making maps, mapping) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cartographic — car·to·graph·ic …   English syllables

  • cartographic — adjective of or relating to the making of maps or charts • Syn: ↑cartographical • Pertains to noun: ↑cartography (for: ↑cartographical), ↑cartography • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cartographic aggression — is the term by which the victim country describes any act, in particular the publication of maps or other material by a neighbouring country, which purports to show part of what it perceives as its own territory as belonging to the other country …   Wikipedia

  • Cartographic generalization — Generalization has a long history in cartography as an art of creating maps for different scale and purpose. Cartographic generalization is the process of selecting and representing information of a map in a way that adapts to the scale of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartographic relief depiction — Terrain or relief is an essential aspect of physical geography, and as such its portrayal presents a central problem in cartography, and more recently GIS and 3D Visualization.The most obvious way to depict relief is to imitate it at scale, as in …   Wikipedia

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