cartography


cartography
The art and science of expressing graphically, by maps and charts, the known physical and political or administrative features of the earth (or of another celestial body).

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • Cartography —    Cartography was stimulated by the need to visualize the newly discovered parts of the world in a graphic form. European expansion, especially by sea, strategic military aims, and even administrative and judicial needs encouraged the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • Cartography — Car*tog ra*phy, n. [Cf. F. cartographie. See {Card}, and { graphy}.] The art or business of forming charts or maps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cartography — 1843, from Fr. cartographie, from M.L. carta (see CARD (Cf. card) (n.)) + Fr. graphie, from Gk. graphein to write, to draw (see GRAPHY (Cf. graphy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cartography — ► NOUN ▪ the science or practice of drawing maps. DERIVATIVES cartographer noun cartographic adjective. ORIGIN from French carte card, map …   English terms dictionary

  • cartography — [kär täg′rə fē] n. [< ML carta (see CARD1) + GRAPHY] the art or work of making maps or charts cartographic [kärt΄ə graf′ik] adj. cartographical …   English World dictionary

  • Cartography — Cartographer redirects here. For the album by E.S. Posthumus, see Cartographer (album). A nautical chart of the Mediterranean Sea from the second quarter of the 14th century. It is the oldest original cartographic artifact in the Library of… …   Wikipedia

  • cartography — cartograph /kahr teuh graf , grahf /, n. cartographer, n. cartographic /kahr teuh graf ik/, cartographical, adj. cartographically, adv. /kahr tog reuh fee/, n. the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation,… …   Universalium

  • cartography — [[t]kɑː(r)tɒ̱grəfi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Cartography is the art or activity of drawing maps and geographical charts …   English dictionary

  • cartography — kartografija statusas Aprobuotas sritis kartografija apibrėžtis Mokslo ir gamybinės veiklos sritis, apimanti erdvinių gamtinių, antropogeninių ir socialinių objektų bei reiškinių grafinį modeliavimą ir kartografinių kūrinių sudarymą. atitikmenys …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cartography — noun Etymology: French cartographie, from carte card, map + graphie graphy more at card Date: circa 1847 the science or art of making maps • cartographic also cartographical adjective • cartographically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cartography — Картография …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии


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