- the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
Origin of cartography
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- the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
Word Origin for cartography
C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart
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Word Origin and History for cartograph
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- The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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