[ foh-tuh-map ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌmæp /


a mosaic of aerial photographs marked as a map, with grid lines, place-names, etc.

verb (used with object), pho·to·mapped, pho·to·map·ping.

to map by means of aerial photography.


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Origin of photomap

First recorded in 1865–70; photo- + map Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for photomap

/ (ˈfəʊtəʊˌmæp) /


a map constructed by adding grid lines, place names, etc, to one or more aerial photographs

verb -maps, -mapping or -mapped

(tr) to map (an area) using aerial photography
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