Origin of cartographyfrom Medieval Latin carta (see card) + -graphy
Cartography is map making.
The definition of cartography is the making of maps or charts.
An example of cartography is making an updated map of the world.
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
Origin of cartographyFrench cartographie carte map ( from Old French) ( from Latin charta, carta paper made from papyrus ; see card 1. ) -graphie writing ( from Greek -graphiā ; see -graphy . )
- car′to·graph′ic car′to·graph′i·cal
(usually uncountable, plural cartographies)
- He introduced a new standard of accuracy in the cartography of ancient Greece.
- Only two specimens of Roman cartography have come down to us, viz.
- Scarcely any specimens of ancient Egyptian cartography have survived.
- The science of geodesy is part of mathematical geography, of which the arts of surveying and cartography are applications.
- Chambers's West Florida and its Relation to the Historical Cartography of the United States (Johns Hopkins Studies in Historical and Political Science, Series 16, No.