Cartography is map making.
An example of cartography is making an updated map of the world.
Origin of cartography; from Medieval Latin carta (see card) + -graphy
Origin of cartographyFrench cartographie : carte, map (from Old French, from Latin charta, carta, paper made from papyrus; see card1) + -graphie, writing (from Greek -graphi&amacron;; see –graphy).
- car′to·graph′ic , car′to·graph′i·cal
(usually uncountable, plural cartographies)