- 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 work of making maps or charts
Origin of cartography; from Medieval Latin carta (see card) + -graphy
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 card1) + -graphie, writing (from Greek -graphiā; see –graphy).
- car′to·graph′ic , car′to·graph′i·cal
(usually uncountable, plural cartographies)