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cartographer

[kahr-tog-ruh-fer] /kɑrˈtɒg rə fər/
noun
1.
a person engaged in cartography, or the production of maps.

cartography

[kahr-tog-ruh-fee] /kɑrˈtɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin c(h)art(a) carte + -o- + -graphy
Related forms
cartograph
[kahr-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈkɑr təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ (Show IPA),
noun
cartographer, noun
cartographic
[kahr-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌkɑr təˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cartographical, adjective
cartographically, adverb
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Examples for cartographers
  • And also took mapping camera pictures of the moon for the cartographers.
  • The only problem is the lack of communication between cartographers.
  • While the work was in progress, the cartographers either numbered the peaks or used the local names.
  • Elections should be won at the ballot box, not at the cartographers table.
  • cartographers cannot chart the fjords quick enough to keep up with all the receding glaciers.
  • At the top of the building is where the cartographers are making their maps.
  • For example, look at different ways cartographers represented topography.
  • To become a raster navigational chart, cartographers add a system of geographic reference to the digital image.
  • cartographers preparing geologic maps for publication.
  • The workforce is composed primarily of cartographers and computer specialists.
British Dictionary definitions for cartographers

cartography

/kɑːˈtɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
Derived Forms
cartographer, chartographer, noun
cartographic (ˌkɑːtəˈɡræfɪk), cartographical, chartographic, chartographical, adjective
cartographically, chartographically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart
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Word Origin and History for cartographers
cartography
1859, from Fr. cartographie, from M.L. carta (see card (n.)) + Fr. -graphie, from Gk. -graphein "to write, to draw."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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cartographers in Science
cartography
  (kär-tŏg'rə-fē)   
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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