257. Maps


See also 178. GEOGRAPHY ; 352. REPRESENTATION ; 399. TRAVEL .

aerocartography
the process of mapmaking by means of aerial survey.
cartography
the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction. Also chartography, chartology. —cartographer , n. —cartographic , adj.
chorography
1. a description, map, or chart of a particular region or area.
2. the art of preparing such descriptions or maps. —chorographer , n. —chorographic , adj.
loxodrome
a rhumb line or curve on the surface of a sphere intersecting all meridians at the same angle; hence, the course of a ship or aircraft following a constant compass direction. —loxodromic , adj.
photogrammetry
the use of photography for surveying or map-making.
phototopography
surveying or map-making by means of photography. —phototopographic, phototopographical , adj.
planisphere
a map showing half or more of the sphere of the heavens, indicating which part is visible at what hour from a given location. —planispheric, planispherical , adj.
topography
1. the detailed mapping or description of the features of a relatively small area, district, or locality.
2. the relief features or surface configuration of an area. —topographer , n. —topographic , adj.

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