Definitions for "Cartography"
The art or business of forming charts or maps.
1. The art of making maps. 2. The lines, points, and polygons that represent components of a map such as state boundaries, interstate highways, and cities. For example, Census Tract cartography consists of polygons that represent Census Tract boundaries.
The science of producing maps. The special problems of cartography include the correct determination of ground elevations (topography) and the most realistic possible rendering of the curved surface of the earth on plane map material.
The organisation and communication of geographically related information in either graphic or digital form. It can include all stages from data acquisition to presentation and use.