- the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
- the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
1843, from French cartographie, from Medieval Latin carta (see card (n.)) + French -graphie, from Greek -graphein “to write, to draw” (see -graphy). Related: Cartographer; cartographic.
- The art or technique of making maps or charts.