The art or business of forming charts or maps
- the creating of maps and maps
- The art or company of creating charts or maps.
1843, from French cartographie, from Medieval Latin carta (see card (n.)) + French -graphie, from Greek -graphein "to publish, to draw" (see -graphy). Associated: Cartographer; cartographic.
the best name directed at the skill of chart drawing. (recreation: Orienteering)
But although military operations added to our knowledge of the world, scientific cartography was utterly neglected.