Definition of cartographic in US English:


(also cartographical)


  • Relating to the science or practice of drawing maps.

    ‘he started his own cartographic printing company’
    • ‘Taken alone, they were insufficient for standard, cartographic mapping.’
    • ‘In more surveying, he filled in some of the cartographical gaps left by Captain Cook.’
    • ‘Areas where native peoples live have some of the poorest cartographic coverage in their respective states.’
    • ‘He says the whorls remind him of a cartographical system still undiscovered.’
    • ‘Western cartographic conventions began to displace indigenous traditions in most of Asia.’
    • ‘The mathematician's study might be considered an important site of contention for the various schools of recent cartographic criticism.’
    • ‘Two historical circumstances render this questioning especially relevant to an understanding of the cartographic rhetoric of Ulysses.’
    • ‘Without sufficient resources for the countrywide initiative, they focused on the need for better cartographic coverage of specific areas.’
    • ‘The superior results from some applications challenge even the most deeply rooted norms about the construction of cartographic knowledge.’
    • ‘In 1707, he started his own cartographic printing company.’