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Outline of cartography

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Outline of cartography

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to cartography:

Cartography (also called mapmaking) – study and practice of making and using maps or globes. Maps have traditionally been made using pen and paper, but the advent and spread of computers has revolutionized cartography.


  • Essence of cartography 1
  • Branches of cartography 2
    • Approaches in cartography 2.1
  • Types of maps 3
    • Map projections 3.1
  • History of cartography 4
  • General cartography concepts 5
  • Cartography scholars 6
  • Persons influential in cartography 7
  • See also 8
  • External links 9

Essence of cartography

Branches of cartography

Approaches in cartography

Types of maps

Map projections

Map projection

History of cartography

History of cartography

General cartography concepts

Cartography scholars

Persons influential in cartography

See also

External links

  • National Cartographic Center of Iran (NCC), Tehran
  • British Cartographic Society
  • Mapping History - a learning resource from the British Library
  • Geography and Maps, an Illustrated Guide, by the staff of the US Library of Congress.
  • The history of cartography at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Antique Maps by Carl Moreland and David Bannister - complete text of the book, with information both on mapmaking and on mapmakers, including short biographies of many cartographers
  • North American Cartographic Information Society
  • Society of Cartographers supports the practising cartographer and encourages and maintains a high standard of cartographic illustration
  • Concise Bibliography of the History of Cartography, Newberry Library
  • UPCT : project aimed at creating a world map (a French map to begin) with voluntaries using GPS
  • GITTA - A webbased open content eLearning course with basic and intermediate cartography lessons based on the eLML XML framework.
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