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cartography
1. The science, skill, or work of making maps.
2. The art or technique of making maps or charts.
3. Etymology: from French cartographie, from Middle Latin carta, "paper".

Maps are graphic simplifications of reality, portraying relationships on the surface of the earth, or other celestial bodies, with points, lines, areas, symbols, colors, and typography.

Some maps are charts that display data specifically for nautical and aeronautical navigation. A map can be either two-dimensional or three-dimensional.

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