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Recent Examples of cartographer from the Web
According to Kate Connolly of The Guardian, the new heart of the EU was determined by French cartographers at IGN, a geographic engineering institute in Paris.
It was drawn in 1452 as one of only three world maps Venetian cartographer Giovanni Leardo drew and signed.
Senna’s body of work has shown her to be a skilled cartographer of racial terrain, detailing entanglements that are rich and nuanced and complicated by race, rather than simply illustrative of boundaries.
Fortune's Robert Hackett has a nice summary of a cartographer's video that shows just how the malware munches up the code of a victim machine and then injects others nearby.
Dave Albert, an excellent Juneau cartographer who directs the science program for The Nature Conservancy in Alaska, provided tips and ideas.
Michael Zeiler, a geographer and cartographer, wrote on GreatAmericanEclipse.com.
Owen Williams, 92, a cartographer and geodesist who retired in 1982 from the Defense Mapping Agency as deputy director of management and technology, died June 1 at a hospital in Williamsburg, Va.
For instance, Martin’s Lands of Ice and Fire, a boxed collection of twelve maps illustrated by a cartographer, depicts the known world and teases intriguing locales that fans may be interested in visiting.
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Did You Know?
Up until the 18th century, maps were often decorated with fanciful beasts and monsters, at the expense of accurate details about places. French mapmakers of the 1700s and 1800s encouraged the use of more scientific methods in the art they called "cartographie." The French word cartographie (the science of making maps), from which we get our English word "cartography," was created from "carte," meaning "map," and "-graphie," meaning "representation by." Around the same time we adopted "cartography" in the mid-19th century, we also created our word for a mapmaker, "cartographer."
First Known Use of cartographer
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