cartographer was our Word of the Day on 04/22/2017. Hear the podcast!
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Now, experience is here and unavoidable: disease has forced me to become an explorer and a cartographer.
Powell’s map, assembled under his direction by USGS cartographers, reveals the western half of America separated into watersheds, the natural land basins through which water flows.
Eleven years later, a Corps of Topographical Engineers map had sought to add additional detail, but could only insert a tenuous dotted line that indicated some cartographer’s wild guess about the Colorado River’s course.
That’s what drew Bolcik, a landscaper from Rockville, Md., and Davis, a Frederick cartographer, to that photo.
Royal cartographer Elias was only a baby when his father and the two young heirs to the throne of St. John del Mar disappeared after an ambush at a picnic left the rest of their party dead from poisoned wine.
Since then, National Geographic cartographers have created hundreds of supplement maps exploring the world, its people and cultures, and the natural environment.
Most listeners know Williams as sound-cartographer of a star system considerably more bellicose, of course, and this evening did not pass without a big bang or two, ending with Star Wars excerpts.
Jane Pritchard, curator of dance for London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, described him as a cartographer of 19th-century ballet.
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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."
CARTOGRAPHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cartographer for English Language Learners
: a person who makes maps
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