map·​mak·​er | \ ˈmap-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce mapmaker (audio) \

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mapmaking \ ˈmap-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce mapmaking (audio) \ noun

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As theologists, philosophers, explorers, and mapmakers debated what might lie at the planet’s very top, a picture emerged rooted in mythology, astrology and biblical literalism. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "In ‘North Pole: Nature and Culture,’ grappling with a place beyond time and measure," 3 Aug. 2019 In an effort to put the recent 7.1-magnitude Ridgecrest quake into historical context, the mapmakers at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center created an animated time-lapse of quakes that have shaken the Golden State over the past 30 years. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "Recent California earthquakes and other disasters have spawned a time-lapse treasure trove," 26 July 2019 Instead of relying on the whim of the mapmaker, Dr. Feigenbaum used physics. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "Mitchell Feigenbaum, Physicist, Dies at 74; He Made Sense of Chaos," 18 July 2019 Together, the cases give the justices an opportunity to address how far mapmakers of either party can go in pursuit of political advantage. Luke Broadwater,, "U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule Thursday on Maryland gerrymandering case," 27 June 2019 Born in North Wales near Caernarfon, Evans was an explorer and mapmaker working for the Spanish crown in its American territories. James Griffiths, CNN, "The racist origins of the myth a Welsh prince beat Columbus to America," 21 July 2019 Meanwhile, before his death, Republican legislative mapmaker Thomas Hofeller set in place another key foundation for a white republic. Carol Anderson, Time, "Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It," 17 July 2019 João Gilberto, the bossa nova mapmaker who died on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro at 88, spent the greatest years of his musical life right there, singing softly to the edge. Chris Richards, Washington Post, "João Gilberto sang lullabies to the future," 7 July 2019 While a new map in Pennsylvania helped, the real lesson is that even the savviest mapmakers cannot always see the future, and most states draw new districts just once a decade. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, "How Much Does Gerrymandering Really Matter?," 28 June 2019

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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