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

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The mapmaker needs to make a decision about the scale of the map - how much detail to include and how much to ignore. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Some members of the commission argued that picking a mapmaker endorsed by only one side would be unfair. Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2021 Hispaniola, the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti — as if the mapmaker denied their existence. New York Times, 2 July 2021 But instead of reflecting a change in the world, the Fifth Ocean is a rare example of a mapmaker making an effort to alter the planet. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 23 June 2021 Alina is a mapmaker for Ravka's First Army, who happens to be half Shu. Olivia Truffaut-wong,, 27 Apr. 2021 Season 1 of the fantasy series, based on Leigh Bardugo's books, introduces her as a low-ranking mapmaker in the king's First Army of Ravka, a fictional Imperial Russia-esque country filled with magic-wielding Grisha. Nick Romano,, 15 Apr. 2021 His father was a mapmaker for the U.S. Geological Survey, his mother a nurse. New York Times, 9 Mar. 2021 Trained as a mapmaker, Dolecki was assigned to an operation to help Ethiopia, a key U.S. ally, create up-to-date diagrams of its 470,000 square miles. Jonathan M. Pitts,, 11 Nov. 2020

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mapmaker was in 1598

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“Mapmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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