Definition of mapping 

1 : the act or process of making a map

2 : function sense 5a a one-to-one continuous mapping

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Though both mapping apps are owned by the same company, many drivers prefer using Waze because the incident reporting feature is accurate and timely. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Google Maps may be getting Waze’s best feature: incident reporting," 29 June 2018 To get a better and faster picture of coral health, researchers developed a new incredibly accurate 3D mapping system. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "'ICE Is Everywhere': Using Library Science to Map the Separation Crisis," 25 June 2018 Van Duinen shared the mapping system for piecing sections together on the wall, explaining the puzzle-like process. Caitlin Mullen,, "'You are putting your mark on it': Students creating mural at Julian Middle School in Oak Park," 25 June 2018 The Sally Ride, meanwhile, has top-notch ocean mapping systems. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Is Stepping Into the Twilight Zone," 19 June 2018 In recent years, the company has invested heavily in developing its own mapping technology. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "How Maps Became the New Search Box," 13 June 2018 The Chinese allegedly took hundreds of gigabytes of material associated with a sensitive program called Sea Dragon that included signals and sensor data and other information relating to mapping systems, officials said. Gordon Lubold, WSJ, "Chinese Hackers Stole Large Amounts of Secret U.S. Submarine-Warfare Data, Military Says," 8 June 2018 One of Wyman’s longest-lasting designs is the mapping system, system diagram and neighborhood maps for the Washington Metro. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, "Behind the scenes with influential graphic artists from 50 years ago," 30 May 2018 Unlike those awful apps from years past that just plaster a translucent red lip print on your face, this service uses Perfect Corp. YouCam Makeup’s facial mapping technology to show, as much as possible, what makeup will look like in person. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Target Just Made Shopping for Makeup Much Easier," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of mapping

circa 1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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