Are maps becoming more objective now due to technological advancements? Why or why not?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Possibly. With the advent of automation, GIS software and enterprise databases very little is left for the cartographer to do. In the old days, one would physically scribe or place wax-back on mylar sheets, adjusting the symbology in order to fit new data. Also, ooccasionally, a sneaky cartography might make up a place name, name something after themselves - not very objective huh. That's somewhat rare though.

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