Why do they call it Cartography? Why not Mapomatics?
- Sir CausticLv 63 weeks ago
Yeah! Or "Mapography"! We need to know!
- ElaineLv 73 weeks ago
Cartography is derived from the Latin "carta" meaning chart or map and the Greek "graphein" meaning to write. During the Age of Exploration what we call maps were called charts. These charts included reefs, bays, inlets, etc. as well as coastlines. Some charts recorded the number of fathoms around islands.
- megalomaniacLv 73 weeks ago
Because in French the word for "map" is "carte". French used to be a much more influential language.
- MarkLv 73 weeks ago
Because it's not a Gilda Radner-Bill Murrray SNL skit.
Also, "carta" means "map" or "chart" in Latin.
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- RickLv 63 weeks ago
before there WERE maps, there were CHARTS ......................