Outline of cartography

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Cartography or mapmaking is the study and practice of making maps or globes. Maps have traditionally been made using pen and paper, but the advent and spread of computers has revolutionized cartography. Most commercial quality maps are now made with map making software that falls into one of three main types; CAD, GIS, and specialized map illustration software.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to cartography:

Essence of cartography

Main article: Cartography

Branches of cartography

Types of maps

Map projections

History of cartography

Main article: History of cartography

General cartography concepts

Cartography scholars

Leaders in cartography

Cartography lists

Main article: List of cartography topics

See also

External links

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